Combine the seasoning mix together in a bowl. Stir the dipping sauce ingredients together in a second bowl. Have this ready at the table when the shrimp are done.
Mix together about 2 t of the seasoning mix, about 1 1/4 cups of flour, the beer and the baking powder, and place this in a third bowl.
Combine the remaining flour with another 2 t of the seasoning mix.
Coat each shrimp with the remaining seasoning mix, then in the flour mixture, then in the batter, then in the coconut. Deep-fry the shrimp for about 1 minute and drain on paper towels.
* Shrimp in coconut beer batter with dipping sauce -- Adapted from Chef Paul Prudhomme''s "Louisiana Kitchen." A nice appetizer, though very caloric.
* Don''t put too much batter on or it will overwhelm the poor shrimp. The dipping sauce is great for other things as well.