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Coconut Shrimp - Air Fryer Version
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
23 mins
Coconut Shrimp are one of those appetizers or snacks that keeps you coming back for more. You can make this recipe on your stovetop or for a lighter version, in your air fryer.
Course: Appetizers/Snacks
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Great Snacks, Seafood
Servings: 4
Calories: 410 kcal
  • 1 pound large shrimp about 16 to 20, peeled and de-veined
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ cup fine breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 lime zested
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil in a spritzing bottle
  • 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce or duck sauce for serving
  1. Set up a dredging station with three shallow dishes. Place the flour in the first shallow dish and season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Whisk the eggs in the second shallow dish.
  3. In the third shallow dish, combine the breadcrumbs, coconut, lime zest, salt and cayenne pepper.
  4. Pre-heat the air fryer to 400ºF.
  5. Dredge each shrimp first in the flour, then dip it in the egg mixture, and finally press it into the breadcrumb-coconut mixture to coat all sides.
  6. Place the breaded shrimp on a plate and spray on all sides with vegetable oil.
  7. Air-fry the shrimp in two batches, being sure not to over-crowd the basket.
  8. Air-fry at 400ºF for 5 to 6 minutes, or until the shrimp is firm when you squeeze it gently. Repeat with the second batch of shrimp.
  9. Lower the temperature of the air fryer to 340ºF. Place the first batch of shrimp into the basket with the second batch already in the basket and air fry for an additional 2 minutes.
  10. Serve with sweet chili sauce, duck sauce or just eat them plain!

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Nutrition Facts
Coconut Shrimp - Air Fryer Version
Amount Per Serving
Calories 410 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 285mg95%
Sodium 1619mg67%
Potassium 238mg7%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 9.5mg12%
Calcium 198mg20%
Iron 4.3mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.