Shrimp ono nui

Yield: 8 servings

Measure Ingredient
24 Raw jumbo shrimp; peeled
½ cup Flour
2 Eggs; beaten
1½ cup Shredded coconut
Oil; for deep frying
1 cup Bottled cocktail sauce
¼ cup Crushed pineapple

This Hawaiian-style shrimp dish came from the Safari Steakhouse restaurant in the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu. The shrimp are heavily coated with shredded coconut before being deep-fried and served with a pineapple cocktail sauce. Ono nui means "very good" in Hawaiian and this dish definitely lives up to its name.

Roll the shrimp in flour seasoned with salt, then dip in the beaten egg. Roll the shrimp in the coconut, covering thoroughly. Deep-fry the shrimp in oil heated to about 350 degrees until browned and cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Mix the cocktail sauce with the crushed pineapple. Serve the shrimp with the sauce on the side.

Source: Best Recipes from the Los Angeles Times ISBN: 0-8109-1237-6

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