Crispy Baked Coconut Shrimp

By Rena |

These baked coconut shrimps are so crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside, and easy to make. Served with a delicious sweet and spicy dipping sauce.  Full of coconut flavor and the perfect appetizer to serve your friends and family or a crowd.

crispy and tender baked coconut shrimps

Tender and crispy coconut shrimps made using raw shrimps, then coated with a coconut breading mixture, and baked to perfection in the oven. Ditch all the grease that comes with fried coconut shrimp and make these perfectly juicy baked coconut shrimps. Dipped in a sweet and spicy dipping sauce recipe made with sugar-free apricot preserve, chili flakes, apple cider vinegar, and garlic. These easy and healthy coconut shrimps are the best appetizer to serve a crowd or enjoy together as a family.

HOW TO MAKE COCONUT SHRIMP

  • Whisk all the chili sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Preheat the oven to 400F and line a large baking tray with parchment paper. Peel and devein the shrimps with tails left on.
  • Wash thoroughly and pat the excess moisture with a paper towel. Now set up three dipping stations, in a mixing bowl, whisk egg until frothy.
  • On a large plate, combine flour, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt; mix well and set aside. In another shallow bowl, place shredded coconut and panko bread crumbs, mix well and set aside.
  • Dredge the shrimps into the flour, shaking off any excess.
  • Next holding the shrimp by the tail, dunk the shrimps into the beaten egg and then immediately into coconut and bread crumbs mixture, gently pat with your hands to coat well.
  • Place the coated shrimp in the prepared baking tray and bake for about 12 minutes, or until crispy and lightly golden.
  • Serve the crispy shrimps with sweet chili sauce and lime wedges.

easy baked coconut shrimp

Coconut Shrimp Dipping Sauce

We used a sweet and spicy sauce to make our coconut shrimp sauce, and these are the ingredients you will need:

  •  1/4 cup sugar-free apricot preserves
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • one garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp chili flakes, or to taste

How to make coconut shrimp sauce

Place all the above sauce ingredients in a bowl and mix together until well combined. You may also try adding some crushed pineapples or pineapple preserves as well.

healthy coconut shrimp

Coconut Shrimp Sides

crispy coconut shrimp recipe

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is coconut shrimp keto

Our baked coconut shrimp is not keto-friendly. To make it into a keto coconut shrimp, you may use almond flour instead of the whole wheat flour and skip the panko bread crumbs. For a thicker breading you may use something called pork panko in place of the panko bread crumbs. Doing so will make these homemade coconut shrimps keto-friendly.

Can you bake coconut shrimp

Coconut shrimps can be baked instead of fried for a healthier alternative to this delicious comforting appetizer. They will be just as crispy, tender, and delicious.

Is Coconut Shrimp healthy

The healthier option for fried coconut shrimp would be to bake them. Fried coconut shrimps are loaded with oil and thus unnecessary fat. Baking coconut shrimps makes it much healthier for us to enjoy without the guilt!

How to store coconut shrimp

Place leftover coconut shrimp in a container and store them in the fridge for up to 4 days. Simply heat up in the microwave when you are ready to eat again. We do not recommend freezing already baked coconut shrimp because once they are thawed it will be soggy.

coconut shrimp dipping sauce

easy and simple coconut shrimps

We hope you make and love this baked coconut shrimp recipe and share it with your friends and family. Also, don’t forget to take a snapshot of it to show us on social media what you created so we can reshare your creation. Leave us some feedback in the comments section below.

More easy shrimp recipes:

healthy coconut shrimp

crispy homemade coconut shrimp

Also, remember to subscribe to my NEWSLETTER for free and receive recipes like this BAKED COCONUT SHRIMP Recipe delivered right to your inbox!

Finally, if you try a recipe and you like it, please use our hashtag #healthyfitnessmeals on INSTAGRAM for a chance to be featured! FOLLOW Healthy Fitness Meals on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | PINTEREST | TWITTER for all of our latest blog posts and recipes.

BAKED COCONUT SHRIMP RECIPE

Crispy coconut shrimp

Crispy Baked Coconut Shrimps

Quick and crispy coconut shrimps baked to perfection and served with a sweet chili sauce
4.5 from 2 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 190kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Shrimp, 21-25 count peeled and deveined with tails left on
  • ¼ Cup Whole Wheat or gluten-free flour
  • ½ Tsp Kosher Salt
  • ½ Tsp Garlic Powder
  • ¼ Tsp Onion Powder
  • 2 Large Eggs beaten with a fork
  • Cups Sweetened Shredded Coconut
  • ½ Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • Olive oil cooking spray

Ingredients for sweet chili sauce:

  • ¼ Cup Sugar-free apricot preserves
  • 1 Tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 Tsp Chili Flakes or to taste

Instructions

  • Whisk all the chili sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Preheat the oven to 400F and line a large baking tray with parchment paper. Peel and devein the shrimps with tails left on.
  • Wash thoroughly and pat the excess moisture with a paper towel. Now set up three dipping stations, in a mixing bowl, whisk egg until frothy.
  • On a large plate, combine flour, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt; mix well and set aside.
  • In another shallow bowl, place shredded coconut and panko bread crumbs, mix well and set aside. Dredge the shrimps into the flour, shaking off any excess.
  • Next holding the shrimp by the tail, dunk the shrimps into the beaten egg and then immediately into coconut and bread crumbs mixture, gently pat with your hands to coat well.
  • Place the coated shrimp in the prepared baking tray with the olive oil spray and bake for about 12 minutes, or until crispy and lightly golden.
  • Serve the crispy shrimps with sweet chili sauce and lime wedges.

Nutrition

Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 326mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg
Tried this Recipe? Tag me Today!Mention @HealthyFitnessMeals or tag #HealthyFitnessMeals!

healthy coconut shrimp recipe

easy coconut shrimp

Reader Interactions

Comments

Leave A Reply