Coconut Shrimp w/ Curry Dipping Sauce

The GoodWill near my house recently had a half off sale. I know that seems ridiculous since everything is already priced so low, but it mean shopping time for me! It was like Christmas going through their kitchen section. There were so many cute accessories and dishes for my food photos. I came out with multiple textured mats, plates, bowls, silverware and more all for only $14! This picture shows a few of my new accessories. I love the textures in this photo even though the colors are a bit off.

The panko makes the shrimp light and crunchy. This is a great appetizer for a dinner party; or in my case, for a main dish!  The curry dipping sauce combines with the shrimp to give a delicious coconut curry flavor. If you have never eaten coconut shrimp, this is definitely the recipe to try.

Coconut Shrimp w/ Curry Dipping Sauce
Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 6 (as appetizer)
  • 1 lb shrimp (peeled & deveined, tails on)
  • 1 can light coconut milk
  • 1 cup flour + ½ cup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup shaved coconut
  • 6 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp light sour cream
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp minced onion
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  1. In a large bowl, refrigerate and soak the shrimp in the coconut milk for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400F. Dry shrimp on paper towels.
  3. Get three medium bowls; fill one bowl with 1 cup flour, one with 2 whisked eggs, and one with 1 cup panko, ½ cup flour and 1 cup coconut (mixed).
  4. To prepare the shrimp, coat in flour, dip in the egg wash, then roll in the coconut mixture. Repeat with each shrimp.
  5. Place all of the shrimp on a foil-wrapped baking sheet. Bake at 400F until golden and crispy (about 15-20 minutes).
  6. To make the curry dipping sauce, whisk together the mayo, sour cream, curry powder, cayenne pepper, onion, salt and pepper.

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12 Responses to Coconut Shrimp w/ Curry Dipping Sauce

  1. mjskit says:

    Shopping at thrift stores for food photo stuff is so much fun! What great finds you got! The shrimp and dipping sauce sounds and look wonderful!

  2. SarahCupcake says:

    Awesome shopping! The textures really do look great in these photos. I’d love to try the dipping sauce, it sounds complex and delicious :)

  3. I love coconut shrimp and your dipping sauce must be so tasty with the shrimp!

  4. Christine says:

    I like to shop at thrift stores. Looks like you found some good stuff.

  5. TheChouxGirl says:

    Are these crispy?…i’m not a fan of shredded coconut but when Its deep fried and crispy i love it

  6. Curt says:

    I have eaten coconut shrimp before, but this still looks like a great one to try. This really looks tasty!

  7. Yep! But baked so they are healthier!

  8. What a smart idea! I never thought of looking for food props at thirft stores. This sounds and looks delish.

  9. Julie Reihl says:

    I can’t wait to give these a try – thanks for the share!

  10. kita says:

    I love shrimp. It’s like your taunting me – because Handsome hate’s them and I hardly ever get to enjoy home made shrimp awesomeness. These coconut shrimp and the curry dipping sauce sound sooo yummy.

  11. I never even though to shop at thrift store for kitchen stuff…such good idea, I want to go out right now and start looking! The shrimp looks awesome, too!

  12. Well gosh, this just looks amazing. I will definitely have to whip up a large batch of these babys SOON. The dipping sauce looks soooo good too! xoxo