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Caribbean Coconut Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple-Mango Salsa – Recipe

Give “Taco Night” a Caribbean twist with crunchy breaded shrimp lightly fried in coconut oil, topped with pineapple-mango salsa. Here is the recipe.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 278 kcal

Ingredients

  • LouAna Coconut Oil
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoons paprika divided
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup lightly toasted coconut flakes

FOR THE SALSA

  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • ½ cup diced mango
  • 1-2 serrano peppers diced
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste

FOR SERVING

  • Lightly toasted corn tortillas
  • Your favorite hot sauce

Instructions

  1. Season the shrimp with 1 teaspoon paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Set 3 bowls next to each other. To the first bowl, mix together the flour and remaining paprika.
  3. To the second bowl, add the eggs and beat thoroughly.
  4. To the third bowl, add the panko and toasted coconut. Mix well.
  5. Add LouAna Coconut Oil to a medium sized pan and heat over moderately high heat. You’ll want enough oil to fill to about ½ inch in depth.
  6. Dredge the shrimp into the flour and tap off the excess. Then, dip it into the egg, then coat with the panko mixture. Fry each shrimp in the coconut oil in batches a couple of minutes each side, until the coating becomes crispy and nicely browned. Remove and set onto a paper towel to dry.
  7. Mix the salsa ingredients together in a bowl.
  8. Serve the crunchy shrimp over lightly toasted corn tortillas, then top with salsa and a bit of hot sauce.
  9. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Makes 6 good sized tacos!

Nutrition Facts
Caribbean Coconut Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple-Mango Salsa – Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 278 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 245mg82%
Sodium 684mg29%
Potassium 181mg5%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 2515IU50%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 150mg15%
Iron 4.1mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.