Crispy Coconut Shrimp Tacos
Coconut and shrimp lovers, unite! These Crispy Coconut Shrimp Tacos are a taste of paradise in every bite. Whether you’re planning a tropical-themed dinner or just craving some delicious seafood, this recipe is a winner.
- 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Vegetable oil for frying
- 8 small flour tortillas
- 1 cup shredded lettuce
- 1 cup diced tomatoes
- 1/2 cup diced red onion
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
- 1 lime, cut into wedges
- Sriracha mayo or your favorite dipping sauce
- In a bowl, combine the shredded coconut and panko breadcrumbs.
- In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut milk, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
- Working one at a time, dip each shrimp in the flour, then the egg mixture, and finally the coconut and breadcrumb mixture, pressing the coating onto the shrimp to adhere.
- Heat vegetable oil in a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the coated shrimp until golden brown and crispy, about 2-3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.
- Warm the flour tortillas in a dry skillet or microwave.
- Assemble your tacos by placing a generous amount of shredded lettuce on each tortilla, followed by coconut shrimp, diced tomatoes, red onion, and fresh cilantro.
- Squeeze fresh lime juice over the top and drizzle with sriracha mayo or your favorite dipping sauce.
- Serve immediately and enjoy your tropical-inspired Crispy Coconut Shrimp Tacos!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
These Crispy Coconut Shrimp Tacos are a tropical delight with crispy, coconut-crusted shrimp and fresh toppings, all wrapped in a warm tortilla.
Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 450, Fat: 15g, Carbohydrates: 50g, Protein: 30g
These Crispy Coconut Shrimp Tacos are a crowd-pleaser and perfect for any occasion. The combination of crunchy coconut coating and succulent shrimp, paired with fresh veggies and a zesty sauce, creates a harmonious burst of flavors. Whether you’re serving them as an appetizer or a main course, these tacos will transport your taste buds to a tropical paradise. So, gather your ingredients, put on your apron, and get ready to savor the deliciousness of Crispy Coconut Shrimp Tacos!