Coconut Shrimp & Cole Slaw

It’s been quite the warm up today — who would have thought that temperatures in the 40s would make a girl feel like she’s on the beach?! Okay, maybe that’s exaggerating a little bit I could get use to this “warm” weather. If only I was under the sun with my toes in the water…Inspired by the beachy thoughts, I took my palette to the caribbean. What else says seaside than bite after bite of shrimp and a refreshing cole slaw to pair? This coconut shrimp & cole slaw has the perfect amount of crunch and just the right amount of sweetness & tang.

It was hard not to eat the entire tray. Seriously…

EAT.

‘TIL.

IT’S.

GONE!

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Here is what you’ll need:

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 26 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs, toasted

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Heat oil in a sauté pan and toast the panko bread crumbs until golden brown.

In one bowl, combine flour, cayenne pepper and garlic powder. In a second bowl, beat eggs. In a third bowl, combine shredded coconut and toasted panko bread crumbs.

Dredge each shrimp in the flour, then egg and finally coat with coconut-panko mixture. Make sure to coat it well! Place coated shrimp on a greased baking sheet and into the oven for 16 minutes, turning halfway.

In the meantime, prepare your cole slaw. You will need:

  • 3 cups napa cabbage, chopped
  • 1 cup red cabbage, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1.5 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • Salt and pepper

Combine cabbage, carrots and green onions in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together Greek yogurt, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper to taste. Add the mixture to the large bowl. Toss to coat.

Serve the coconut shrimp with dipping sauce of choice — I made some sweet & tangy mustard by combining 2 Tbsp honey, 2 Tbsp yellow mustard and 1 Tbsp Sriracha — and a side of healthy cole slaw!

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