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This platter of golden and crispy shrimp delivers joy and deliciousness whether you’re hosting a fête for friends or just looking for a weeknight dinner with a little extra oomph. It features big, succulent shrimp coated in a mixture of unsweetened shredded coconut, panko, sesame seeds, and just a touch of sugar, which enhances the natural tropical sweetness of the coconut without overwhelming the delicate flavor of the shrimp.

And what’s anything fried without a dipping sauce? Here, it’s a bright, zippy number featuring Greek yogurt, a little mayonnaise, sambal oelek (hello, saucy red chile heat!), garlic, lime, and a drizzle of toasted sesame oil. Make sure to round out your platter with some fresh, crunchy vegetables, like chunky pieces of cabbage, sugar snap peas, and/or cucumber spears. —Asha Loupy

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Ingredients

4 servings

Spicy Lime Mayo

¾

cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt

¼

cup mayonnaise

2

Tbsp. (or more) sambal oelek

2

tsp. finely grated lime zest

1

Tbsp. plus 1½ tsp. fresh lime juice

½

tsp. toasted sesame oil

½

tsp. Diamond Crystal or ¼ tsp. Morton kosher salt; plus more (optional)

1

garlic clove, finely grated

Shrimp and assembly

lb. large shrimp (16–20), peeled, deveined, patted dry

2

tsp. Diamond Crystal or 1 tsp. Morton kosher salt, divided

½

cup all-purpose flour

2

large eggs

1

cup unsweetened shredded coconut

½

cup panko

cup white and/or black sesame seeds

1

Tbsp. granulated sugar

Vegetable oil (for frying; about 1¼ cups)

Cabbage wedges, sugar snap peas, cucumber spears, and/or other crunchy vegetables (for serving)