Coconut Shrimp Tacos

Savory 30-minute tacos stuffed with baked coconut-crusted shrimp and mangos, and topped with a cilantro coconut sauce to die for!Ā 

Coconut Shrimp Tacos

Tacos tacos tacos tacos!!!!

Coconut Shrimp Tacos

Yes we are having tacos today. Really yummy coconut shrimp tacos.

Coconut Shrimp Tacos

You can definitely eat the tacos straight up, I won’t fault you on that, but if you have ten extra seconds you should dice up some red peppers, mangos, and a bunch of pineapple and load up your tacos with all of that yummy stuff. Really, you should.

Coconut Shrimp Tacos

MMmmmmmmm. It’s like a tropical vacation in your mouth.

Coconut Shrimp Tacos

I must warn you, the coconut shrimp is so delish that if you try a bite before assembling your tacos, you just might end up with a stomach-full of shrimps and a few empty tortillas. Juuuuuust sayin.

Coconut Shrimp Tacos

Coconut Shrimp Tacos
 
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Savory 30-minute tacos stuffed with baked coconut-crusted shrimp and mangos, and topped with a cilantro coconut sauce to die for!
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 4
Ingredients
shrimp
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and de-veined and tails removed
  • 4 eggs + 4 tablespoons water
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 cups coconut flakes
dressing
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • juice of one lime
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
toppings
  • 8 soft taco-sized tortillas
  • diced mango
  • pineapple
  • cole slaw
  • red peppers
  • cilantro
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 and spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Add eggs and water to a small bowl and whisk til smooth. Stir together flour, garlic powder, and chili powder to a second bowl. Place shredded coconut flakes in a third bowl.
  3. Toss shrimp in flour mixture. Next, dip shrimp in egg mixture. Lastly, toss shrimp in shredded coconut flakes.
  4. Place coated shrimps on prepared baking sheet and spray heavily with cooking spray. Bake about 15 minutes until shrimp are cooked and coconut flakes are golden brown.
  5. While shrimps are baking prepare dressing. Whisk all sauce ingredients together And chill until tacos are ready.
  6. To assemble tacos, fill tortillas with slaw, shrimp, mango, red peppers, pineapple and drizzle with cilantro dressing.

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Absolutely gorgeous Tiffany!! Love the colors and what a fun dish!

    Thanks Chelsea!! šŸ˜€

These pictures are gorgeous! So many bright colors šŸ™‚

    Thanks Medha! šŸ™‚

Love coconut shrimp! Yum. Perfect for these hot days ! Recipe looks awesome.

    Thanks Katya! šŸ™‚

For the shrimp coating, can you substitute coconut or almond flour for the regular flour? We have gluten issues in our house. Obviously, we’d leave out the tortillas, but it sure looks like it could stand alone! Thanks!

    Hi LeeAnn, I haven’t worked with almond or coconut flour before so I’m not positive how it works with different foods, BUT the flour portion of this recipe is really just a means of coating the shrimp so that the egg wash will stick to the shrimp. That being said, I think that you could use a substitute flour in this recipe!

Awesome.

We made these tonight and really enjoyed them! It made a ton of sauce… So next time I might half the recipe… But a great recipe! Thank you!