Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Recipe, Review and Giveaway

Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil - 32 oz.
I had the opportunity to review the Tropical  Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. I have never tried coconut oil before and am not a huge coconut fan, so I thought it would be too much for me. Tropical Traditions provided me with a jar of their gold label oil to review and also provided one to giveaway. After using it for this recipe and a few others, I am a fan! For me, the Coconut Oil is lighter then a traditional vegetable oil and adds a unique flavor. I'm excited to try it the next time I grill fish!

This quick, easy and delicious recipe can be served as an appetizer, as part of an entree, a salad or on a skewer with vegetables.

Cajun Shrimp
Servings: 2 to 4
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Aprox. 12 large shrimp, peeled and de-veined
3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
Salt, if needed
Cayenne pepper
Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil
Rice (for serving)

Lay shrimp in a single layer on a plate. Generously sprinkle 1 teaspoon of the seasoning over the shrimp. Flip over to other side and season with the rest of the seasoning. Lightly sprinkle with salt if you used a salt free seasoning. Add cayenne pepper if you want a spicier shrimp.
Heat 1/4 inch coconut oil in frying pan. Fry shrimp in medium to high heat until you start to see the edges turn white, approximately 2 minutes.
Flip and cook other side, approximately 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Do not overcook. I served this with an artichoke on the side. I made a ranch dipping sauce for the choke that I found on Tropical Traditions Recipe Page.

This was an easy, yet very tasty recipe. The coconut oil gives it a unique flavor and the sweet of the coconut compliments the spice of the Cajun seasoning. .

Win 1 quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!
Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil? coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.

You can also watch the video they produced about Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil:
Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut products.

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You can win your own jar of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway is open from July 10, 2012 to July 24, 2012 at 11:59EST and is open to US and Canada entrants 18 years of age or older. Terms and conditions noted on the Rafflecopter form. Please keep in mind that any mandatory entries must be completed before you do any of the extra entries.

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Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

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