Coconut Shrimp with Avocado Hot Sauce

Coconut Shrimp With Avocado Hot Sauce

My two favorite things in one: Avocado and Shrimp - both elevated with a avocado hot sauce and the shrimp fried with coconut flakes + panko. This is the PERFECT appetizer for any party (or eat a whole tray just for yourself for dinner like I did. The acidy of the avocado hot sauce pairs perfectly with the crunchy shrimp. 

The avocado hot sauce is made with a mix of charred jalapeños, California Avocados, cilantro + vinegar. (full recipe below!) 

Coconut Shrimp With Avocado Hot Sauce

Coconut Shrimp with Avocado Hot Sauce


  • 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 2-3 eggs
  • 1 T paprika
  • 1 T garlic powder
  • 1 cup vegetable oil or peanut oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Avocado Hot Sauce

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 1⁄2 California Avocados
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • 3 Blistered/Roasted Jalapeños
  • 1 lime
  • 2/3rds cup vinegar
  • 4 T olive oil
  • 2 T water
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Start off by making your avocado hot sauce by blistering your jalapeños in either the oven under the broiler or in a dry skillet. Once charred, place in a blender or food processor with cilantro, garlic cloves, avocado, lime juice, vinegar, olive oil, water and salt and pepper. Pulse and blend until a vibrant light green hot sauce forms. Set aside.

Take your shrimp and dry with a paper towel. Mix your shrimp with paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper with a drizzle of olive oil.

Set up your frying station by mixing both coconut flakes and panko bread crumbs in a bowl with salt and pepper. Next, beat 2-3 eggs for dredging.

Heat a deep skillet with your oil and let it get really hot - about 15-20 minutes. Start to dredge your shrimp in the beaten eggs and then the panko/coconut mixture, shake off the excess. Fry for about 3-5 minutes until the coating is crispy and shrimp is cooked through. Set aside and serve with your avocado hot sauce.

Coconut Shrimp With Avocado Hot Sauce

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