This platter of golden and crispy shrimp delivers joy and deliciousness whether you’re hosting a fête for friends or just looking for a weeknight dinner with a little extra oomph. It features big, succulent shrimp coated in a mixture of unsweetened shredded coconut, panko, sesame seeds, and just a touch of sugar, which enhances the natural tropical sweetness of the coconut without overwhelming the delicate flavor of the shrimp.
And what’s anything fried without a dipping sauce? Here, it’s a bright, zippy number featuring Greek yogurt, a little mayonnaise, sambal oelek (hello, saucy red chile heat!), garlic, lime, and a drizzle of toasted sesame oil. Make sure to round out your platter with some fresh, crunchy vegetables, like chunky pieces of cabbage, sugar snap peas, and/or cucumber spears. —Asha Loupy
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