You’ve got your sweater on and your heat cranked up. It’s freezing outside and all you can think about is the warmth of spring that’s months away. The thought of venturing outside makes you want to crawl in a hole…a very warm hole.
This Baked Coconut Shrimp with Pineapple Dipping Sauce
recipe will make you feel like you are on an island somewhere, lying in the warm sun, snuggling your toes in the hot sand. Although these coconut shrimp can be enjoyed as an appetizer, I often turn it into a meal by adding a simple green salad. Don’t feel too guilty eating these as your main course; they’re baked and a much healthier alternative to the fried version.
As I was baking these in the oven, the sweet smell of coconut filled my house and I couldn’t help but be reminded of a tradition my roommates and I had back in college. Every year when the first snowflakes would fall, we would blast the heater, light a coconut candle, and watch the movie The Endless Summer
to commemorate the beginning of winter.
We were warm-weather girls at heart, and it helped us remember that sunbathing days at the pool would be back…someday. Turn your house into a tropical paradise by making these coconut shrimp!
Just dip shrimp in cornstarch, egg whites, and coconut. It’s as easy as that!Not a fan of pineapple?
A yummy variation to the pineapple dipping sauce is a spicy orange marmalade. Just mix orange marmalade with mustard and horseradish to taste.
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