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25 Dishes to Serve with Coconut Shrimp

Do you wonder what to serve with coconut shrimp? Read on for some delicious ideas!

There are quite a few things that you can serve with coconut shrimp. If you’re looking for a complete meal that satisfies the taste buds of everyone at the table, choose from some of the best side dishes, crunchy salads, and yummy desserts listed below.

plate of coconut shrimp and cocktail sauce

Just remember that when coconut shrimp is the main course, it will be the star of the show with a subtle hint of tropical vibes.

This easy coconut shrimp recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction is absolutely wonderful. You can enjoy these crunchy shrimp as an appetizer or serve them as the main course.

Condiments for Coconut Shrimp

Before I list all of the wonderful sides and desserts, a great way to start is by having a variety of delicious condiments. That way, each person can have their own favorite unique flavor, which makes it a more enjoyable experience for them.

Here are some of my personal favorite condiments:

  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Tartar sauce
  • Soy sauce
  • Rice vinegar
  • Cocktail sauce
  • Sour cream
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Red onion
  • Green or red bell pepper
  • Sesame oil
  • Thai sweet chili sauce
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Barbecue Sauce

You can include any kind of dipping sauce you like. Each type of sauce adds its own unique flavor that can take these shrimp from delicious to amazingly scrumptious.

Coconut Shrimp Side Dishes

The best sides are the ones you enjoy the most. I like to choose at least one or two from the list below to create the perfect meal.

1. French Fries 

plate of french fries with ketchup

These French fries are one of my go-to side dishes for all meals. I air fry my fries until they’re crispy and a rich, golden brown. 

2. Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes 

honey roasted sweet potatoes on a plate

Although I started out with this satisfying side dish for a holiday season, it is currently a year-round popular dish at dinner table.

3. Onion Seasoned Rice 

Bowl of onion seasoned rice

Make this perfect side dish with white rice or brown rice. Either way, it will be a huge hit with everyone at the table.

4. Squash Casserole 

Squash casserole in a pan

You can use whatever type of squash you have. My favorite way to make this yummy casserole is with a mixture of yellow squash and zucchini.

5. Air Fried Frozen Broccoli 

air fried frozen broccoli on 2 plates

This is one of the healthier side dish options, and it’s super delicious when roasted until the edges are crispy and delicious.

6. Balsamic Glazed Zucchini 

bowl of balsamic glazed zucchini

The cooking process for this dish is so simple, yet it turns out a deliciously sophisticated side that goes with everything.

7. Sautéed Spinach and Tomatoes 

sautéed spinach and tomatoes on a plate

Offering this dish is the best way to add color, flavor, and nutrition to the meal. Even kids who don’t typically like vegetables will want to try this one.

8. Loaded Twice Baked Potato Casserole 

loaded potato casserole

This baked potato casserole is the perfect accompaniment to any type of seafood. And it’s absolutely scrumptious!

9. Classic Mac and Cheese Casserole 

mac and cheese casserole

This traditional comfort food is a great option to go with your coconut shrimp dinner. Be sure to make enough for leftovers because you’re going to want more the next day.

10. Cheesy Green Beans 

Serving of cheesy green beans on a plate

The best part about making this, besides the flavor of course, is that they’re so easy to make on the stovetop.

11. Roasted Brussels Sprouts 

bowl of roasted brussels sprouts

Roasting vegetables brings out the flavor in most vegetables. And these Brussels sprouts deliver lots of deliciousness that everyone at the dinner table will love!

Side Salads for Coconut Shrimp

Any time I’m serving a special meal, whether it’s for a dinner party or a celebration, I like to add a side salad. You can toss some leafy greens with some dressing or add something different.

Here are some we enjoy:

12. Watermelon Cucumber Salad 

Watermelon cucumber salad with feta cheese and basil

This salad is absolutely delicious with a delightful blend of sweet and savory with the crunch and refreshing flavors. Sprinkle a little feta cheese over the top, and your taste buds will be over-the-moon happy.

13. Creamy Coleslaw 

bowl of creamy coleslaw

This traditional coleslaw is one that belongs with every seafood dinner. It’s easy to make and provides the perfect balance to coconut shrimp.

14. Southern Style Potato Salad 

bowl and plate of potato salad

My mama’s potato salad was always the first to disappear from the potluck table when I was growing up. She added some color to the top in the most unexpected way.

15. Broccoli Slaw 

bowls of broccoli slaw

Crunchy, flavorful, and good for you, this broccoli slaw is wonderful with any meal. When I serve it, I have to make extra because everyone wants seconds. 

16. Zesty Rotini Pasta Salad 

Serving of rotini salad

If you like mayo-free pasta salad, this one’s for you. It has just enough tartness to balance the rest of the meal.

17. Tomato Cucumber Corn Salad 

Tomato cucumber corn salad with feta cheese

Here is another wonderfully delicious salad that I top with feta cheese. Combine just a few simple ingredients that you can find in most grocery store, and you’ll have lots of extra flavor in your meal.

Dessert for a Shrimp Dinner

Since I typically serve this coconut shrimp for a special occasion, I like to add a tasty dessert … or two. You can make it as simple as ice cream, but there are so many options to consider.

Here are some of our favorite desserts to serve with coconut shrimp dinner:

18. Strawberry Dump Cake 

strawberry dump cake with Cool Whip

If you enjoy the flavor of strawberries, this one is for you! Top it with either vanilla ice cream or your favorite whipped topping for the win!

19. Brownie and Fruit Pizza 

Brownie and fruit dessert pizza

Both kids and adults love this amazingly delicious dessert pizza. After all, how can you go wrong with the chocolate and fruit combination?

20. Banana Swirl 

bowl of frozen banana swirl

This guilt-free frozen dessert is even better than ice cream! Try it for yourself, and you’ll agree.

21. No-Bake Pineapple Pie 

slice of pineapple pie

This delicious pie adds even more tropical flavors to the meal. And it’s absolutely wonderful!

22. Lemon Bars 

lemon bars on a plate and in a pan

The perfect balance of sweet and tart make these lemon bars a favorite among readers. And they only have 3 ingredients!

23. Pineapple Dump Cake 

bowl of pineapple dump cake with vanilla ice cream on top

Add some extra tropical flavor to the meal with this pineapple dump cake dessert. As I recommend with all of my dump cakes, top it with ice cream or whipped cream.

24. Rolo Pretzel Turtles 

rolo pretzel turtles on a plate

Any time I’ve wanted something that’s both sweet and salty, these Rolo pretzel turtles have hit the spot. Let the kids help you make them, and they’ll enjoy them even more!

25. Butterscotch Pecan Cookies 

butterscotch pecan cookies on a plate

Whether you need cookies for dessert to for a bake sale, these butterscotch pecan cookies are perfect! They’re a little different, and they taste amazing!

Serve Your Favorites Sides, Salads and Desserts with Coconut Shrimp

plates of coconut shrimp with cocktail sauce

All of the recipes listed above are suggestions. If you have a favorite side, salad, or dessert, go ahead and serve it with the shrimp. Chances are, if you like it, so will everyone else.

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