This collection of dipping sauces for coconut shrimp offers the perfect variety of flavors to serve with a platter of coconut shrimp. Choose a couple or make all 10 for an array of options.
Coconut shrimp absolutely need to be served with some type of dipping sauce.
Finding the right sauce that goes well with coconut shrimp can be tricky.
The collection of sauces below all contain flavors that pair really well with coconut. Some are spicy, some are sweet, and some are creamy.
Choose a couple of your favorites to try, or make all 10 and serve them as a feast for guests. There is enough variety in all 10 of these dipping sauces that you won’t be repeating any flavors!
How to Make Coconut Shrimp
- From Scratch: If you have a bit more time on your hands, you can bread and fry coconut shrimp from scratch.
- From Frozen: The simplest and quickest way to make coconut shrimp is to buy a bag of frozen coconut shrimp. The secret to making them taste nice and crispy is to cook the coconut shrimp in an air fryer. Plus this only takes 10 minutes!
Storing Dipping Sauces
Storing dipping sauces will depend on the specific recipe and ingredients used.
Most sauces will last for at least 2 - 3 days.
Always store sauces in an airtight container in the fridge and if something smells off, discard it.
Dipping Sauces For Coconut Shrimp
Piña Colada Dipping Sauce
This Red Lobster copycat piña colada dipping sauce goes perfectly with coconut shrimp. If you’ve ever had the coconut shrimp at Red Lobster, you’ll know what an amazing combination the coconut + pineapple flavors make. This sauce takes 20 minutes to make, but is well worth the effort!
Sweet Chili Sauce
This sweet chili sauce for coconut shrimp is the perfect dip that will please everyone. The chili adds a little spice to the sweet coconut shrimp. You could buy sweet chili sauce from the store, but this homemade version tastes SO much better.
Pineapple Sweet Chili Sauce
If you are looking for a slight twist on the classic sweet chili sauce, this pineapple sweet chili sauce is perfect for dipping coconut shrimp in. The tropical pineapple and coconut flavors blend so well together.
Creamy Cilantro Lime Dipping Sauce
This creamy coconut shrimp sauce takes only 5 minutes to make and is a must have for coconut shrimp. Cilantro and lime are two flavors that pair so well together with coconut. Plus, the creaminess of this dipping sauce makes it even more tasty.
Apricot Dipping Sauce
This apricot dipping sauce for coconut shrimp is a blend of sweet and spicy. The jalapenos give a spicy kick that is balanced out with fresh apricots. This is a unique dipping sauce flavor combination that you have to try with coconut shrimp!
Honey Dipping Sauce
This spicy honey dipping sauce for coconut shrimp is the simplest dip to make. Just two ingredients: red pepper chili flakes and honey. It’s a simple and sweet dipping sauce with a little spice.
Sweet Mango Dipping Sauce
This mango dipping sauce takes only 10 minutes to make with 3 ingredients: mango, apricot and lime. Choose this dip for your coconut shrimp if you want a mango flavored dip that is sweet rather than spicy.
Spicy Mango Dipping Sauce
This spicy mango dipping sauce for coconut shrimp is great for those who want a mango flavored sauce with a spicy kick. It takes only 5 minutes to make with only 5 ingredients.
Sweet & Sour Sauce
If you are a fan of sweet and sour sauce, you can make sweet and sour sauce for coconut shrimp! You’ll find this classic sauce in many Chinese dishes, but some people also like to dip coconut shrimp in it. This recipe is simple to make and you can adjust the sweetness by reducing the vinegar and spicier by adding sriracha.
Mint Yogurt Dipping Sauce
If you are looking for a yogurt dipping sauce for coconut shrimp, this is the one to try. Typically used in Mediterranean dishes, this dipping sauce also goes well with coconut shrimp. Mint + coconut pair well together and the yogurt adds a delicious creaminess.
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