Coconut Shrimp Tacos

Coconut Shrimp Tacos
Prep Time BG 10

Prep Time


Cook Time BG 15

Cook Time


Total Time BG 25

Total Time


Serving BG 8



Recipe by Bold with Butter


For the shrimp

  • 2 cups finely shredded coconut
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds large (14-16 count) shrimp, peeled and deveined

For the slaw

  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 heaping teaspoon red curry paste
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 5 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrots, about 2 small
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 8-10 flour tortillas, warmed
  • Lime wedges for serving 


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly oil large rimmed baking sheet.
  2. Place coconut in wide shallow bowl or pie plate. In fairly large bowl whisk together melted butter, oil, salt, and cayenne pepper. Toss shrimp in butter mixture, ensuring that each shrimp is lightly coated with butter. Working with one shrimp at a time, press each into coconut, pressing gently and shaking off excess. Place in single layer on prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake shrimp until coating is golden brown and shrimp are opaque throughout when pierced with tip of knife, 10-15 minutes
  4. While shrimp is baking, make slaw. Mix sour cream, mayonnaise, lime juice, fish sauce, curry paste, and brown sugar until well combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss dressing with cabbage and carrots until well coated. Add cilantro to taste. 
  5. To make tacos, place spoonful of slaw in each tortilla, top with 2-3 shrimp and squeeze of fresh lime juice.
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