Paleo Coconut Shrimp with Mango Salsa
Recipe featured on AutoimmuneWellness.com
This tropical-dream of a dish was the result of needing a mini vacation from a busy season of life. When you can’t really “get away”, this might just be the thing to refresh you. I love being busy, but I have noticed that my digestion does not. I have a tendency to scarf my food down in order to get some nourishment quick before I’m on to the next thing. These juicy and flavor-packed shrimp made my AIP dreams come true and had me savoring each bite. Not to mention the tangy mango salsa with a proportionate bite from the cilantro and green onion.
I served these bad boys on my favorite Paleo tortillas with some purple cabbage and emulsified garlic. You can also throw them onto a salad or simply enjoy them by themselves. Yeah, they’re that good. They will have your seafood-loathing friends and family begging for more.
Not only was this super easy to make, it required minimal time to prepare — making this the ultimate summer meal. I swear I heard steel drums and ocean waves. So take a hot minute and treat-yo-self to my new favorite summer recipe. You deserve it!
Coconut Shrimp With Mango Salsa
PREP TIME: 20 MINS | COOK TIME: 12 MINS | TOTAL TIME: 32 MINS
1 cup cassava flour
1 cup desiccated coconut (shredded works too)
1 cup full fat coconut milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 pound of raw, peeled-shrimp (preferably sustainably wild caught)
1 mango, chopped
1 stalk of green onion, thinly sliced
½ lime, juiced
1 avocado, diced
3 tablespoons cup cilantro, chopped
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt
Preheat oven 425 degrees F.
On a small plate, sprinkle the surface with about ¼ cup of the cassava flour.
In a small bowl, pour the coconut milk.
In a shallow or wide bowl, combine the remaining cassava flour, desiccated coconut, and salt. Mix well.
Dredge the shrimp in this order: cassava, milk, then coconut mixture.
Place on a greased baking sheet and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. (You may want to broil them for a couple minutes at the end.)
In a medium-sized bowl, combine all the salsa ingredients and mix well.
Serve the shrimp and salsa alone or on top of your favorite taco ingredients and Paleo tortilla.