How to Make Belizean Coconut Shrimps

How to prepare Belizean Coconut Shrimps

In this blog post, we share with you the steps to prepare one of our favorite recipes – Belizean Coconut Shrimps.

Ingredients

  • 1 local egg
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup Belikin beer (Belizean beer)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups flaked coconut
  • 24 shrimp
  • 3 cups coconut oil for frying

See video below:


Instructions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine egg, 1/2 cup flour, Belikin beer and baking powder. Place 1/4 cup flour and coconut in two separate bowls.
  2. Hold shrimp by the tail, and dredge in flour, shaking off excess flour. Dip in egg/ Belikin beer batter; allow excess to drip off. Roll shrimp in coconut, and place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, heat coconut oil to 350 degrees F in a deep-fryer.
  3. Fry shrimp in batches: cook, turning once, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Using tongs, remove shrimp to paper towels to drain. Serve warm with your favorite home made dipping-sauce.

Check out our Belize Recipes page where you can find a selection of recipes chosen from our past and present menus; from the kitchen of Lucy Fleming as well as from our guests.

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