coconut + shrimp

did anyone watch the grey’s anatomy musical episode last week? well, like we usually do, bittina and i, along with our friend sarah, decided to make dinner and watch it. but we were really skeptical of the singing – and for good reason too!

we couldn’t stop cracking up, especially when owen was singing. and were pretty bummed that the next episode isn’t on until april 28 (?!) why do they do this to us?

in other news, our dinner was delish! the coconut pancakes we made a few weeks ago led to me to think about making coconut shrimp (i had some shrimp in my freezer to use).

and i decided to bake them to make them healthier. i rinsed the shrimp and soaked them in some coconut milk for added flavor, then took them out and started the assembly line.

first dip the shrimp in a flour mixture, then in an egg white mixture (you can use whole eggs if you’d like), then a coconut flake/breadcrumb mixture (add salt and pepper to taste) and place on a sprayed baking sheet. they’re so cute, huh?

place in the freezer for 10 minutes. then bake for about 10-15 minutes at 400 degrees, or until shrimp is done and coconut is nice and golden.

we made a quinoa salad for the side, with black beans, corn, cilantro, tomato and green onions. it was amazing. bittina also used some fresh sweet potatoes to make some fries.

we also made a mango salsa dipping sauce for the shrimp. we got some delicious mangos in our bountiful baskets last week and decided this would be a perfect opportunity to use them. we added diced mango, tomatoes, cilantro, green onions and salt and pepper, then food processed the mixture to make it more dipping accessible.

bittina also surprised us with a few tropical drinks. (see recipe here.) she always makes the best concoctions, which was really bad when i lived with her. πŸ˜‰

and sarah is so cute! she made white and milk chocolate papers and then put a raspberry mousse type thing inside and added some chocolate designs on top, with a garnish of a mint leaf and raspberry. the milk chocolate, raspberry and mint was the perfect pears!!

we definitely know how to eat is all i’m going to say. have a good wednesday pears!

coconut shrimp recipe

1 bag shrimp, peeled, deveined, and cooked
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 cup flour
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
2 egg whites (or whole eggs)
salt and pepper (to taste)

heat oven to 400 degrees. rinse bag of shrimp and place in a medium bowl with coconut milk to marinate for about 10 minutes. place flour, egg white mixture, and flour/breadcrumb/salt/pepper mixture all in separate bowls. take shrimp out of the coconut mixture and dip first in flour, then egg white mixture, then flour/breadcrumb mixture and place on a sprayed baking sheet. repeat until all shrimp are gone. place in the freezer for 10 minutes. take out and bake for about 10-15 minutes or until shrimp is done and coconut is nice and golden. let cool, then serve.


2 thoughts on “coconut + shrimp

  1. Lisa says:

    OMG, I am putting this on my MUST MAKE SOON list πŸ™‚ Looks like the perfect Cinco de Mayo recipe! (Maybe by then it’ll actually be warm in NYC!).

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