Friday, March 21, 2014

Floridian Foodie Series - Baked Coconut Shrimp and Key Lime Dip

If you travel to Florida, one thing you can't miss out on is seafood!

That's one of the things about living in the Midwest that I miss about Florida...the seafood!

It just isn't the same up here.  But when I am craving the food of the ocean, I just make it!  So since we are in a Floridian Foodie Series, how about Coconut Shrimp?  You'd be surprised about how easy it is to make at home.  You didn't know you could bring Florida here, did ya?


Wow!  This is so tropical!  Love the coconut and key lime flavor and the best part is...the shrimp is baked!  The Panko bread crumbs and the coconut give the shrimp a nice crunch.  Serve it with a key lime dip...PERFECTION!
Here's how you do it...
Ingredients for the Baked Coconut Shrimp:
1 cup flour
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup coconut milk
3 Tbsp key lime juice
2 Tbsp pineapple juice
2 lbs of shrimp, peeled (leave on tails)

Ingredients for the Key Lime Dip:
1/2 cup sour cream
2 Tbsp key lime juice
4 Tbsp crushed pineapple
4 Tbsp shredded coconut

For the shrimp, place the flour in bowl 1.  Mix together the milk, key lime juice and pineapple juice.  Put the liquid into bowl 2.  In bowl 3, mix together the Panko bread crumbs and coconut.  Take each shrimp and dredge through the flour of bowl 1, dip in the liquid of bowl 2 and coat with the coconut mixture of bowl 3.  Place on an ungreased pan. When all shrimp are coated, put pan into a 375 degree oven for 3 minutes, then flip over the shrimp.  Bake an additional 3 minutes or until shrimp are pink.

While shrimp are baking, mix together all the ingredients for the key lime dip.  Serve that on the side with your shrimp.

Baked Coconut Shrimp and Key Lime Dip printable recipes

Ah, the flavors of Florida!
Feeling pretty tropical right now...in my mind.  Maybe I can push up the heat to 80, put on a bathing suit and sip a Pina Colada...then I'll be there alright!

Celebrate the little things that make life sweet!

Christine

Showing what I got over at Skip to My Lou.
Sparkling over at Inside Bru Crew Life.
Joining the Talent Show at Chef in Training.
Excited about being part of the Cast Party over at Lady Behind the Curtain.
Hanging at the Link Party Palooza with I Heart Naptime
AND...linking up with the Party Bunch at The 36th Avenue!