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Best Shrimp for Coconut Shrimp Recipe 

By stacy ling

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Making coconut shrimp but aren't sure what shrimp to use? Follow these tips to make the tastiest recipe for coconut shrimp. 

When it comes to making coconut shrimp, it’s important to choose the right type of shrimp to achieve the best results.

Ultimately, the choice of shrimp may depend on personal preference and  availability. Larger shrimp with a clean, fresh taste work well for  coconut shrimp as they can hold up to the coating and offer a juicy  texture when cooked. Here are some tips to consider. 

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Large or Jumbo Shrimp Opt for larger shrimp for  coconut shrimp, as they provide a substantial bite and offer a good  shrimp-to-coating ratio. Look for shrimp labeled as “large” or “jumbo”.

Peeled and Deveined Shrimp To save time and effort,  choose shrimp that are already peeled and deveined so it’s less work for  you. This will ensure that the shrimp are ready to be coated and cooked  without the need for additional preparation.

Tail-On or Tail-Off Leaving the  tails on can create an appealing presentation and provide a convenient handle for guests to hold while dipping. However, removing the tails makes it easier for guests to enjoy the shrimp.

Fresh or Frozen Shrimp Fresh shrimp are ideal if you have access to high-quality, fresh seafood. However, if fresh shrimp is not readily available, frozen shrimp can be a convenient and equally delicious option. 

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Wild-Caught or Responsibly Farmed Consider choosing wild-caught or responsibly-farmed shrimp to support sustainable fishing practices.

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Follow along to learn more about how to make this recipe for coconut shrimp.

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