Coconut Shrimp with Tangy Greek Yogurt Sauce

Coconut Shrimp

This coconut shrimp is like candy. Pretty much the entire batch I made was gone by the end of the night. It’s sweet and crunchy, and the Greek yogurt sauce just balances the flavors out really nicely. And best of all, this is all lactose free (I recently discovered that yogurt is usually okay for people with a lactose intolerance…yay!) It does take a little bit of time to prepare, and several different steps, but it’s so worth it.

Coconut Shrimp with Tangy Greek Yogurt Sauce
 
Author: Healthy Recipes Center
Ingredients
  • Coconut Shrimp
  • 1 pound shrimp, deveined and deshelled
  • 1½ cup flour
  • Fry batter mix (1 cup flour, ½ cup corn meal, 2 teaspoons baking soda, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, 1 tsp red pepper flakes, all mixed together)
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • ½ bag shredded coconut flakes (about 8 ounces)
  • Coconut Oil for frying
  • Tangy Greek Yogurt Sauce
  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 1 shallot, diced finely
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 tsp pepper
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Instructions
  1. Coconut Shrimp
  2. Take out four bowls and place the shrimp in one, then the flour, then the fry batter mix, then the coconut flakes.
  3. Pour the can of coconut milk into the fry batter mix, and mix together until it makes a cake like batter.
  4. Take out a large cast iron skillet or other pan that is good for frying. Pour about 1 inch of oil and heat.
  5. Coat the shrimp in flour. Shake excess flour, and dredge in the fry batter mix. Finish by coating the shrimp in the coconut flakes, and place shrimp in the oil. Fry each side until they are golden brown. The shrimp should be pink when you cut into it. When done frying, place on a paper towel to drain. Repeat until all shrimp is fried.
  6. Tangy Greek Yogurt Sauce
  7. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, and chill until ready to serve.
Calories: 2815 Fat: 108g Saturated fat: 85g Unsaturated fat: 15g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 303g Sugar: 37g Sodium: 4628mg Fiber: 12g Protein: 162g Cholesterol: 1030mg

Rating: 5.0. From 1 vote.
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