Coconut shrimp side dish and serving ideas

Coconut Shrimp

Coconut Shrimp

The origins of coconut shrimp are uncertain but these crunchy, sweet nuggets of deep-fried perfection are a tasty treat no matter where they came from. While they are easy to find in the freezer section of the grocery store, this is a straightforward dish to make at home. Bread shrimp with a panko or breadcrumb and coconut mixture and then deep fried, baked or pan-fried to a golden deliciousness. Often they are served as an appetizer but it can be a main dish as well. With its tropical notes coconut shrimp pairs nicely with a rice and a fruity salsa or serve them with fried plantains for a real Caribbean treat.

Serve coconut shrimp with…

Something Fruity

pineapple salsa
mango salsa
grilled pineapple

Something Starchy

tropical rice
french fries
baked potato
sweet potato fries
fried plantains
fried rice
black beans & rice

Just Salads

quinoa salad
cucumber salad
garden salad

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