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!!!

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

  1. Bev Weidner says:

    holy. moles. of. the. moles.


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

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

  3. Kendra says:

    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. Katie says:

    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.

  5. Buttercup says:

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

  6. Lucy says:

    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.

  7. Florrie Nuttall says:

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

  8. Hayley says:

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

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  10. Courtney says:

    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!

  11. Christian Friborg says:

    Holy smokes. Shrimp is a food to die for.

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