Friday, February 18, 2011

Tropical Coconut Shrimp & Mango Rice

On a whim, we decided to make a fun tropical dinner on a Saturday night. It was really fun to make and the dinner was surprisingly good! It kind of reminded me of our honeymoon in Maui and the luau dinner we went to.

Baked Coconut Shrimp
Adapted from here

• non-stick cooking spray
1 pounds defrosted shrimp
• 1/3 cup cornstarch

• 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
• 1/2 teaspoon red pepper

• dash of salt

• 1 tablespoon honey

• 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

• 2 egg whites

• 3/4 cup coconut

Preheat oven to 425. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.

In a bowl, mix cornstarch, peppers & salt.

In a small microwave safe bowl, warm honey for 30-45 seconds. Add lime juice to honey and stir. Slowly add in egg whites and continue to stir.

Place shredded coconut in a thin layer on a pie plate or flat dish.

Take each shrimp, dip into cornstarch mixture, then in egg white mixture and finally roll in the coconut.

Place on the baking sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes or until coconut is lightly toasted.

Mango Rice
Adapted from here

• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• rice
• 1 (14-ounce) can coconut milk
• 2/3 cup water
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
• 2 tablespoons brown sugar
• 1 large ripe mango, peeled and cubed

In a large pot, heat oil.

Add rice and mix with the oil.

Pour in coconut milk, water, and salt and bring to a boil.

Stir in the mango and cilantro.

Cover, reduce heat to very low, and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.

Remove the rice from the heat and fluff with a fork. Add brown sugar to rice and mix well.

Cover the pot and let rice steam for about 5 minutes before serving.

Definitely a keeper dinner! Yum!


  1. This looks great! I'm strange -I love rice and could eat it everyday. I may need to try this one.

  2. miss lisa only you could make me crave shrimp at 6:30 am! beautiful dish! malia
    i think i may have resolved my weird email thing with google...

  3. oh man, that sounds so good! i have discovered pineapple and chicken fried rice which is deelish, and reminds me of the food we are in hawaii, too! that's why i order it, and cuz it's yummy!

  4. Ohmygoodness is there ANY possibly way I can eat this through my computer screen?? It looks FANTASTIC!!

  5. Oh yummmm......this is going on the menu! New follower!

  6. Lisa, thanks for the Estee Lauder info. I have heard that in so many places, I'm going to go try it very soon! Thanks!

  7. I am dreaming about that delicious looking meal right now! Looooooove coconut shrimp!

  8. Oh goodness my friend loves Shrimp I am going to pass this one on! LOVE it darling.

  9. Me your question on my "1st Crochet Scarf" post, No, I haven't learned to knit yet. That will be next. I want to get really comfortable crocheting, where I know the stitches without having to look them up. And then I'll move on to knitting. I always thought knitting was harder, which is why I started with crochet. But my teacher the other night said that crocheting is the harder craft as folks have to know where to put the hook on each stitch (which can be hard to figure out) and with knitting, it is just obvious. Never knew that - so looking forward to knitting with less issues! lol But I'm sure I'll find some.

  10. I can almost smell that dish. It looks so scrumptious!! I'd love it if you'd link this project up on my Marvelous Mess party!! I'll be picking one project to feature prominently on my sidebar for a week!! Here is the link to it:

  11. This looks yummy! I love mango!
    thanks for sharing!

  12. I make coconut shrimp at Christmas time and I love it. So tasty.


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