This is a delightful, sweet dipping sauce, perfect for shrimp or even chicken nuggets. At Red Lobster, the sauce is served at room temperature with Parrot Bay Rum Shrimp. Our version of this sauce tastes just like the Red Lobster’s Piña Colada Dipping Sauce.
Coconut Shrimp Dipping Sauce
Red Lobster is known for its amazing shrimp. It is flavorful, cooked with coconut, and then you have this amazing dipping sauce. You will love to make this sauce, it is simple to prepare and best of all it takes just moments to make. I know you can serve the dipping sauce with shrimp, or even chicken. You are going to love how easy it is to make this super simple sauce.
This Pina Colada Dipping Sauce is easy to make, you will need a few simple ingredients you can find at most any grocery store. You will need some Pina Colada mix, coconut, pineapple, powdered sugar, and some pineapple juice. Anyone can make this simple recipe, you can literally put this recipe together in about 10 minutes. I like to put this together ahead of time, and let it rest in the refrigerator for about an hour before serving.
How Do You Make Shrimp Sauce From Scratch?
It is super simple to make shrimp sauce from scratch. For this recipe you will combine pina colada mix, water, crushed pineapple, sweetened flaked coconut, powdered sugar, and cornstarch together. This will give you a wonderful tropical inspired dipping sauce.
What is Shrimp Sauce Used For?
Shrimp sauce is a condiment for fried or even boiled shrimp.
Which Coconut Flakes Are Best?
We use sweetened coconut flakes in this recipe, the sweetness adds the perfect touch to the sauce. You can use regular flaked coconut, both will work fine.
What Do You Eat Coconut Shrimp With?
So you might wonder what else should you enjoy with coconut shrimp, other than this delicious sauce. Coconut shrimp is very diverse and there are lots of dishes you can serve with it. I would like to recommend:
- Buttered rice
- Fried rice
- French fries
- Green beans
What Size Shrimp For Coconut Shrimp?
You should use either medium or large shrimp for coconut shrimp. The larger shrimp allows for the delicious breading to go on the shrimp. Flaked coconut can be large, and you want the larger shrimp so the coconut does not overwhelm the shrimp.
Do you love the Red Lobster? Be sure to check out these recipes
- Jumbo Coconut Shrimp
- Copycat Shrimp Scampi
- Recipe for Tartar Sauce
- Cheddar Shrimp Nachos
- Recipe for Clam Chowder
- Cheddar Bay Biscuit
- Brown Butter Brussel Sprouts
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Best Dipping Sauce Recipes
Pina Colada Dipping Sauce (Red Lobster Copykat)
- 1 cup piña colada mix (preferably Major Peters)
- 5 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons crushed pineapple drained
- 4 teaspoons sweetened flaked coconut
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar plus 1 teaspoon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon of water
- Mix together pina colada mix, water, crushed pineapple, coconut, and powdered sugar in a saucepan.
- Heat on medium-low temperature until sauce begins to simmer, stirring frequently. Let mixture simmer slowly 10-12 minutes.
- Mix cornstarch and cold water together; add to sauce and blend well. Let mixture simmer for 3-5 minutes longer while stirring during and after adding cornstarch. Remove from heat and bring to room temperature.
- The sauce is served at room temperature with Parrot Bay Rum Shrimp.
Recipe Tips for the Cook
You can store the leftover sauce in the refrigerator for up to 3 days after preparing.