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Baked Coconut Shrimp


  • Author: Kathleen
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

Baked Coconut Shrimp are golden, crispy, and perfect dipped in a sweet and spicy dipping sauce. They’re great to serve as an appetizer or even with a side for dinner.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1.52lbs large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Kosher Salt and Pepper

Dipping Sauce

  • 34 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce

Instructions

  1. Prep – Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Set up Breading Stations: Use shallow bowls (or I like to use cake pans) to set up the breading stations. In the first, beat the eggs with a pinch of pepper. In the second, mix together the coconut, Panko, and a pinch of pepper. And in the third, the flour, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  3. Coat the Shrimp: Start by dredging the raw shrimp in the flour mixture, then in the eggs (coating both sides), and finally coat in the shrimp mixture. Place the coated shrimp on a lined baking sheet leaving a small amount of space in between each shrimp.
  4. Bake – Bake the coconut shrimp in the hot, preheated oven for 8-10 minutes until golden brown and the shrimp are cooked.
  5. Dipping Sauce – To make a the homemade dipping sauce, mix together the honey and chili garlic sauce. Taste and adjust to your spice preference.
  6. Serve and Enjoy!

Notes

  • Air Fry – Air fry the shrimp for about 5-7 minutes at 375 degrees F. They should be golden brown and fully cooked.
  • Leftovers – Leftover shrimp can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. For best results, reheat in the oven at 325 degrees F.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer, Main
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Baked Coconut Shrimp, Easy Coconut Shrimp, Coconut Shrimp in the Oven, Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

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