Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Cornflake Coconut Shrimp with Sweet and Spicy Mango Dipping Sauce

 This recipe was made for the January Food Challenge posted over at My Wooden Spoon The challenge was to use Cornflakes, Hot Sauce, and Honey in a delicious recipe.  So I came up with:

Cornflake Coconut Shrimp with Sweet and Spicy Mango Dipping Sauce

1 mango, peeled, pit removed
3 Tablespoons hot sauce (use your favorite brand!)
1/2 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
24 large raw shrimp
2 cups cornflakes
1 cup angel flake coconut, sweetened
1 large egg, beaten
Vegetable oil for deep frying
Spring Green salad mix

1. Peel the mango, and cut away from the pit, dropping the fruit into a blender.  Add in the hot sauce, honey, sea salt and pepper, and blend until smooth (use a spatula to push down the sides as needed to blend thoroughly).   Cover and keep refrigerated until ready to use.

2. Heat oil for deep frying, at least 3 inches deep in a large (3 qt. or larger) saucepan.

3. Peel and clean the shrimp.  Pour the cornflakes into a zip type storage bag and crush until fine.  Add in the coconut and combine well.

4. Dip the shrimp in the beaten egg and then drop into the cornflake coconut mix.  Press the coating onto the shrimp, covering thoroughly.   Drop a cornflake into the oil to test for frying temperature, the cornflake should sizzle and pop immediately to the surface.  Slip the shrimp into the hot oil, and fry until golden brown, and crisp, about 4-5 minutes.

5. Serve with the Sweet and Spicy Mango dipping sauce, atop a bed of fresh spring greens!

6. ENJOY!!!

serves: 4
prep time: about 5-10 minutes
cook time: about 5 minutes


  1. This sounds delicious! I made crab cakes for the recipe contest. I like the way you used mango with the hot sauce. I'll be trying these!

  2. Lisa- crab cakes sound delicious!!!! Hope you make it in the top 3 so I can see them!! 8^D

  3. It looks beautiful darling, we're very happy for you and proud of you too! Mama

  4. I came over from My Wooden Spoon, and I'm so glad I did! These look delicious, I can't wait to try them.

    Oh and congrats on your new blog!

  5. This reminds me of the coconut shrimp and dip I've had at the Outback Restaurant and REALLY enjoy! I've got shrimp in the freezer now so I think I may give this a try.


  6. Thank you all for the great comments! These shrimp really are incredibly simple, and incredibly delicious! I hope you all enjoy them!

  7. See I love these kind of challeges because I would've NEVER thought to try shrimp with this and it really helps me get to think out of the box on future challenges lol! Great job and I can't wait to try this one.