Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Citrus Coconut Breading

I used this recipe for breading my shrimp when I made Coconut Crusted Shrimp for Valentine's Day on Sunday and as I made it, I realized that this recipe is so versatile!!!
It is so flavorful and all of the citrus flavors make me feel like I'm enjoying a tropical meal! If only I could be in a tropical location, enjoying a tropical meal. But instead I'll just enjoy my tropical dish in the snowy cold weather of Montana. You can't win them all.
You could use this coconut breading on chicken breasts, chicken tenders, fish, boneless pork loins, fish, etc....

The world is your oyster with this citrus breading!!!! Explore and be creative with it!

Here is what you are going to need for about 3 cups of breading:
-2 cups Panko Bread Crumbs
-1 cup shredded Coconut
-2 tbsp chopped fresh Ginger
-2 cloves of minced Garlic
-Zest of 1 Orange, Lime and Lemon-plus all their juices
For dredging your choice of meat:
-2 Eggs, Beaten
-½ cup Heavy Cream or Milk
-Salt and Pepper to taste

In a bowl, combine Panko Bread Crumbs....

Shredded Coconut...

Zest of 1 Lime...

Zest of 1 Orange...

Zest of 1 Lemon...

And all of their juices.

Don't forget some freshly chopped Ginger and minced Garlic!
Stir to combine.

Spread the coconut mixture on a baking sheet and allow it to dry for an hour or more. Otherwise, you can't properly bread your meat because the breading is damp, which could be a nasty mess!

Once you are ready to bread your choice meat, in another bowl, combine eggs and milk. Beat to incorporate and addd salt and pepper (to taste). Dust your meat with flour and shake off any excess. Dredge each piece of meat, one by one, in egg mixture and then coat meat with coconut mixture. Fry or bake your choice of meat according to however you want to cook your meat!

Enjoy and get creative with this versatile Citrus Coconut Breading!


  1. mmm, this sounds really good. i love coconut and citrus.

  2. I had this in restaurants. I never thought to make it at home. Thanks for the recipe. It will be good for lent.

  3. Right on, if you can't go to the tropics, bring the tropics into the kitchen :oD What a great change up for chicken, thanks!

  4. Hi Haley, Just dropping by to say hi and check out this recipe. It looks so good and your blog is really nice. I love all the beatiful pictures you have posted on here. I got your link from the country cook's website. Judy - The Southern Lady Cooks.

  5. Thanks for sharing this breading recipe. I didn't have time to let it dry so I omitted the juices and it was still delicious. It's a keeper. I made it to coat tilapia and it was a hit. Here's my take on it: http://grabbingthegusto.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/coconut-citrus-fish-recipe/. Thanks so much, Haley!


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