Father’s Day is this weekend! Forget about taking Dad out to dinner, instead create Dad a one of a kind meal all his own at home for a fraction of what it would cost to take the entire family out to a restaurant.
When I was approached by Walmart, as one of the Walmart Moms, to come up with a dinner for Dad I immediately began thinking of some of my husband’s favorite meals. But since this is a special day, Dad’s Day, it couldn’t just be something I would ordinarily make. It had to be special.
So with much debating I think I came up with the perfect Dad’s Day Dinner for my husband.
Dad’s Day Dinner Menu
Coconut Crusted Shrimp
Fully Loaded Baked Potato
Corn on the Cob
Yeast Dinner Rolls served with Honey Butter
Mmmm, reading that menu just makes my mouth water. My husband loves coconut shrimp but since I’m not a fan of coconut (at all) I don’t typically make meals that require the white stuff. But after making the coconut crusted shrimp I might have to rethink my whole thought process on coconut because actually I really liked it in this dish. So much so that I’m thinking we will definitely be making this recipe again, and not just for a special occasion.
After heading to my local Walmart to pick up all of the ingredients to make our Dad’s Day Dinner, it was back to the kitchen to put it all together. I even had some of the kidlets helping out by shucking the corn (which they loved doing). I think having the kidlets help prepare Dad’s dinner makes it just a little more special. But speaking of Walmart, I was surprised to find out that Walmart had some really great prices on their bagged, raw shrimp which was just the thing we needed for our recipe (see below).
- 26-30 Jumbo Raw, Peeled, De-veined, Tail On Shrimp
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
- Vegetable Oil
Coconut Crusted Shrimp
- Thaw Shrimp in cold water according to package directions
- Fill deep skillet with about 1/3 of vegetable oil. Heat on med-high heat. (please use extreme caution when cooking with oil. Do not allow to become too hot.)
- Prepare your coating station: You’ll need 3 large bowls. In one bowl add the flour. In the second bowl combine the egg and milk. And in the third bowl combine the panko and coconut flakes.
- Once oil has reached desired temperature (shrimp should sizzle slightly when placed in pan) it’s time to assemble the shrimp and add them to our pan. First dunk the shrimp in the flour then the egg mixture and lastly the panko/coconut mixture. Once coated add shrimp to the pan but do not crowd the pan too much. One may have to cook the shrimp in several batches.
- Fry the shrimp for approximately 3-4 minutes on each side or until the shrimp has turned a nice golden brown color. Sides of shrimp should begin to brown which is the time they need to be flipped.
- Once shrimp has reached a nice golden brown color, remove from pan and place on wire rack (on top of a cookie sheet) to drain and cool. Sprinkle with salt.