Copycat Red Lobster™ Coconut Shrimp
Jumbo shrimp tossed in sweet, crispy coconut flakes and dipped in creamy piña colada sauce may sound like something you’ve ordered before, but this coconut shrimp is unlike anything you’ve ever made before—guaranteed.MORE+LESS-
container (5 oz) Oui™ by Yoplait® French style coconut yogurt
teaspoons (from 8-oz can) crushed pineapple
teaspoon frozen concentrated piña colada mix, thawed
cup sweetened shredded coconut
cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs
cup frozen concentrated piña colada mix, thawed
lb uncooked deveined peeled extra-large (16 to 20 count) shrimp, butterflied (see tip)
In small bowl, mix Sauce ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
In shallow dish, mix coconut and bread crumbs. Spoon 1/2 cup thawed piña colada mix into small bowl. In another small bowl, mix cornstarch and salt. Working with 2 to 3 shrimp at a time, coat shrimp in cornstarch mixture, then dip into piña colada mix, then into bread crumb mixture, and completely coat, pressing lightly to adhere.
In 4- to 5-quart Dutch oven, heat about 2 inches oil to 350°F. Add shrimp to hot oil; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Carefully transfer to paper towel-lined plate to drain. Serve immediately with sauce.
- To butterfly shrimp, place shrimp on cutting board, and carefully run tip of knife, without cutting all the way through, around outside of shrimp from head end to tail end. Open shrimp, and gently flatten with tail on top.
- When frying, use a thermometer to ensure oil is at the proper temperature. If the oil is too hot, the shrimp will brown too quickly. If the oil is not hot enough, the shrimp will absorb oil and have a greasy flavor.
Serving Size: 1 Serving
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1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 5 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 1/2 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 6 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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