Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Joe's Crab Shack's Coconut Shrimp Recipe

Servings: 4


* 1 lb medium-large fresh shrimp cleaned, shelled,
* and butterflied
* 2 x Large eggs
* 1/4 c. water
* 2/3 c. corn starch
* 1 pkt premium flaked coconut - (7 ounce)
* (small flake coconut if possible)
* 1 Tbsp. sugar
* 1 tsp salt
* 1/2 c. flour


1. Mix Large eggs and water. Set aside. Place 1/3 c. of corn starch in bowl for dusting of shrimp. Fold in separate bowl 1/3 c. (the remainder) of corn starch, coconut, sugar, salt, and flour, blend well.

2. Heat oil for deep frying. Roll shrimp in corn starch, then in egg wash, then finally roll in coconut mix. Place shrimp in warm oil and deep fry till done. Shrimp will float to the top when cooked. Take care not to overcook shrimp

3. Serve with "Joe's Crab Shack's Pineapple Dipping Sauce".
4. This recipe yields 4 servings.

5. Comments: We have found the results to be slightly better when you process the coconut in a blender for a few seconds. It will grate up the coconut just a bit more.

Joe's Crab Shack's Pineapple Dipping Sauce

1 can crushed pineapple natural juice - (8 oz) do not drain
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup red plum preserves
1/2 cup sweet and sour sauce see * Note

Note: The yellow type not the red sauce, we used Kraft Sweet and Sour Sauce.

Place all, including pineapple juice, in a sauce pan and simmer on medium-low to low heat for 20 to 25 minutes stirring frequently until mixture thickens slightly.


  1. Well this joes crab shacks and coconut shrimp is one of the best shrimp recipes to make.