Coconut Curry Fried Shrimp with a side of Saffron Couscous and Grilled Zucchini & Squash


Coconut Curry Fried Shrimp

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook: 3 min

Pre-heat fryer to 350 degrees


  • 10 Medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (leave tails on).1/2cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2cup bread crumbs, panko or sourdough
  • 1/2 tsp 5 Spice
  • 1/8 tsp Powdered Ginger
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Hot Madras Curry Powder
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1 TBS Milk
  • 1/4 cup flour


  1. Combine breadcrumbs, coconut, and spices in a bowl.
  2. Whisk egg and milk together
  3. Dredge shrimp in flour then egg then breadcrumb mixture.
  4. Then fry for 3 min ( I do two batches) also make sure you turn them halfway through so they don’t burn.
  5. Place on paper towl

Saffron Couscous

Prep Time: 10 Min

Cook Time: 1 min, rest for 5 min

Serves: 4


  • Whole wheat couscous (1 cup)
  • 1 TBS butter
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp tumeric
  • 2 cloves, ground
  • 1/8 tsp powdered ginger
  • 1 tsp saffron
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup water


  1. Soak 1 tsp of saffron in one cup of hot water for 10 min
  2. Pour cup into small pot
  3. Add garlic, butter, and spices (except salt and pepper).
  4. Bring to boil
  5. Add Couscous
  6. Remove from heat and cover for 5 min
  7. Salt and pepper to taste, then fluff

Grilled Zucchinis and Squash

Prep Time: 1 min

Cook Time: 4 min each side

Serves: 2


  • 1 Zucchini and Squash
  • Salt, pepper, and butter

I just grill these on a panini pan to give them nice grill lines.  Salt, pepper, and butter to taste.



About zestybeandog

I live in Austin with my wonderful husband, dog Ginger, and cat Skiddy. We are a pretty laid back group (except for Ginger). When I'm not teaching yoga, personal training, or dog walking... I'm in the kitchen. I'm always experimenting with new ingredients and thinking of ways to prepare fresh foods in a unique way. I hope to update the blog 4-5 times a week. I've had several friends, family, and clients inquire about my recipes so here it goes. What to expect: Healthy recipes that are good for you, some classics (that have been spruced up), some not so healthy recipes (still made with quality ingredients that can be enjoyed in moderation), and beer and wine parings/reviews! I hope you enjoy, cheers!

3 responses »

  1. The coconut curry fried shrimp looks scrumptuous! Also, the dinnerware you are serving this on – I love it! Who is the plate made by? What pattern?

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