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Coconut Shrimp with Spicy Curry Dip

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Now that it’s football season again, I am deep into tailgating mode! There’s nothing better than sitting back with a ice cold drink and a table full of delicious food to prep for the next game. All that cheering really wears me out, you know?

There’s nothing like a huge pile of coconut shrimp to bring people together. These shrimp are particularly addictive with their crispy not-too-sweet exterior and the spicy curry dip that goes along with them. This recipe is so easy to create and is ready in a flash, you’ll spend less time in the kitchen and more time with friends and family!

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I love the fact that these shrimp don’t come out too greasy and oily. Instead they come out light, with the perfect amount of texture. Plus they aren’t overly sweetened like other coconut shrimp recipes I’ve tried. This recipe will win over even the most anti-coconut person.

Pair them with your favorite crisp beer or cider or wine (always wine with seafood right?) – you really can’t go wrong. I guarantee everyone will be begging you for the recipe!

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You’ll never want to go another game without a plate of these by your side (if only you could sneak some into the stadium, now that would be a dream come true!). Happy eating!

Coconut Shrimp with Spicy Curry Dip
Crispy coconut coated shrimp served with a spicy and cooling curry dip that will become a new football season favorite!
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp Sriracha
  1. In a small bowl, stir together the ingredients for the curry dip until combined. Set aside in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, add the coconut flakes. Pulse until the coconut is shredded.
  3. Set up your dredging station. Gather three small bowls. In the first bowl, combined the flour, salt and pepper. In the second bowl, add the beaten eggs. In the third bowl, combine the panko bread crumbs and shredded coconut.
  4. Add enough vegetable oil to a medium skillet to just cover the bottom. Heat the oil over medium heat. Working in small batches, dip the shrimp in the flour, then eggs, and then coconut/panko mixture. Fry about 5 to 6 shrimp at a time, for two minutes per side, until golden brown. Drain the fried shrimp on a paper towel lined plate. Serve immediately with the spicy curry dip.


Wednesday Slice


1. I have been traveling so much lately, I am starting to lose track of where I am. I have to tell you, nothing beats coming home to a comfy couch and a family who will be there to love me even when I am falling asleep every other minute.

2. Kinda, sorta, REALLY missing Rome lately. Arancini and street pizza?? Those were the carb-filled days…

3. Song of the Week is Don’t Do Me Like That by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. I might have watched It’s Complicated a few times in the past week…

4. Love this escape plan that these two pups have going on. I am sure the same thing would happen if we got a puppy!

5. This is the perfect list of the little happy things in life. Hello #5 and #10 – my life every day!! Oh and #31 – I can’t wait for that moment this year. Is it winter yet?

6. Season 9 of How I Met Your Mother just came out on Netflix! I still haven’t watched this season and in honor of its awesomeness, here’s what everyone should learn from Marshall and Lily (eternal love!!).

7. You know I had to include the new lip sync battle! Yes, I know I am addicted…


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Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese

Let’s get messy shall we?

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Sloppy joes were not something I grew up with like so many other families. Instead I discovered the glory of sloppy joes later in life – in other words in the dorms my Sophomore year in college. I remember it was all about the sloppy joes and microwave three cheese mac and cheese (a horrible blend of processed cheeses that we pretended was gourmet while watching Sex and the City reruns).  (more…)