Easy, coconut shrimp anyone? This coconut shrimp recipe isn’t one to be taken lightly. I mean the simplicity in this recipe is what sells it to me. Not, to mention all the crunchiness and sweetness that comes along with this meal. The shrimp is dried off and then dip in a seasoned bed of flour. Wait that’s not it! Then you dip the shrimp in eggs and here is the best part. Lastly, you dip the shrimp in a delicious and crunchy bed of sweetened coconut flakes and breadcrumbs. Doesn’t this sound like something you would want to make? So, let me stop all the talking and show you how to make these delicious coconut shrimp air fryer recipes!

Ingredients for coconut shrimp

  • Shrimp: I chose to use extra-large peeled and deveined shrimp. You can use smaller shrimp, but the coating is best on large shrimp.
  • Flour: The flour I used in this coconut shrimp recipe is all-purpose flour. I have used almond flour in this recipe as well. I must admit. It didn’t taste quite the same. Not horrible but not how the original recipe tasted.
  • Breadcrumbs: I used Panko breadcrumbs. Using these breadcrumbs helps to give the shrimp that crunch we like to taste and hear.
  • Eggs: For this recipe, I used 2 large eggs. The eggs are used for coating the shrimp so that the other ingredients stick!
  • Coconut: Sweetened coconut flakes. You can choose to use unsweetened, but I will tell you that the sweetened coconut flakes give this recipe that extra kick!
  • Seasonings: I kept the seasoning very simple, and you can pretty much use your own. I used my handy seasoning salt, paprika, and a little bit of garlic powder. That’s it.
Air fryer Coconut shrimp
Air fryer Coconut shrimp

How to make coconut shrimp?

This coconut shrimp recipe is a healthier choice. It’s a healthier choice simply because we opt-out of using all that grease to fry these babies. This recipe has about 10 steps and you will be done.

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 360 degrees
  2. Clean and pat your shrimp fry
  3. To a bowl add your shrimp
  4. Next, you want to season your shrimp to your liking
  5. Gather 3 separate bowls
  6. To one bowl add flour, to the other bowl add in your eggs (whisk eggs), and lastly, add your Panko crumbs and sweetened coconut flakes
  7. Seasoning your flour lightly with the same seasoning you used to season your shrimp
  8. Place your shrimp in the flour first (make sure to cover the shrimp with flour on both sides). Next, place the shrimp in your eggs then into your Panko crumbs and sweetened coconut flakes.
  9. Spray your air fryer with nonstick spray then add in your shrimp. You want to make sure the shrimp aren’t touching.
  10. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes and flip the shrimp over at the halfway mark and cook for the remaining time. As a result, you will have delicious crunchy shrimp
  11. Lastly, Eat with sweet chili sauce… Garnish with parsley
  12. Enjoy

Lastly, If you made this recipe, please don’t hesitate to tag me on Instagram @ronalynalston.

Air fryer Coconut shrimp

Easy coconut shrimp(air fryer)

Easy, coconut shrimp anyone? This coconut shrimp recipe isn’t one to be taken lightly. I mean the simplicity in this recipe is what sells it to me. Not, to mention all the crunchiness and sweetness that comes along with this meal. The shrimp is dried off and then dip in a seasoned bed of flour. Wait that’s not it! Then you dip the shrimp in eggs and here is the best part. Lastly, you dip the shrimp in a delicious and crunchy bed of sweetened coconut flakes and breadcrumbs. '
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 1 People
Calories 244 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp peeled and deveined shrimp tail on
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 Cup Sweetened coconut flakes
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp Seasoning Salt
  • 1 Tsp Paprika
  • Dried Parsley Optional
  • Sweet Chili Sauce

Flour Seasoning

  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Seasoning Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Paprika

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your air fryer to 360 degrees
  • Clean and pat your shrimp fry
    1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp
  • To a bowl add in your shrimp
  • Season your shrimp
    1 Tsp Garlic Powder, 1 Tsp Paprika, 1 Tsp Seasoning Salt
  • Gather 3 separate bowls
  • To one bowl add flour, to the other bowl add in your eggs(whisk eggs), and lastly, add your Panko crumbs and sweetened coconut flakes to a bowl and mix together
    1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 Cup Panko bread crumbs, 3 large eggs, 1 Cup Sweetened coconut flakes
  • Seasoning your flour lightly with the same seasoning you used to season your shrimp
    1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder, 1/2 Tsp Seasoning Salt, 1/2 Tsp Paprika
  • Place your shrimp in the flour first(make sure to cover the shrimp with flour on both sides.
    Next, place the shrimp in your eggs then into your Panko crumbs and sweetened coconut flakes.
  • Spray your air fryer with nonstick spray then add in your shrimp. You want to make sure the shrimp isn’t touching.
  • Cook for 10 to 12 minutes and flip the shrimp over at the halfway mark and cook for the remaining time.
  • Eat with sweet sweet chili sauce Garnish with parsley
    Sweet Chili Sauce
  • Enjoy

Nutrition

Serving: 1gSodium: 989mgCalcium: 22mgVitamin C: 2mgVitamin A: 58IUSugar: 8gFiber: 3gPotassium: 142mgCalories: 244kcalSaturated Fat: 6gFat: 7gProtein: 5gCarbohydrates: 41gIron: 2mg
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