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Coconut shrimp with mango dipping sauce

4
3
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
40 min
Prep
30 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
Cooking these shrimp in an air fryer ensures they’ll be crisp and crunchy in no time at all.

Ingredients

cooking spray

2 spray(s)

mango(es)

1 item(s), pitted, peeled, and cubed

fresh lime juice

2 Tbsp

ginger root

1 tsp, grated peeled fresh

kosher salt

1 tsp

fresh mint leaves

1½ Tbsp, chopped

jalapeño pepper(s)

1 medium, or red Fresno, seeded and minced

uncooked shrimp

18 large, extra-large size (about 1 pound), peeled and deveined, tail shells intact

cornstarch

3 Tbsp, or all-purpose flour

egg(s)

2 item(s)

unsweetened coconut flakes

cup(s)

panko breadcrumbs

cup(s)

Instructions

  1. For dipping sauce, cut up half of mango. Combine with lime juice, ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in blender and process until smooth. Pour into small bowl. Dice remaining mango. Add to puree along with mint, Fresno pepper, and enough water to make saucy.
  2. Spread cornstarch on sheet of wax paper. Beat eggs in large shallow bowl. Mix together coconut, panko, and remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt on separate sheet of wax paper.
  3. Dredge shrimp in cornstarch, shaking off excess, then dip into egg, allowing excess to drip off. Press shrimp into coconutmixture until evenly coated on both sides. Place on wire rack set over baking sheet. Spray shrimp all over with nonstick spray.
  4. Depending on air fryer settings, preheat 6- to 8-quart air fryer to 390°F or 400°F for 3 minutes. Lightly spray fryer basket with nonstick spray. Arrange 9 shrimp in single layer in basket. Air fry until shrimp are golden and crispy, 5–6 minutes. Transfer to plate and loosely cover with foil to keep warm. Repeat to fry remaining shrimp. Serve with mango sauce and lime wedges.
  5. Per serving: 3 shrimp and 2 1/2 tablespoons mango sauce.

Notes

As a side, spice up thick slices of pineapple with a dusting of black pepper and ground cinnamon. Surprising and great together for 0 Smart Points.

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