How to make it

  • Place all apricot dipping sauce ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, beer, baking soda, salt, cayenne, and egg. Beat until it is smooth. Add a bit more flour or beer, if necessary, so that the batter has the consistency of thick pancake batter.
  • Tightly wrap each shrimp like a pinwheel (with the tail end of the shrimp on the outside) and skewer 1 shrimp on the end of each skewer. Use a paper towel to pat the shrimp dry.
  • Pour oil into a small, tall pot until it is 3 inches deep (I use a small fryer so in that case, fill oil up to line). Heat oil until it reaches 350 degrees F.
  • While oil is heating, dip each shrimp into the batter, then dredge into the coconut shreds so that the entire "lollypop" is covered in coconut shreds.
  • When oil is ready, submerge 6 shrimp at a time into oil (with the skewers sticking out of the pot). Fry for approximately 1 minute, or until coconut is a golden brown, rotating the top of the skewer once or twice. Remove and place lollypops on paper towel to absorb excess oil.
  • Skim any wayward coconut shreds from the oil. Adjust heat so that it is 350 degrees F again and continue with next batch. Serve with apricot dipping sauce.

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  • nuq101 10 years ago
    Is there anything else we can use instead of beer in this recipe? my religion doesn't allow me to use that so I was wondering if there is an alternative. I would appreciate if you can let me know. Thanks :)
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    I love that dipping sauce Luisa five forks just for that. I am printing this one for a later date. I am starting to get a log jam of your recipes to try.First I will make the Aztec soup recipe.
    Flagged as beautiful.
    Five forks and a big smile:)
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  • krumkake 11 years ago
    Alright, I have to stop now - I think I've printed off 10 of your recipes to try...this one has got to be at the top of the list! It's not grilling season here now, so I will go with the deep frying for the moment - these sound absolutely fantastic (and yes, 100 times better than "that other place"...).
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  • conner909 11 years ago
    Love this dish! Dona't like The Outback Restaurant! Thanks! I think the Charthouse used to have pretty good coconut shrimp several years ago!
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    I agree with you, I would never go to the Outback restaurant(I hate franchise restaurants, anyway)! Especially with this recipe at hand!
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  • sporadiccook 11 years ago
    These look great....I LOVE coconut shrimp!
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