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Coconut Shrimp with Pineapple-Cilantro Dip

August 2010
Coconut Shrimp with Pineapple-Cilantro Dip

by 8 people

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Makes: 6 servings

Prep: 25 mins

Bake: 10 mins

  • 1/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut, toasted
  • 3/4 cup panko
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 12 large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left on
  • 8 ounces fresh pineapple, cut into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees . Using a food processor, finely chop the coconut; transfer to a shallow bowl. Stir in the panko and season with salt and pepper. Place the flour in another shallow bowl.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg whites until foamy, then stir in the coconut extract. Working in 3 batches, coat the shrimp in the flour, shaking off any excess. Dip in the egg white mixture to coat completely, then toss in the coconut-panko mixture. Place on a wire rack set on a baking sheet. Bake until golden and the shrimp are cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, using the food processor, pulse the pineapple, chili garlic sauce and cilantro until coarsely chopped; season with salt and pepper. Serve the shrimp with the pineapple-cilantro dip.
Tip Play It Cool:
  • Planning will keep you from overheating in the kitchen. Take care of these tasks in advance, and you wont break a sweat. Toast then chop the coconut, add to breadcrumbs, then season with salt and pepper; prepare dipping sauce.