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Spicy Coconut Shrimp Recipe

Make your dinner as memorable as possible with this spicy coconut shrimp creation. This Asian-inspired spicy dish is beautifully composed using coconut oil as the base. Gather up your bowls and chopsticks and enjoy.




Serves 4

1 lb. large shrimp [16 oz. shell off & deveined]

1/8 cup of coconut oil

1 tablespoon of fresh ginger [finely chopped]

¼ teaspoon of red pepper flakes [crushed]

1 cup of red bell pepper [sliced]

1 tablespoon of garlic [sliced thinly]

1 tablespoon of soy sauce

¼ teaspoon of black pepper

¼ teaspoon of salt



1/8 cup of cilantro [leafs]

1/8 cup of scallions [sliced thinly]

1/4 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes



In a large sauté pan add in coconut oil and turn the heat to a medium-high. Once the oil gets mildly hot add fresh ginger, red pepper flakes and stir for about 2 minutes – this helps to infuse the oil. Add in sliced red bell pepper and thinly sliced garlic. Cook the vegetables for about 2-3 minutes and pour in soy sauce. Once that’s cooking, season shrimp with black pepper and salt. Add the seasoned shrimp into the pan and sauté for 5 minutes or until the shrimp is firm and pink. Once cooked place spicy coconut shrimp on platters and sprinkle the tops with cilantro leafs, thinly sliced scallion and sautéed coconut flakes.


Coconut Topping

Place the unsweetened coconut flakes in a small non-greased pan and sauté the flakes for a minute. The coconut flakes should be slightly browned and crisp.


Serve the spicy coconut shrimp on top of white rice, lettuce leafs or rice noodles.



In love with the coco’….


Coconut Sugar Lip Scrub

Keep those lips chap free and healthy all year long by using this coconut sugar lip scrub. Exfoliating your lips never tasted so good.


– 1 teaspoon of coconut oil

– 2 ½ teaspoons of coarse sugar (white or brown)

– 1 small bowl

– 1 air-tight storage mini container

– 1 small mixing spoon


Pour the sugar and the coconut oil onto a small bowl. Mix gently with a small mixing spoon, making sure not to crush the sugar granules. Once it becomes a paste, pour it in the mini container and store. You can use this scrub twice a day. Using your ring finger, place the sugar paste onto your lips and scrub each lip gently using circular motions to exfoliate. Wash the sugar scrub off and gently pat it with a cloth.


Natural Makeup Remover

Why spend tons of money on eye makeup removers when there’s one natural solution that works every time. A simple ingredient that has vitamin K and vitamin E which nourishes your skin.


– 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil

– Soft touch cotton pads


Take a nickel sized dollop of coconut oil and put it on the soft cotton pad. Start removing all of your makeup by gently wiping away. Once makeup is removed, gently rinse your face with water and pat it dry.


Content and images by: Diana Rodelo

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