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COCONUT SHRIMP with MANGO SALSA

Get your healthy on with this easy and delicious baked coconut shrimp. Top it off with a sweet tropical mango salsa for a great appetizer or dinner.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keywords appetizer, coconut, healthy, mango salsa, recipe, shrimp
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 344 kcal
Author Linda Warren

Ingredients

Mango Salsa

  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 2 mangos, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped

Coconut Shrimp

  • 12 ounces fresh or frozen large shrimp, with tails, thawed, peeled and deveined
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • Garnish: lime wedges (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare a cookie sheet by spraying with a nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place lime juice, 1 cup chopped mango, honey, and cayenne pepper in a blender and process until smooth. Pour ΒΌ cup mango mixture into a small bowl, top with lime zest and small amount of chopped cilantro, cover and store in refrigerator.
  3. Prepare shrimp by washing, patting dry then sprinkling with a small amount of sea salt.
  4. Place coconut on a large plate. Dip shrimp first into the remaining mango salsa then into coconut, pressing so it adheres to the outside of shrimp. Place on the prepared cookie sheet.
  5. Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes or until shrimp are fully cooked and nicely browned.
  6. Serve hot with reserved mango salsa and top with remaining chopped mango and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges on the side.

Recipe Notes

Wine Pairing: This shrimp dish has a slightly sweet and fruity flavor that would be enhanced by a wine that has a touch of sugar and low alcohol such as a Riesling or a Pinot Gris. Other whites that could also accompany this dish include a Sauvignon Blanc and an unoaked Chardonnay. If red is your preference, try a Pinot Noir or a nice Rioja.

Nutrition Facts
COCONUT SHRIMP with MANGO SALSA
Amount Per Serving
Calories 344 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 214mg 71%
Sodium 670mg 28%
Potassium 350mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 30g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 18.4%
Vitamin C 46.9%
Calcium 14.3%
Iron 15.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.