Healthy Coconut Shrimp & A Feisty Mango Dipping Sauce

There’s a book waiting for me upstairs. I finished one this afternoon at twelve fifteen. Picked up another at two. There a serious book kick going on around here and I don’t want to stop the consuming splendor that is a good read.

So, quick post today. Three things inspiring me.

One. Fifteen dollar clothes from Heavenly Couture. FIFTEEN.

Two. An afternoon of Wordle creations.

Three. This. It makes me smile right to my marrow.

What’s inspiring you this week?


Coconut Macadamia Shrimp & Mango Jalapeno Dipping Sauce


1 pound raw shimp, peeled with tails off
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 egg, well beaten
1 1/2 cups unsweetened organic coconut, finely shredded
1/2 cup macadamia nuts, crushed (optional)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 mango, diced
1-inch jalapeno, finely chopped
1 small clove garlic, finely chopped
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup agave nectar
pinch cardamom and cinnamon
pinch salt


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Rinse the shrimp under a cold bath of water. Dip shrimp one-by-one into the cornstarch. In a small bowl, place the beaten egg. In a larger bowl, stir together the coconut, macadamia nuts and salt. Dip the cornstarch-dusted shrimp into the egg, then dip into the coconut mixture. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or just until the coconut is pink & cooked through.

While the shrimp is baking, add the mango, jalapeno, garlic, lime juice, agave, cardamom, cinnamon, and salt to a small saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat until boiling. Cool slightly before serving with your coconut shrimp. Enjoy!!!

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15 Responses to “Healthy Coconut Shrimp & A Feisty Mango Dipping Sauce”

  1. 1

    Bev Weidner on August 31, 2011 at 7:39 am Reply

    holy. moles. of. the. moles.


    I DIE. I could dive head first into that and let it braid my hair.

    • Brooke replied: — August 31st, 2011 @ 7:17 pm

      There is nothing like hair-braiding coconut shrimp. NOTHING!

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    Alicia @ AliGirl Cooks on August 31, 2011 at 9:05 am Reply

    Coconut shrimp are one of my favorite meals to order out. You make it easy to create at home! Looks delicious.

  3. 3

    Kendra on August 31, 2011 at 10:55 am Reply

    School starting tomorrow is inspiring me to have my kids help me clean the house today. No reason I should clean it alone tomorrow. : ) The sauce sounds yummy!

  4. 4

    Katie on August 31, 2011 at 7:03 pm Reply

    Wowza. I just discovered your blog today via pinterest. It’s pretty much my new favorite website. (Aside from pinterest, of course. ;)) I gush. I’m happy. I can’t wait to get back from vacation and try the lemon poppyseed chicken and the spicy chicken strips and pretty much everything else on this blog.

    • Brooke replied: — August 31st, 2011 @ 7:16 pm

      Oh you darling! WELCOME!!! XOXO!

  5. 5

    Buttercup on September 1, 2011 at 9:23 am Reply

    This looks yummy. I’m a fan of anything with mango!

  6. 6

    Lucy on September 1, 2011 at 9:24 am Reply

    My husband loves coconut shrimp so I will have to try this. And he is trying to reduce carbs too so it will be perfect.

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    Florrie Nuttall on September 2, 2011 at 8:03 am Reply

    Oooohhhhh…..whatcha reading? I’m always up for good book suggestions.

    • Brooke replied: — September 2nd, 2011 @ 3:39 pm

      The Four Agreements right now. Love it!

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    Hayley on September 3, 2011 at 4:46 pm Reply

    YUM! What’s that on the side? Do you have a recipe? :)

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  10. 9

    Courtney on October 30, 2011 at 9:34 pm Reply

    Yes, what is that side dish? It looks so yummy! Would you kindly provide the recipe? Pretty please? I’m making your coconut shrimp this week and am so excited to try them!

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    Christian Friborg on November 20, 2012 at 10:58 pm Reply

    Holy smokes. Shrimp is a food to die for.

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