Originally Posted by Koukouvagia
I believe they are made with dried coconut.
I know these were all the rage a few years back but am I the only one who hates coconut shrimp?
I don't HATE it per se just think the shrimps come out oily as well as overpowered by the coconut flavor (when the sweetened dried type is used for crust).
Not to mention the inevitable scorched areas caused by the high sugar content.
That said if you used the dehydrated unsweetened coconut flakes (found in every Paleo dieter's dry pantry) this could be avoided.
If you prefer a more pronounced presence try frying in a mix of coconut oil and something with a higher smoke point (peanut?).
Maybe a dipping sauce made with coconut cream (Cocoa Lopez is good and has been around forever) and some sort of flavored vinegar hot pepper oil emulsion to jazz things up.