Lightly fried shrimp is served with a spicy-sweet dipping sauce for a fun and easy party appetizer.From the book "Lucinda's Authentic Jamaican Kitchen," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Wiley).
For the sauce, combine the Scotch bonnet pepper, lime juice, honey, rum, salt, and oil in a serving bowl. Set aside.
Rinse the shrimp in cold water and pat dry with paper towels. In a small bowl, beat together the egg whites, Worcestershire sauce, and salt. Spread the coconut out on a plate. Coat each shrimp with the egg white mixture and roll in coconut.
Heat 1/4 cup of the oil in a large skillet over high heat until it is very hot. Add half of the shrimp to the oil in a single layer. Fry until golden brown, for 1 1/2 minutes. Turn each one over and cook 2 more minutes. Remove to drain on paper towels. Using the remaining 1/4 cup of oil, repeat the process until all of the shrimp is cooked. Serve the shrimp immediately with the dipping sauce.