I don’t like Coconut Shrimp

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.

Coconut 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.

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’s Shrimp.


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! Smile 

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!!  


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