Fried Coconut Shrimp

Crispy fried shrimp coated in sweetened shredded coconut flakes!

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A lot of my viewers, like myself, are seafood lovers. Other than Salmon, I’ve ben getting a ton of request for shrimp recipes.

I decided to share a really easy fried shrimp recipe that I know a lot of people would enjoy, Fried Coconut Shrimp. Even some of the most picky eaters love this dish, so let’s jump right into it.

For this recipe please make sure you have SWEETENED coconut shrimp. I tried regular coconut flakes before , and in my opinion, it just could not compete with sweetened coconut.

Make sure your butterfly your shrimp so that it keeps it shape while it fries. Also I suggest keep the tails of the shrimp on as well. The tails work as great little ” handles” while eating, and this in convenient for whomever you are serving it too.You can use smaller shrimp if you’d like, my preference is jumbo shrimp. Make sure you peel and devein the shrimp, before cooking. If you are unsure on how to do this, keep in mind that you can buy your shrimp peeled and deveined. I actually prefer buying my shrimp already prepped because it saves a lot of time. However, prepped shrimp usually cost more, so be prepared to spend a little extra if you opt out of prepping the shrimp yourself.

This fried coconut shrimp works as a great appetizer, as well as a main dish. I suggest you serve it with a variety of dipping sauces such as tartar sauce, cocktail sauce and etc.

Let’s get to cooking, and be sure to watch my video tutorial below.

 


Fried Coconut Shrimp

Ingredients

1 lb jumbo shrimp, 14-16 count ( peeled and deveined)

2 eggs

2/3 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup water

1 tsp cajun seasoning

1 cup panko bread crumbs

2/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut

enough canola, or vegetable oil to fry with

Instructions

  1. Add the eggs, flour, and water into a bowl. Mix until you have a smooth batter.
  2. In a separate bowl, add the panko and the shredded coconut, the mix .
  3. Emerge each shrimp into the egg/flour mixture, then shake off any excess.
  4. Next, coat the shrimp with the panko/coconut mixture.
  5. Fry the shrimp in the oil heated between 320-340 F, for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Place the shrimp on a paper towel lined cookie sheet, to help absorb the excess oil.
  7. Serve!
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Taco Pita Pizzas

IMG_3445Hey folks! In this post I’m combining two of my favorite casual entrees: Pizza and Tacos. Not only are these meals easy and delicious, but they are appropriate for any occasion. Any cook at any level can make these, and you can easily customize these pizzas.

Give these Pita Taco Pizzas a try and tell me what you think

Pita Taco Pizzas

Ingredients

1 greek style pita flat breads

2 tbsp olive oil

1/2 lb ground beef

1 tbsp taco seasoning

1/2 cup small onion, diced

1/4 cup bell pepper, diced

1/4 cup black olives, diced

1 cup cheddar cheese

1/4 cup taco sauce

Instructions

  1. Brown the ground beef over medium heat. Add in 1/4 cup of the diced onions into the pan, and fry until they soften. Drain the fat.
  2. Once the meat is completely cooked, remove from the heat, and set it aside.
  3. Brush each side of the pitas with olive oil.
  4. Brush taco sauce on the surface of each pita.
  5. Sprinkle on the meat, and other toppings on top of the pitas.
  6. Place in the oven on 375 F for 10 minutes.
  7. Serve!
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Amazingly Easy Taco Cups

Crispy Corn tortillas filled with taco seasoned meat, and cheese!

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As a couponer, I always have certain things my stockpile. Taco seasonings, sauces, and etc happen to be some of those things. There is never a time that I am out of taco condiments!

I like to put my taco  ingredients to use, by being creative. I don’t always make regular tacos, because that would be awfully boring if I did!  This time around I made the adorable crunchy meaty taco cups. IMG_0864

These amazingly easy taco cups are actually extremely hassle free, and easy to make. I find that these little cuties make great appetizers at parties, and are also perfect for family night. Kids love them, because they look “fun”, and the taste is undeniable. Adults love them because the are quick, and easy to put together, and again- they are THE BOMB!

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I used ground beef, but you can use ground turkey, chicken, or even ground pork. You can also shred up some chicken breast. Just get creative! Use all of your favorite taco condiments to build the perfect taco cups, and simply enjoy!

Amazingly Easy Taco Cups

Ingredients

1 lb ground beef

12 corn taco tortillas

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp seasoning salt

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

2/3 cup chunky salsa

1 1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese

Dry cole slaw mix, optional

Sour cream, optional

Cilantro, optional

taco sauce, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  2. Put the ground beef pan, and seasoning it with the chili powder, seasoning salt, and ground black pepper.
  3. Brown the beef over medium heat, and be sure to grain all of the fat.
  4. Add the salsa to the meat, stir, then reduce the heat to low. Let cook over low heat for 15 minutes.
  5. Spray nonstick spray onto your cupcake pan.
  6. Cut the corn tortillas in half. If your tortillas aren't "flexible, zap them in the microwave for a couple seconds.
  7. Place over lap the tortillas in the cupcake holes. make them into a "X" shape.
  8. Sprinkle a little cheese into each tortilla cup, then place the bake dish into the oven for 3-5 minutes( basically until the cheese melts into the tortillas).
  9. Remove the cupcake pan from the oven, then scoop a couple spoonfuls of the taco meat into each cup.
  10. Sprinkle just a tad bit cheese on to of the meat, then place the taco cups bake into the oven for 3 to 5 minutes.
  11. When the taco cups come out of the oven, add your taco condiments.
  12. Enjoy!
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Basil Honey Mustard Wings

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The Super Bowl is coming, and everyone will be serving the same old Buffalo wings. Why now step out of the box, and try something different this year? Here are some sweet and tangy basil honey mustard wings. These wings are super easy to make, and believe it or not, you don’t need a whole lot of ingredients to make these yummy sticky wings!

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I decided to use party wings when I made these, but you can definitely use whatever chicken pieces that you want! Also, I used Spicy brown mustard. That was indeed my preference, but you should be perfectly fine if you decided to use plain yellow mustard.

The outcome of this chicken is pure delicious! The combination of the honey and brown sugar, make the chicken sweet and sticky. The mustard adds a nice tangy taste. The basil flakes takes the chicken to another level.

If you prefer using fresh basil that is fine!

Check out the recipe below.

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Basil Honey Mustard Wings

Ingredients

1 lb chicken wings

1/2 cup spicy brown mustard

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 tbsp basil flakes

2 tsp Original Mrs. Dash seasoning

1 tsp Southwest seasoning

2 tsp smoked paprika

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven on 400 F.
  2. Season the chicken wings with the Mrs. Dash, and Southwest Seasoning.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the mustard, honey, brown sugar, and basil flakes. Stir until everything is well incorporated.
  4. Place the chicken into a bake dish then pour the honey mustard over the chicken. Make sure all of the chicken is coated.
  5. Cover the bake dish, and bake the chicken for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove the cover from the bake dish, then place the chicken back in the oven for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove the dish from the oven, then brush the mustard sauce over the chicken.
  8. Bake for another 15 minutes, uncovered.
  9. Serve!
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