Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Mustard Dipping Sauce

Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Mustard Dipping Sauce
Blues Hog Honey Mustard and Plated Coconut Shrimp


  • 1 lb raw, thawed overnight, deveined, shell removed shrimp
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

    Coconut Dredge

    • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted
    • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs

    Flour Dredge

    • 1/3 cup flour 

    • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
    • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
    • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

    Milk Dredge

    • 1/3 cup milk

    • 2 tablespoons apple butter
    • 1 tablespoon Blues Hog Honey Mustard

    Sweet Mustard Dipping Sauce

    • 2 tablespoons Blues Hog Honey Mustard

    • 1 tablespoons apple butter
    • 1 pinch kosher salt
    • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar


    1. Place shrimp into a large bowl, sprinkle baking soda and kosher salt and toss to coat.
      SmellaQue Pro Tip: baking soda can change the pH of shrimp to be more alkaline and creating a better “bouncy” bite vs. being too soft.  Salt adds great flavor
    2. Place bowl of shrimp into refrigerator for 15 minutes or more.  
    3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix Sweet Mustard Zing sauce – honey mustard, apple butter, kosher salt and apple cider vinegar.  Set aside.
    4. If grilling, preheat grill.  If baking, preheat oven to 425ºF.
    5. On a pan, place sweetened shredded coconut into oven for 5 to toast.  Stir shredded coconut and toast until lightly brown, another 2-5 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
    6. Once shredded coconut is cool, place into food processor on pulse on high until pieces are smaller.  
    7. In a medium sized bowl, stir together toasted shredded coconut and Panko bread crumbs.
    8. In a medium sized bowl, stir together flour dredge – flour, cornstarch, garlic powder, kosher salt and black pepper. Set aside.
    9. In a medium sized bowl, stir together milk dredge – milk, apple butter, honey mustard.
    10. Take shrimp out of the refrigerator and rinse under cold water to wash away the baking soda. Drain excess water.

    Recipe ingredients image / coated shrimp/ coated shrimp on grill


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    Recipe Created By 

    Janice Smella, SmellaQue

    As head cook for SmellaQue, the 2018 and 2019 Canadian BBQ Team of the Year, smoking and cooking outdoors is a huge passion for Janice. Her success as a BBQ team has enabled invitations to cook at the American Royal World Series of BBQ, Jack Daniels World Championship BBQ and Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest. 

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