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Coconut shrimp with dipping sauce on a plate.

Coconut Shrimp

Coconut Shrimp are crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside, fried or baked. Serve them with my Sweet Chili Orange Sauce. This appetizer is so much better than the restaurant kind!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian
Keyword coconut shrimp
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 398 kcal
Author Anna

Ingredients

for the shrimp:

  • 1 lb medium or jumbo shrimp
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup sweetened or unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 cups vegetable oil if frying

for the sauce:

  • 1/3 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1/3 cup orange apricot or pineapple marmalade
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Instructions

  1. Remove shells and de-vein the shrimp. You can leave the tails if you like.
  2. Pat the shrimp dry with a paper towel.
  3. Beat egg in a small bowl; place flour with salt and pepper in another bowl and coconut and Panko breadcrumbs in third bowl.
  4. Dip each shrimp in flour first, then egg and then coconut breading. Place on a plate.
  5. If you want to fry the shrimp: heat up oil in a saucepan. Fry 4 to 5 shrimp at a time, not to crowd the pot. Fry on each side until golden. Remove onto a paper towel-lined plate.
  6. If baking: preheat oven to 425 degrees F, place shrimp on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 10 minutes. Flip each shrimp and bake for 4 to 5 minutes more. You can bake them in the air fryer: preheat it to 400 degrees F and bake shrimp for 5 minutes, flip and bake for 2 to 3 minutes more.
  7. Mix chili sauce with marmalade and serve with shrimp.

Recipe Notes

  1. The nutrition value is for coconut shrimp with sweetened coconut, fried.
  2. Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
Nutrition Facts
Coconut Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 398 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 327mg109%
Sodium 1485mg65%
Potassium 197mg6%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 93IU2%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 190mg19%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.