Coconut Fried Shrimp

Author Marsha Dean Phelts, in her 2008 book, The American Beach Cookbook, writes: “There are times when residents of American Beach feel that they have had too many shrimp. Other times there may be too many crabs or too much fish. When it comes to too much of an item, people often become more creative and resort to different ways of cooking the same old thing. After frying, boiling and making Shrimp Creole, many cooks smothered or stewed the shrimp as a last resort.”