Coconut Shrimp

Golden, crispy coconut shrimp paired with japchae, a slightly sweet and savory cold Korean glass noodle dish is the perfect meal for a picnic. It's refreshing, light, and the flavors compliment each other perfectly. Minimal ingredients needed for this colossal shrimp dish!

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Coconut Shrimp


  • Coconut Shrimp:
    • 1 lb Legal Sea Foods Online Shop’s Colossal Raw Shrimp
    • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
    • 2 large eggs beaten
    • 1 /2 teaspoon smoked paprika, black pepper, and sea salt
    • 1 cup shredded coconut
    • 3/4 cup panko
    • 3-4 tbsp avocado oil or butter
  • Japchae:
    • 14oz noodles (for this recipe, shirataki noodles were used, but you can use glass sweet potato noodles)
    • 3 tablespoons coconut aminos
    • 3 tablespoons tamari
    • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
    • 1/2 cup red cabbage
    • 1 large carrot
    • 3-4 shiitake mushrooms
    • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
    • 1/2 cup scallions
    • 1/ 4 cup pickled ginger
    • 1/ 4 teaspoon black pepper
    • toasted sesame seeds (optional)


  1. Thaw out your shrimp and pat dry any excess moisture.
  2. Rinse your shirataki noodles, and Place shirataki noodles on a medium high heat pan with no oil to cook out any extra moisture for about 7 minutes. Add all other ingredients and set aside.
  3. Combine flour and seasonings in one bowl. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl. Combine panko and shredded coconut in a third bowl.
  4. Dip the shrimp into flour, eggs, and coconut mixture.
  5. Heat a pan on medium heat and place 7-8 shrimps on the pan. Do not overcrowd.
  6. Flip them after 2 minutes, and cook shrimp for addition 2 minutes. If you prefer a crispy exterior and darker, cook for 2 minutes 30 seconds on each side. Enjoy!

Helpful tips:

  • You can add baking soda and salt to give the shrimp a crisper, snappier texture and rinse before dipping in coconut, panko, flour, and egg.
  • Pat dry shrimp to help them get crispy.
  • If you want more flavor, brine your shrimp in salt, sweetener and water.
  • Use shredded coconut for even coating.
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