Here is the best fried shrimp recipe EVER!!!! I had it at a restaurant and I found their recipe online. I have to make fried shrimp like this every time now. The sauce is indescribable, it's so good. GOOD LUCK!!!! (I believe they copied it from Red Lobster's recipe too)
1/2 lb. Large Shrimp (butterfly the shrimp)
1 C. Sweetened Coconut Fakes
1 C. Plain Bread Crumbs
1/4 C. Corn Starch (mix with coconut and bread crumbs)
1/2 C. Pina Colada Mix
3 Tbs. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum (or whatever brand you want)
1 Tbs. Powder Sugar
1/2 C. Corn Starch
Vegetable for deep frying
Mix bread crumbs, 1/4 cup cornstarch, and coconut in a deep bowl and set aside. Combine Pina Colada mix, powder sugar and Rum in a small mixing bowl and set aside.
Place 1/2 cup corn starch in a separate bowl. Heat oil for deep frying. Oil is ready for frying shrimp with it reaches 375 degrees.
Coat shrimp first in corn starch, then into the Pina Colada mix, then dust shrimp in bread crumbs, coconut mixture. Second coating place back into Pina Colada mix, then again into coconut, and then the bread crumb mixture. Place prepared shrimp carefully into hot oil. Fry until golden brown, remove from fryer and drain.
PINA COLADA DIPPING SAUCE
1 C. Pina Colada Mix (Major Peters mix was used)
1/4 C. Water
2 Tbs. Crush Pineapple (drained)
1 Tbs. + 1 tsp. Sweetened Coconut Flakes
3 Tbs. + 1 tsp. Powder Sugar
1+1/2 tsp. Corn Starch
3 tsp. Cold Water
Mix Pina Colada, water, crush pineapple, coconut, and powder sugar in a sauce pan. Heat on medium low temperature until sauce begins to simmer, stirring frequently. Let mixture simmer slowly 10 - 12 minutes. Mix corn starch and water together, add to sauce and blend well. Let mixture simmer for 3 - 5 minutes longer while stirring during and after adding cornstarch. Remove from heat and bring to room temperature.
make it all the time and I'm a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu school and a chef.