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Coconut Shrimp skewers on a plate with mango salsa

Coconut Shrimp with a Mango Salsa

Teri & Jenny
Lightly breaded coconut shrimp served with a bright and flavorful mango salsa. This is a delicious recipe that can be served as an appetizer or as a main with a side.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Chill Time 1 hr
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Amercian
Servings 4
Calories 379 kcal


  • 6 bamboo skewers


  • 12 tiger shrimp, cleaned and peeled with tails intact
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¾ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup almond meal
  • 2 tablespoons Panko breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 quarts vegetable oil for frying

mango salsa

  • 2 mangos, diced
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced and zested
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • salt to taste


  • Place oil in a large pot and begin preheating, about 10 minutes before preparing the shrimp, on medium-high heat.
  • In a small bowl, season the shrimp with salt and pepper.
  • In a shallow dish combine flour, garlic powder and cayenne pepper. In another shallow dish, gently toss together the coconut, almond meal and breadcrumbs.
  • Dredge shrimp in the flour mixture and shake off any excess flour.
  • Then dip each shrimp into the beaten eggs, followed by the coconut mixture.
  • Shake off any excess coconut and secure onto a bamboo skewer, 3 shrimp per skewer.
  • Place skewers onto a parchment covered sheet pan and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Once oil has reached 350 degrees F drop the chilled shrimp skewers in and fry for about 6 to 8 minutes or until the shrimp are golden brown (be sure to watch the shrimp care fully as the coconut can burn easily).
  • Drain on paper towels and season with salt and pepper.
  • For the salsa: Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl and toss together.
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with warm fried shrimp.


Serving: 1gCalories: 379kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 12gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 202mgPotassium: 377mgFiber: 7gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 1246IUVitamin C: 49mgCalcium: 81mgIron: 3mg
Keyword coconut shrimp
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