Jerk Tomato Ketchup Coconut Shrimp with Hot ‘N Sweet Papaya Sauce

Discover the Ultimate Coconut Crusted Shrimp Recipe: A Caribbean Delight!

The use of coconut is widespread in Caribbean cuisine, often paired with seafood to create dishes that are both flavorful and nutritious.

Eaton’s Original Jamaican Jerk Tomato Ketchup Coconut Crusted Shrimp with Hot ‘N Sweet Papaya Dipping Sauce


When it comes to Caribbean cuisine, few dishes capture the heart and soul of the islands like Coconut Crusted Shrimp. Imagine crispy coconut flakes hugging succulent shrimp, delivering a taste that transports you straight to a sun-soaked beach.


This beloved dish is a perfect blend of tropical flavors and textures, making it a standout in the world of Caribbean shrimp recipes. Join us as we dive into the vibrant world of island flavors with Eaton’s Original Jamaican Jerk Tomato Ketchup Coconut Crusted Shrimp with Hot ‘N Sweet Papaya Dipping Sauce!


The Essence of Caribbean Shrimp Recipes


Caribbean cuisine is renowned for its bold, fresh, and diverse flavors. Shrimp is a staple, featured in everything from curries and stews to grilled and fried delicacies. The infusion of local spices, herbs, and tropical fruits takes the taste of shrimp to new heights, making it an irresistible component of Caribbean meals.

Eaton’s Brand: A Legacy of Authentic Flavors


Eaton’s is a cherished name in Caribbean households, celebrated for its array of sauces, condiments, and seasonings that bring genuine island flavors to life. Eaton’s Original Jamaican Jerk Tomato Ketchup is a unique creation, blending the fiery kick of jerk seasoning with the tangy sweetness of tomato ketchup. This versatile condiment is perfect for marinating, dipping, and adding a Caribbean twist to any dish.


Eaton’s Original Jamaican Jerk Tomato Ketchup Coconut Crusted Shrimp with Hot ‘N Sweet Papaya Dipping Sauce


Serves: 4 – 6

Prep time: 20 mins + marinating time for shrimp

Active Time: 30 mins

Total time: 50 mins


Ingredients


For the shrimp:

  • 24 Jumbo shrimp – peeled, deveined, tails intact
  • 1 cup Eaton’s Original Jamaican Jerk Tomato Ketchup
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 16 oz. grated coconut flakes
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying

For the Dipping Sauce:

Instructions:


  1. Prepare the Shrimp: Butterfly the shrimp by running a small sharp knife down the outside center of each shrimp without cutting all the way through. This opens and flattens the shrimp for even cooking.

    Marinate: Mix the lime juice with Eaton’s Original Jamaican Jerk Tomato Ketchup. Marinate the shrimp in this mixture for 1 to 2 hours to infuse them with rich, spicy flavors.

    Prepare the Dipping Sauce: Combine all the dipping sauce ingredients in a bowl and set aside. This sauce, with its sweet, spicy, and tangy notes, complements the coconut crusted shrimp perfectly.

    Coating Process: Place the grated coconut flakes and cornstarch in separate shallow dishes. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl. Remove the shrimp from the marinade and pat dry. Dredge each shrimp in cornstarch, shaking off any excess, then dip in beaten egg, and finally coat with coconut flakes on both sides.

    Frying: Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large pan to 350°F (175°C). Fry 3-4 shrimp at a time for about 2 minutes or until they are golden brown and cooked through. Drain on absorbent paper to remove excess oil.

    Serve: Serve the coconut crusted shrimp hot, garnished with cilantro if desired, alongside the Hot ‘N Sweet Papaya Dipping Sauce.


The Caribbean Connection


Coconut Crusted Shrimp is not just a dish; it’s a celebration of Caribbean culinary traditions. The use of coconut is widespread in Caribbean cuisine, often paired with seafood to create dishes that are both flavorful and nutritious. The combination of Eaton’s Original Jamaican Jerk Tomato Ketchup and coconut flakes brings out the best of these traditions, offering a taste that is unmistakably Caribbean.

Why Coconut Crusted Shrimp is a Must-Try


Flavor Explosion: The fusion of coconut’s natural sweetness with the spicy tang of Eaton’s Original Jamaican Jerk Tomato Ketchup creates an unforgettable taste experience.


Texture Perfection: The crispy coconut crust provides a delightful contrast to the tender shrimp inside, making every bite a delight.


Versatility: This dish can be served as an appetizer, a main course, or even as a snack. It pairs well with tropical sides like mango salsa, rice and peas, or a fresh salad.


Tips for Perfect Coconut Crusted Shrimp


  • Fresh Ingredients: Always use fresh shrimp and high-quality coconut flakes for the best results.

  • Even Coating: Ensure the shrimp are evenly coated with cornstarch, egg, and coconut flakes for a uniform crust.

  • Proper Frying: Maintain the oil temperature at 350°F to ensure the shrimp are cooked perfectly without absorbing too much oil.

Coconut Crusted Shrimp is a true testament to the rich culinary heritage of the Caribbean. With Eaton’s Original Jamaican Jerk Tomato Ketchup and the perfect blend of coconut flakes, this dish brings the vibrant flavors of the islands right to your table. Whether you’re hosting a summer party or simply craving a taste of the Caribbean, this recipe is sure to impress.


Indulge in the deliciousness of Coconut Crusted Shrimp and experience the authentic taste of the Caribbean with Eaton’s. Try this recipe today and savor the unique flavors that make Caribbean cuisine so special.


Happy cooking!


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