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The ultimate light Coconut Shrimp served with a sweet and spicy Thai Chili Ginger Sauce.

Ok, I have a confession to make. Today I am actually drinking wine and relaxing with my husband in…. wait for it… Napa Valley!!! I have been wanting to go forever, and it was on my list of places to see. So… my husband surprised me with a weekend getaway.

I know…

It’s amazing….

I can’t wait to show ya’ll the pictures…

But until then I will just be sharing this seriously amazing-can’t-stop-popping-them-in-my-mouth-because-they-taste-like-heaven Coconut Shrimp!

Today is Mystery Dish Day … eeek…and Kat from I Want Crazy was the host! The “basket of ingredients” she gave us this month was: Boxed Cake Mix, Peeps, Oats, Ginger, Honey, Wine, Shallots, Coconut, Shrimp, Cherry Tomatoes, Kiwi, Dried Fruit, and Cinnamon.

After seeing the list, immediately my first thought was Coconut Shrimp. But that was only 2 of the ingredients and we needed to use 3 this time so I thought.. well … sauce.. duh! Hence the amazingly delicious Thai Chili Ginger Sauce. This stuff has got some heat packed in it but it compliments the slightly sweet coconut perfectly. My husband and son ate this stuff up in no time, and if my two year liked it. I promise you.. you will too!

To get started, add 1/2 cup of rice vinegar and 1/2 cup of water to a small saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil. Then add 1/4 cup of raw honey, 1 teaspoon of fresh grated ginger, 1 minced garlic clove, and 1 teaspoon of thai chili sauce.

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Simmer for 5 minutes Next add 1 teaspoon of arrowroot. {acts like cornstarch} Whisk until arrowroot is dissolved and sauce is thickened. Remove from heat. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and place in refrigerator to cool.

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Preheat oven to 400º. In a large bowl place 1 lb. of large shrimp {deveined & shell removed} In a medium bowl, add 3/4 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes, 1/2 cup of japanase panco crumbs, and 1/4 teaspoon of paprika.

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In a small bowl, add 2 egg whites. Get your coconut shrimp assembly line set with a baking sheet on the end.

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Dunk shrimp in egg whites then in the coconut mixture patting shrimp to be sure shrimp is completely covered and then place on baking sheet. 

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Continue process for all shrimp. Bake shrimp for 8-10 minutes at 400º. Serve with Thai Chili Ginger Sauce. 

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Coconut Shrimp with Thai Chili Ginger Sauce

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4-6

Ingredients

Thai Chili Ginger Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup of rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh grated ginger root
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of arrowroot

Coconut Shrimp:

  • 3/4 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup of Japanese panco crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 lb. of large shrimp, deveined and shells removed
  • 2 egg whites

Instructions

  1. Add rice vinegar and water to a small saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil.
  2. Then add raw honey, fresh grated ginger, minced garlic clove, and thai chili sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes
  3. Next add arrowroot. {acts like cornstarch} Whisk until arrowroot is dissolved and sauce is thickened. Remove from heat.
  4. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and place in refrigerator to cool.
  5. Preheat oven to 400º.
  6. In a large bowl place shrimp {deveined & shell removed}
  7. In a medium bowl, add unsweetened coconut flakes, Japanese panco crumbs, and paprika.
  8. In a small bowl, add egg whites.
  9. Get your coconut shrimp assembly line set with a baking sheet on the end.
  10. Dunk shrimp in egg whites then in the coconut mixture patting shrimp to be sure shrimp is completely covered and then place on baking sheet. Continue process for all shrimp.
  11. Bake shrimp for 8-10 minutes at 400º.
  12. Serve with Thai Chili Ginger Sauce.

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45 Responses
  1. I am so jealous you are in Napa Valley, I also have always wanted to go there! Have fun and take lots of pictures! This shrimp looks fantastic, so crunch and definitely pop-in-your-mouth delicious! Thanks for always having super awesome dishes to share!

  2. Gosh, these are SO gorgeous, Krista!!! I’m so excited you’re getting away with your man! So good to be together and just recharge. I was totally going to make coconut shrimp but I’m glad I didn’t because mine wouldn’t have looked nearly as pretty as yours! Have a fun time this weekend! 🙂

    1. It really was, plus to go around town tasting wine and eating amazing food wasn’t too shabby either. 🙂 So sad to be back, need to plan the next trip!

    1. Thanks Allie, we had so much fun but I definitely can’t wait to go back. 🙂 A total foodie wine paradise for sure!

      The dipping sauce on this was delicious, sweet with a nice kick of heat on the end. 🙂

  3. What a super fun idea this is – my Hubs and I do a little version of Chopped at home where he buys 4 ingredients and I have 30 minutes to make something so I love this idea. And these coconut shrimp AND that sauce look amazing!! Pinned! Have fun in Napa – can’t wait to see pics! xo

  4. Whoa! This coconut shrimp looks so so awesome! I love how simple it is to make ;). Hope you and your husband have a wonderful time!! Napa valley…I hear it’s pretty nice up there. Can’t wait to see all your pictures!

  5. Wow, this looks amazing! I just got back from Maui and had coconut shrimp there…but it was so greasy I had to dab the excess oil off on my napkin before putting it in my mouth! Anyway, I’m loving these healthy baked alternatives! Had bookmarked an oven-fried buttermilk chicken with crumbled cornflakes recipe the other day and now baked coconut shrimp! This is awesome! Can’t wait to try this.

    1. Awesome Eileen! Kinda jealous that you just got back from Maui!!! I want to go! We went last year and I’m missing island life so much right now. These coconut shrimp should take you right back to the beach again! 🙂

  6. […] These coconut shrimp are a delicious, easy-to-make treat to serve at a party. They are not heavily breaded and the dipping sauce is a perfect blend of spicy and sweet. Shrimp offer a great source of protein, and the fresh ingredients it’s paired with help keep it a lively, different choice for a party. We recommend Joyful Eats’ recipe for this delicious dish., […]

  7. […] These coconut shrimp are a delicious, easy-to-make treat to serve at a party. They are not heavily breaded and the dipping sauce is a perfect blend of spicy and sweet. Shrimp offer a great source of protein, and the fresh ingredients it’s paired with help keep it a lively, different choice for a party. We recommend Joyful Eats’ recipe for this delicious dish., […]

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