Coconut Shrimp with Mango Dipping Sauce From Sista Felicia

Coconut shrimp is my daughter Amanda’s all time most favorite appetizer. Truthfully whenever she sees it on a menu, usually listed as an appetizer, she orders them as her meal! I have lost track of how many times she has asked me to prepare them for her at home. After a few attempts, and a little tweaking, I can honestly say, I have mastered Coconut shrimp! This recipe is supper easy to prepare and they are FANTASTIC melt in your mouth Delicious!

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2 dozen large shrimp, deveined with shell removed (optional –keep tail shell on if serving as passed appetizer)


Juice of 1 lime

1 cup coconut milk

¼ cup chopped cilantro

Crunchy Crust:

1 ½ cups Panko breadcrumbs

7 oz. sweetened coconut flakes

Beer Batter:

1 bottle of beer

1 cup flour

Mango dipping sauce:

2 table spoon of Stonewall Kitchen Mango Chutney

* (I’m a huge fan of Stonewall Kitchen products and always have their products in my pantry, although you can use other brands of mango chutney)

1 ½ tablespoon chopped red onion

1 tablespoon fresh ginger

1 garlic clove

¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

Juice of a ½ lime

2 teaspoon vegetable oil

1 ½ fresh mango peeled & chopped

¼ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Step 1: Place shrimp, coconut milk, lime juice and cilantro in a zip lock bag and marinate in refrigerator for 24 hours

Step 2: Sneak into your husband’s beer frig and borrow 1 bottle of beer. Don’t worry he will only be upset for a few minutes. If he is anything like my husband, he will be happily in beer batter heaven with his first bite!

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Step 3: In a medium bowl combine beer and flour

Step 4: Using a wire whisk, whisk until you have a batter resembling a pancake consistency

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Step 5: Mix Panko and coconut in a pie plate

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Step 6: Place all Mango dipping sauce ingredients into a mini chopper and pulse 10 times

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Step 7: Transfer to a serving bowl

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Step 8: Remove 1 shrimp from marinate bag dip into batter

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Step 9: place battered shrimp in panko/coconut mixture pressing shrimp gently into coating

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Step 10: Carefully flip shrimp to coat other side

Step 11: Place coconut shrimp onto a waxed paper lined cookie sheet and repeat process with remaining shrimp

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Step 12: Chill coconut shrimp in freezer for at least 30 min (or overnight)

Step 13: Heat 1 ½ inches of La Spagnola oil in a med. fry pan over high heat

Step 14: Remove shrimp from refrigerator

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Step 15: Test oil temp by placing a few coconut flaks into hot oil, once it sizzles you know you oil is ready.

Step 16: Carefully place 6-8 coconut shrimp into hot oil using long cooking tongs

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Step 17: Fry 3-4 min or until golden brown and gently turn over each shrimp continue cooking 3-4 min until golden brown.

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Step 18: Remove from oil and cool on wire rack , repeating process until all shrimp are fried

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Step 19: Arrange, Golden, Crispy Succulent Beer Batter Coconut Shrimp on a serving platter with Mango dipping sauce.

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Step 20: Serve warm, and watch them quickly disappear!

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As you can see … a few didn’t make it to the serving platter. I simply couldn’t resist!

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Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

Alfred Lord Tennyson, ULYSSES Click photo to enlarge.

Jane Southworth Has Some Nice Things To Say

Hey Joey,

I love your web/blog which an old friend introduced me to.  I grew up in Magnolia (was there last weekend) and live in the Boothbay Harbor Region.  I keep seeing stuff that’s relative to this area.  Last week RESA was here, I watched her maneuvering out of a tight space in the harbor managing to back up, turn around and not smack into the lobster boats, kyakers, floats full of gear, sailboats, and 3 ferry boats….all maneuvering out at the same time!  I saved the pictures of BLUE GUITAR which has been coming here for years.  Just wanted to say “thanks” for making my morning (strong black coffee) so much more enjoyable.  Keep up the great job, it’s so nostalgic for so many of us who love the area.

Jane Southworth

GHS 1960

Da Sticka Makes It Onto Chip McKay and Carl Stratton’s Wedding Invitation!

Chip McKay Writes-

Hey Joey,

Me and my partner are getting married on 11-11-11 and we where doing  photo’s for are wedding invites and just had to incorporate your Good Morning Gloucester sticker in them. We love reading your blog every morning. hope you like the pics.

Thanks Chip McKay and Carl Stratton

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Yoga for Health Janet Green Garrison- GMG Health and Wellness Week

Janet Green Garrison, director of Yoga for Health, as moved her Yoga classes from the Main Street studio to a new location one block closer to the ocean on Rogers Street.

“I am pleased to tell you that everyone is thrilled with the harbor breeze, open space and natural light. Yoga for Health is sharing Nadine’s Dance Center at 63 Rogers Street. Located above the souvenir shop next to the Gloucester House Restaurant there is plenty of free parking in the field next to the restaurant.

Check out our class schedule:
or google: Janet Yoga Gloucester, 978-281-5525

Yoga for Health, 2nd floor

Join the Gloucester Area Astronomy Club Today

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Join the Gloucester Area Astronomy Club in Exploring our Nearest Star! Join us on August 7th at Halibut Point State Park from 2pm to 4pm for some family-friendly fun, build your own sundial watch, and learn about our Sun through special solar
telescopes. We’ll have space weather DVDs to share along with some other NASA resources and give-aways.

Sassy Ecobags by Susan 0’Leary


Sassy Ecobags by Susan 0’Leary

From Susan O’Leary

Sassy Eco Bags are uniquely designed handbags, purses and totes.  Each bag has been handcrafted from discarded coffee or tea bags from area coffee houses.  By rescuing these materials and reusing them, they are kept away from dumps and landfills.  The materials used in each bag are durable as well as attractively functional.  I hope you enjoy the bag.

  Feel free to feel good about helping the Earth and looking Sassy at the same time.
Sassy Eco Bags came about from the idea that if we can lighten our Carbon Footprint and lessen the amount of trash we throw into dump sites, we can help the Earth.  If any of the trash we produce can be utilized for fashion, function and fun, then let’s go for it!

Bags are available in a variety of sizes, styles, colors and schemes.  Please contact me by email or phone if you are interested in placing an order or if you would like more information about Sassy Eco Bags.