Crispy Coconut Shrimp Tacos: Tropical Taco Tuesday

Crispy Coconut Shrimp Tacos: Tropical Taco Tuesday

Picture yourself on a warm, sandy beach with a gentle breeze rustling through the palm trees. Now, imagine bringing that tropical paradise to your dinner table with our irresistible Crispy Coconut Shrimp Tacos. Every bite is a one-way ticket to a blissful culinary getaway.


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple salsa
  • 1/2 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • Lime wedges, for serving


  1. Preheat the oil in a deep fryer or large pot to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In separate bowls, prepare the coating stations: one with flour, paprika, and salt; one with beaten eggs; and one with a mixture of shredded coconut and panko breadcrumbs.
  3. Coat each shrimp in the flour mixture, then dip into the beaten eggs, and finally, coat with the coconut-breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere.
  4. Carefully place the coated shrimp into the hot oil and fry until golden brown and crispy, about 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.
  5. Warm the corn tortillas in a dry skillet.
  6. Assemble the tacos by placing a layer of shredded lettuce on each tortilla, followed by the crispy coconut shrimp.
  7. Top with fresh pineapple salsa and chopped cilantro.
  8. Serve the tacos with lime wedges for a burst of citrusy flavor.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Yields: 8 tacos

Escape to a tropical paradise with our Crispy Coconut Shrimp Tacos. Crispy coconut-breaded shrimp meet the refreshing flavors of pineapple salsa and zesty cilantro, all wrapped in a warm corn tortilla. These tacos are a delightful blend of crunch, sweetness, and savory goodness, perfect for a relaxing Tropical Taco Tuesday feast.

Nutrition information: Calories: 320 | Fat: 14g | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 18g

Make tonight extraordinary with a culinary voyage that transports you to the enchanting shores of the tropics. Our Crispy Coconut Shrimp Tacos are more than a meal – they’re an experience, shared with loved ones and savored with every delightful bite.

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