I have a love hate relationship with coconut. I like it…. I hate it… Mostly I hate it! A few weeks ago, while my Grandparents were visiting, my Nanny ordered Coconut Shrimp at Bubba Gump’s. I tried one and enjoyed it. They were not to sweet or to coconuty. I enjoyed the flavor and really enjoyed the Apricot dipping sauce they served with them. I have been wanting to try this at home since.
Huck did not want Coconut Shrimp so I made him my Breaded Bake Shrimp.
- 1/2 lb Shrimp- Shelled and Deveined (You can use Chicken if you do not like shrimp. Cooking times will be longer)
- 1/3 Cup of Panko
- 1/3 Cup Sweetened Coconut
- 1 Egg- Whisked
- 1/4 Cup Flour
- Salt and Pepper
- 1/4 Cup Apricot Dipping Sauce (Recipe to Follow)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Add flour to dish and season with salt and pepper.
- Combined Panko and Coconut.
- Dip shrimp into flour and shake off any excess flour.
- Dip in eggs and coat with coconut mixture.
- Place on lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 6 minutes, remove and flip shrimp, and continue cook an additional 6 minutes or until shrimp is cook through. (I used medium size shrimp. If you use larger shrimp your time will vary.)
- Remove from oven and serve with Spicy Apricot Dipping Sauce.
Apricot Dipping Sauce
- 1/4 Cup Apricot Jelly (I used low sugar)
- 1 Tbsp Water
- 1/2 Tbsp White Wine Vinegar
- 1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
- Combined all ingredients. Add more or less water for desired consistency.
- Serve with Coconut Shrimp or Chicken.
My shrimp was served with Fried Rice.
- 1 1/2 Cup Cooked Rice- White or Brown Rice
- 1 Tbsp Oil
- 1 Large Carrot- Diced
- 1/4 Cup Onion- Diced
- 1/2 Cup Edamame
- 2 Tbsp Bacon Pieces
- 1 Egg
- 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 Tbsp Teriyaki Sauce (Optional)
- Salt and Pepper
- Heat oil in pan over medium high heat. Add carrots, onion, edamame, and bacon.
- Once onions and carrots have soften, move veggies to side of pan, leaving a whole in center of pan.
- Add egg and scramble. Mix in veggies and add rice to pan.
- Add soy and teriyaki sauce and combine fully.
- Serve with Shrimp or Chicken.
Huck tried one of mine, and told me, he really liked time. I told him he should just trust my cooking ability because it is always good!
This morning I enjoyed a bowl of yogurt, granola, and strawberries for breakfast. The strawberries are prefect. The Yoplait yogurt was far to sweet for me.
Breakfast was followed by a great hour and half Skype conversation with my Mommy today. It is so nice being about to put a face with the voice!
Now I off to read more of my book, Plate to Pixel. I hope everyone has a great Friday!!