Crunchy Coconut Shrimp with Mango Dip

Prep Time 20 min
Cook Time 2 Min
Servings 6
Difficulty Easy

Ingredients

  • MANGO DIP
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen, thawed mango
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. Scotch bonnet or other hot pepper
  • 2 tsps. Crisco® Pure Canola Oil
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup red onion
  • COCONUT SHRIMP
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. jerk seasoning
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 3/4 cups unsweetened shredded wheat
  • Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 24 (about 1 1/2 pounds) large shrimp, peeled, deveined

Directions

  • Step 1

    PLACE all Mango Dip ingredients except red onion into food processor; pulse until almost smooth, or crush ingredients with a potato masher. Mix in red onion, place mixture in a small serving bow; set aside.

  • Step 2

    MELT enough shortening to equal 2 inches in deep frying pan, or use a deep fryer half-filled with shortening; heat to 350°(365°for electric fryer).

  • Step 3

    COMBINE flour, cornstarch and jerk seasoning in shallow bowl. Pour coconut milk into a second bowl. In a third bowl or shallow plate, combine the crushed shredded wheat and flaked coconut. Lay out cooling racks and place waxed paper underneath them to catch drippings.

  • Step 4

    HOLD each shrimp by the tail, coat with flour mixture, dip into the coconut milk and coat with the crushed wheat/coconut mixture. Place shrimp on a rack and repeat process until all shrimp are coated.

  • Step 5

    FRY 6 or 8 shrimp at a time, 1 to 2 minutes or until golden and crispy. Bring oil back to 350° (365° for electric fryer) before frying next batch. As each batch finishes, drain shrimp on a paper towel before transferring to a serving platter. Serve hot or warm with dip.

  • Step 6

    Note: Shrimp may be prepared in advance and frozen for up to 2 weeks. To serve, defrost slightly and re-crisp in a 375° oven.

Serving size
(1/6 of recipe)

  • Calories 400
  • Calories from Fat180g
  • Total Fat 20g
  • Saturated Fat 10g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 180mg
  • Sodium 970mg
  • Potassium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 34g
  • Dietary Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 11g
  • Protein 23g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Vitamin D 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Thiamin 0%
  • Niacin 0%
  • Zinc 0%
  • Riboflavin 0%
  • Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet