Making crispy coconut shrimp for a main course or appetizer and wondering what to serve with it? This list of 45+ delicious side dishes and sauces pair perfectly with crunchy coconut shrimp! List list includes everything rice and beans to french fries and aioli to a variety of sauces that is sure to please your taste buds.
What is Coconut Shrimp?
Coconut shrimp is tender shrimp coated in a coconut and breadcrumb mixture and then quickly fried in hot oil. Coconut shrimp is easy to make and always a crowd pleaser. Try this easy coconut shrimp recipe next time you make coconut shrimp. The main ingredients for this recipe include flour, eggs, panko bread crumbs, sweetened shredded coconut and raw large shrimp.
45+ Best Side Dishes and Sauces to Serve with Coconut Shrimp
This One Pot Sweet and Salty Pineapple Pork Fried Rice is perfect meal or side dish. The coconut flavor from crispy fried coconut shrimp will pair perfectly with the pineapple flavor in this fried rice for a fun tropical-style dish.
Oven roasted corn on the cob is easy to make and comes out delicious! Load up a baking sheet with corn on the cob and season before baking. The next best way to make corn when you run out or room on the stove or grill!
Once you make this homemade Rice a Roni recipe it’ll be your family’s new favorite side dish! Fragrant rice and toasted vermicelli noodles cook in chicken broth with a touch of butter and a few seasonings for a fluffy, savory pilaf. It’s easy to make and pairs well with just about anything!
An easy delicious twist on the traditional Caesar salad! This kale Caesar salad is topped with parmesan and garlic toasted breadcrumbs, so you get a little bit in each bite! And the Caesar dressing is light and fresh – made with yogurt instead of eggs or mayo!
Garlic Butter Pasta is the perfect side dish that goes with just about any meal, including chicken, beef, and shrimp. This winning combination of garlic, butter, parmesan, and pasta is a dish your whole family is going to love.
Looking for a simple and comforting dish you can quickly whip up for as a side for coconut shrimp? This dump and start garlic butter Instant Pot Red Potatoes ticks all the boxes and is ready in less than 25 minutes!
Mexican Street Corn Salad is a crowd favorite at summer get togethers and bbqs. Sweet corn is mixed together with bell pepper, cilantro, green onion, cotija cheese and a creamy, spiced dressing. Serve this alongside your favorite grilled chicken, steak or hamburgers. It also works great as a dip with chips!
A comforting recipe made using rice, Lemon Rice is bright, vibrant, citrus-y and delicious. It comes together in under 30 minutes, needs a handful of ingredients and makes a great side or even a complete meal by itself!
These Miso Glazed Carrots will liven up any meal with the tastiest flavor-packed combination. They come out of the oven perfectly roasted with a caramelized glaze that is zesty, subtly sweet, and filled with umami flavor!
This chimichurri rice recipe serves as a remarkable yet uncomplicated side dish. It boasts an abundance of flavors, incorporating onions, garlic, chicken stock, red wine vinegar, fresh herbs, and a dash of crushed red pepper.
These crispy greek fries are tender on the inside and extra crispy on the outside and are coated with dried herbs, lemon zest, garlic, and olive oil. Then they are topped with fresh herbs and crumbled feta cheese.
Looking for healthier options to serve with your coconut shrimp? Try this Healthy Quinoa Salad. It is a refreshing, easy to make, delicious recipe perfect for any season. My personal favorite rainbow salad!
Mango Quinoa Salad is full of bright fresh flavors and interesting textures. It makes a light, delicious vegetarian entrée, and can take the place of more traditional sides like coleslaw or rice pilaf. Served with a delightful piña colada dressing.
This delicious and nutritious ceviche is made with hearts of palm! Combined with the zesty flavor of fresh lime juice, it makes for a refreshing appetizer or side dish. Enjoy it with tortilla chips, tostadas or rice.
Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Brown Rice is a simple recipe made with only 5 ingredients and ready in just about 30 minutes. This rice is perfect for burrito bowls or as a perfect side dish to your favorite dinner!
If you're looking for a sweet and spicy salsa, look no further than this chunky Mango Habanero Salsa recipe! The sweet mango and spicy pepper are the perfect combination! And the best part is, the food processor does most of the work for you!
This award-winning peach and pineapple salsa recipe from Summer Yule Nutrition is a refreshing and flavorful twist on traditional salsa. With fresh peaches, pineapple, red onion, jalapeno, and cilantro, this salsa is perfect for summer gatherings or with coconut shrimp.
Mango pico de gallo is a sweet and spicy salsa made with diced mangoes, tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, cilantro, and lime juice. It creates a flavor explosion perfect for serving alongside the coconut shrimp.
Elevate your rice with this easy recipe for coconut basmati rice. The addition of the coconut milk turns plain old rice into something exotic, creamy and so much more flavourful. No wonder coconut rice is such a popular side dish across the globe, spanning across various cultures.
This nutty, healthy brown rice salad is a delicious and nutritious dish that can be a great addition to any meal. It's packed with protein and fibre and low in saturated fat. This recipe contains a rainbow of various flavours, colours and textures, all brought together with a fragrant orange, honey and mustard dressing.
Give your coconut shrimp an extra touch of tropical flavor with this coconut-lime rice. You’ll feel like you’re enjoying dinner on the beach with these two dishes paired together.
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