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Spicy Coconut Shrimp Tacos With Pineapple Slaw

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These crispy coconut shrimp tacos with pineapple slaw are filled with tropical flavors and are easy enough to make any weeknight.

Coconut shrimp tacos with pineapple slaw

It has taken me a while to get into a summer mood but I’m finally getting into an tropical island kind of groove. We’ve been going to the beach a lot lately and I constantly find myself craving refreshing tropical foods and drinks. Tacos are always a family favorite so I decided to give our taco night a tropical twist and of coarse coconut and pineapple came to mind. I had some fish tacos with pineapple slaw the other day at a restaurant and figured pineapple slaw combined with coconut crusted shrimp would be the perfect tropical taco combination. We love spicy food in our house so of coarse I added some heat but you can also leave the chipotle pepper out if you don’t like spicy food or to make these more kid friendly. We ended up making two batches: a spicy batch for the adults and a milder version of the kids and everyone loved them.

I didn’t want deep fry the shrimp, after all deep frying just adds so many unnecessary calories and it’s such a waste of oil, so I decide to just pan fry them using LouAna coconut oil.

Coconut shrimp tacos with pineapple slaw
Spicy Coconut Shrimp With Pineapple Slaw Recipe


  • 8 corn tortillas

For Spicy Coconut Shrimp I

  • 1 1/2 pounds uncooked shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails removed
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle pepper
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons LouAna liquid coconut oil

pineapple slaw pineapple slaw

Pineapple Slaw

  • 2 cups fresh pineapple cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup of red cabbage shredded
  • ¼ cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cliantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of lime juice
  • dash of salt

Coconut shrimp tacos with pineapple slaw


  • Mix cornstarch, chipotle and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Place eggs in a second bowl and beat until frothy.
  • Place coconut in a third bow.
  • First dip shrimp in cornstarch mixture then in the egg mixture then dip into coconut press until coconut has covered one side; turn shrimp over and press into coconut again to coat the other side.
  • Add enough oil to cover the bottom of a large skillet on medium heat. Once oil is hot add the shrimp making sure not to crowd them in the pan. You may have to work in batches. After about two minutes flip them and fry them on the other side for another two minutes or until golden brown.
  • Transfer shrimp to plate lines with paper towels to drain.

Coconut shrimp tacos with pineapple slaw

The spicy coconut shrimp tacos with pineapple slaw was a huge hit. We always use LouAna coconut oil at home. We love coconut oil as its very versatile and perfect for giving your dishes a mildly delicious coconut taste and aroma no matter if you are using it for sautéing, drizzling or pan frying!

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If you’re looking for a mildly delicious coconut taste and aroma, then LouAna Unrefined Coconut Oil is perfect!

Coconut shrimp tacos with pineapple slaw

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Coconut shrimp tacos with pineapple slaw

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Coconut shrimp tacos with pineapple slaw

About the author

Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

Paula moved from her native Guatemala to SW Florida with her husband and two children and together they are discovering what it means to live life between two languages.

Paula studied architecture who now makes a living as a freelance writer, traveler and amateur photographer. She started her writing & publishing career as the editor of Bebé y Mamá, the first parenting magazine in Guatemala. She is the founder of www.GrowingUpBilingual.com and www.365thingsswfl.com and writes articles in Spanish and English for both magazines and the web on travel, food and bicultural and bilingual parenting .

When she is not on a plane or road trip she likes to create recipes inspired in the flavors of her native Guatemala.

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  1. robin rue

    This sounds like an amazing summer lunch idea. These are going to go over big with my family!

  2. Jeanette

    I love recipes like this because I can explore different flavors without having to buy a whole bunch of ingredients that I don’t have. This looks delicious.
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  3. Sarah Bailey

    Oh my goodness yes please, these sound like the perfect evening meal for myself, full of delicious flavours and colours!
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  4. Christy Maurer

    I am definitely going to be making these! I love coconut shrimp and tacos, so where could I go wrong??
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  5. Zwitsal

    OmG! I wonder how does this taste like? Coconut with pineapples? This is cool!

  6. Sarah Honey

    This sounds so delicious. I would have never thought to use coconut shrimp as a taco filling! Now I must try it.
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  7. Angelic Sinova

    Those Spicy Coconut Shrimp Tacos With Pineapple Slaw looks so amazing! I love pineapples so much, they’re the perfect summer treat. During the summer I tend to eat a lot of dishes with pineapple so I’ll definitely have to try this one out.

  8. Anosa

    This all looks lovely, my husband loves fish and spicy food so this is his kind of dish. Unfortunately I do not eat fish and am allergic to pineapple lol it looks so good though
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  9. Tomi

    I’ve never seen LouAna’s liquid coconut oil in my local grocer. My family loves shrimp tacos and the pineapple slaw looks tasty.

  10. Andrew

    That looks aMAZING! I absolutely loooooove coconut shrimp. It’s sooooo good. This actually looks easy enough for me to even try too. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Maurene Cab

    I’m not a fan of shrimps but I think this taco looks appealing. I’ll share this will my friends.

  12. Neha Saini

    This was simply fantastic! It was the second time I’d made it and this time, I only used one pepper instead of two to take down the heat, as the first time, it was way too hot for us. The combination of flavors is amazing and makes for a sophisticated dish that is actually not complicated to make. It will go into the rotation for sure.

  13. Lisa

    Not only do I love any kind of seafood taco, this one looks amazing! Fantastic recipe

  14. Danik

    This looks so yummy I want it in my tummy. Mixture of fish and taco…hmmmm, lips are wet looking at this 🙂
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  15. Rebecca Swenor

    This spicy coconut shrimp taco with pineapple slaw sound interesting. I don’t eat shrimp or any slaw but my family does. The love shrimp and we all love tacos so I will have to make these tacos for them because they are sick of having the same old tacos when I make them. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  16. Dogvills

    These tacos look really yummy. I have never had shrimp tacos before so this is going to be a must try for me. The pineapple slaw must be so tasty too.

  17. Annemarie LeBlanc

    I love this recipe because of the pineapple slaw, My favorite tropical fruit, plus shrimps all together in a taco! So delicious! Saving the recipe for our next week’s meal plan.

  18. Amanda Love

    It looks amazing and it will definitely remind you of the beach! I love that you made pineapple slaw, it sounds so good and tasty! I’d love to make it one of these days!
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  19. Brian

    Hey, I have never tried those tacos, but they look really amazing. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
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