Coconut Shrimp with Spicy Mango Dipping Sauce

Servings: 4 / Total Time

35 mins


• 1 lb jumbo shrimp tails on

• 1 cup breadcrumbs

• 2 eggs

• 2 cups sweetened coconut shredded

• salt and pepper to taste

• vegetable oil for frying

For Spicy Mango Dipping Sauce

• 1/2 cup mayonnaise

• 1/2 mango cubed about 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup

• 1 tbsp honey

• 1 tbsp sriracha

• 1/4 tsp curry powder

• 1/4 tsp salt

• 1 tbsp lemon juice

• 1/4 cup cilantro


  1. Make the dipping sauce first by adding all the ingredients to a blender and blend for 1 minute or 2 until the sauce is smooth. Refrigerate the sauce until shrimp is ready for serving.

  2. Fill a Dutch oven or a deep frying pan with vegetable oil, about 1 1/2 inches deep and heat.

  3. While the oil is hot, prepare 3 shallow plates. Add the breadcrumbs to one plate, beat the eggs with salt and pepper in another plate and place the shredded coconut in the 3rd plate.

  4. Dredge the shrimp through the breadcrumbs first, then dip them in the egg mixture, then finally dredge them through the coconut, making sure enough coconut sticks to them. Fry a few at a time about 2 minutes, depends on how hot your oil is, so they don't stick to one another, I did about 4 or 5 at a time, depending on the size of your shrimp. Repeat with remaining shrimp.

  5. Serve the shrimp along with the spicy mango sauce together.