What’s better than grilled shrimp? Fried shrimp, duh. This Coconut Shrimp with Citrus Apricot Preserves is the bomb.

Coconut Shrimp with Citrus Apricot Preserves


  • 1lb 15-20 count shrimp
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup All Purpose Floud, with 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 3 tbsp apricot preserves
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp grapefruit zest


In a small mixing bowl combine apricot preserves, lime juice, salt, minced garlic, and grapefruit zest. Refrigerate until ready for use. Prep your breading station bowls. One  with salted flour, the second with beaten eggs, combine your panko and coconut in the third. Dip the shrimp into the flour, then the eggs, and then dredge the shrimp into the coconut mixture, pressing gently to adhere. Set the coated shrimp aside on a baking sheet until finished. Add enough oil the bottom of a large skillet to cover the shrimp and preheat to  medium heat. Fry the coconut shrimp in batches - do not crowd them in the pan.  Batches will vary in size depending on the capacity of your pan but as a rule of thumb you want enough space that the shrimp are not overlapping one another. Flip after 2-3 minutes and fry the other side for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Drain the finished coconut shrimp on a plate lined with a paper towel as you fry the rest. Serve immediately with apricot citrus preserves. Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 1313kcal Calories from fat 444
% Daily Value
Total Fat 49g 75%
Saturated Fat 34g 170%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 944mg 315%
Sodium 3065mg 128%
Carbohydrate 138g 46%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 70g
Protein 84g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g