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Coconut Crusted Shrimp with Pineapple

Updated: Feb 12, 2020

For when you are feeling tropical and feisty - because in Phoenix, Arizona, you can do that all year round.


  • 1 pound peeled and deveined large shrimp, tails removed

  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

  • Zest and juice of 1 limeKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 large egg whites

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 small clove garlic

  • 1/2 small fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and roughly chopped


  1. Preheat the broiler and line a baking sheet with a wire rack.

  2. Thread 3 shrimp onto each of seven 6-inch skewers and set aside.

  3. Combine the coconut, lime zest, 1 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of black pepper in a shallow bowl.

  4. Brush the shrimp with the egg whites, then press into the coconut mixture until completely coated.

  5. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and broil, flipping halfway through, until the coconut is crispy and golden brown and the shrimp are pink and no longer opaque in the middle, 3 to 4 minutes.

  6. Meanwhile, blend the cilantro, red pepper flakes, garlic, pineapple and lime juice in a blender until smooth and vibrant green. Serve alongside the shrimp.

Makes 6 servings.

Inspired by original recipe discovered at

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