Love coconut shrimp, but not the extra calories that come with it? Grilled coconut shrimp are sweet, crunchy and around 300 calories per serving.
I just downed a dozen coconut shrimp, and I don’t have one bit of guilt because they were grilled with this sweet, salty Orange Coconut Salt. The only regret I do have is that I didn’t grill more.
I love coconut shrimp, but I can do without the extra calories that come from all the breading and the deep fryer. Really, it’s the flavor and texture that I crave.
I’ve tried to coat shrimp in coconut and grill or bake them before, but I’ve always been less than impressed. The coconut either burns or becomes soggy, but not with this salt. The secret is in the toasted ground-up coconut that you prepare yourself.
All you have to do is toast some coconut and combine it in a food processor with some orange zest and salt. You can either use fresh zest from an orange or the jarred dried orange peel that you can find in the spice aisle or online.
How to make coconut shrimp sauce
While this coconut shrimp is amazing, I can’t enjoy it without dunking each bite in the sweet and spicy copycat Outback dipping sauce made with orange marmalade, horseradish and Dijon mustard.
Grilled Coconut Shrimp
The secret to making crunchy grilled coconut shrimp is using this sweet, salty Orange Coconut Salt.