Copycat Red Lobster’s Coconut Shrimp Recipe

The sweet coconut, rum and pina colada mix make this a shrimp dish fit for any island getaway.

Copycat Red Lobster’s Coconut Shrimp Recipe

How To Make Copycat Best Red Lobster's Coconut Shrimp Ever

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins


  • 2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 cup corn starch, divided
  • 2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 1/2 cup pina colada drink mix, divided
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
  • 1 lb shrimp, uncooked, peeled, deveined, butterflied
  • Vegetable oil , for deep frying
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup pineapple, crushed, drained


  1. Combine bread crumbs, 1/2 cup cornstarch, and coconut flakes in a bowl and set aside.

  2. Combine 1 cup pina colada drink mix, powdered sugar, and rum in another bowl and set aside.

  3. Place 1 cup corn starch in a separate bowl. Coat shrimp in the following order to achieve desired texture:

    1. Cornstarch mixture

    2. Pina colada mixture

    3. Coconut mixture

    4. Pina colada mixture

    5. Coconut mixture

  4. Carefully drop each coated shrimp into 375° oil. Fry until golden brown, remove from fryer, and drain.

  5. Combine 1/2 cup pina colada drink mix, sour cream, and pineapple. Dip fried shrimp in sauce to serve.


  • Sugar: 25g
  • :
  • Calcium: 289mg
  • Calories: 829kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 115g
  • Cholesterol: 296mg
  • Fat: 20g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Iron: 6mg
  • Potassium: 392mg
  • Protein: 33g
  • Saturated Fat: 14g
  • Sodium: 1418mg
  • Vitamin A: 119IU
  • Vitamin C: 11mg
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