Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Coconut Shrimp with Mango Tango Sauce

I recently made these Coconut Shrimp for a Tropical Island Themed party. Coconut Shrimp is such an easy dish to make with maximum crowd pleasing impact. I could not put this shrimp down fast enough before people emptied the plate and looked for a refill.   Luckily, it's fast and easy to make more so the "natives" did not get restless. I personally think the Mango Tango Sauce was what made people go a little crazy.  It was sweet, tangy and spicy and I could have eaten it with a spoon.  I am definitely making another batch to use it with other dishes.  You will definitely see the Mango Tango Sauce again soon. :)



Ingredients:
1lb of cleaned raw shrimp (de-veined and butterflied)

Marinate for 30 minutes:
2 tsp of ginger/garlic paste
1 tsp of red chili powder
Salt and black pepper

Breading Ingredients:
Seasoned flour (with some salt and pepper)
1 egg beaten
1 cup of dessicated coconut

Canola oil to deep fry as needed
 Directions:
Take the marinated shrimp and dust well with flour. Then coat in egg wash and finally coat in coconut.





Deep fry in oil that is heated to 350 degrees in small batches until golden brown. Allow to drain on a paper towel.  Then sprinkle a few grains of salt on each shrimp while hot.  Serve hot or at room temperature with dipping sauce.  Enjoy.




Mango Tango Sauce

Ingredients:
1 cup pureed mango pulp (see note)
1/4 cup pineapple juice
juice of half a lime
1-2 green chilies (see note)
2tsp of ginger/garlic paste or 1 tsp each
some honey (to taste)
salt to taste

Notes regarding the Mango:  
You can take the flesh of a fresh mango and put into a food processor to blend it  into a puree or used a can of pureed mango pulp available in most Indian Stores.

Notes regarding the chili:  You can use jalapeno, serrano, Thai bird chili or even habanero chili depending how what heat level you like.  If you want to just get the flavor and tone down the heat, take the seeds and ribs out of the chile.  I used 2 Thai bird chiles.

 Directions:
 Put all ingredients in a saucepan and gently simmer on medium low heat for 15minutes until it thickens a bit. Taste for seasoning. Serve at room temperature.  Enjoy.




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23 comments:

  1. This recipe and your pictures are Ah-mazing! You've done an excellent job with this party. Even though I don't eat shrimp, I've always thought shrimp and coconut are a match made in culinary heaven.

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  2. AH MA GAWD! I love shrimp, I love coconut, I love Mango, I love to deep fry things. This is my favourite thing ever and you are now my favourite person. DELICIOUS!

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  3. Who could resist those shrimp? They look delicious!

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  4. I love coconut shrimp (unfortunately no one else in my house does, but I guess that means more for me!) BTW, I think I have that same plate. It photographs well, doesn't it!

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  5. Yummy recipe..bookmarked

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  6. Coconut Shrimp is my daughters favorite. I have to make ours different because of the gluten but if she saw your post right now she would freak out. Lovely presentation too!

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  7. Yummy, yummy, yummy! I try to stay away from fried food but coconut shrimp is something I cannot stay away from. A mango sauce would be new for me but this combo looks delicious.

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  8. Love coconut shrimp ramona! and this mango sauce looks to be the perfect compliment!

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  9. wow,two of my favorite together,shrimp and mango,I will non stop eat those shrimp dipping to the mango sauce,YUmmY :)
    Ridwan

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  10. This looks wonderful and the sauce sounds amazing!! Soooo trying this.

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  11. Oh, man, these look irresistible!!! And the mango sauce is the perfect match! I'll take a plate piled high with these beauties!!! Loving all these recipes from your 24x24!

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  12. These look awesome! Coconut shrimp are my Dad's favorite! Going to have to see about making these next time he comes to visit!

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  13. Your shrimp look absolutely amazing! And this sauce sounds incredible, I love when you get one of those - I'd like to spoon this whole bowl in my mouth - sauces. Yum and yum!

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  14. Oh Ramona, you've done it again! I love coconut shrimp, but this sauce sounds even more fabulous!

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  15. Ramona....I love when you make shrimp dishes! They are ALWAYS so fantastic! And I have always wanted to try coconut shrimp. And the mango tango sauce....I can see that with so many other things as well! Sounds like you had a fun party! : )

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  16. I love everything about this! Your shrimp is perfectly crispy and I love the mango tango dipping sauce! Really want to try this one!

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  17. Oh I recommend some finely chopped coriander and green chillies to the marinade. Consider this bookmarked.

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  18. looks awesome...love your table set up...totally a tropical heaven!

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  19. I've just had lunch and now find myself with a watering mouth looking at your shrimp. They sound so delicious and the sauce too. I have to check out the rest of your dishes for the party, sounds like my kind of theme.

    (P.S. To vote you have to look at the bottom of the list of nominees and find where it says sign in or sign up to vote. Thank you so much Ramona, you are such a sweetie :) )

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  20. Your shrimp look so crunchy. They must be great with your mango sauce. Thanks for sharing your recipes.

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  21. Coconut shrimp always seemed so intimidating to me oddly. But, these look easy to make and delicious!

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