Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp Recipe

| June 21, 2019 | 17 Comments

Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

Who doesn’t love fried shrimp? It’s pure heaven biting into a large shrimp that has a delicious coating. And shrimp is even healthy. It’s a great source of protein and really low in calories. Of course, the coating is another story and dropping it in the deep fryer is even worse. If you love the tropical flavour of fried coconut shrimp, you’re going to love that you can omit a lot of the fat without giving up the flavour and texture of fried shrimp.

An air fryer is an amazing addition to your home if you’re trying to eat better. You still get the decadent taste and texture of fried foods, but without the oil. Many people think it’s too good to be true until they have food cooked in an air fryer. It can be hard to believe that you can get such amazing flavor without the oil.

Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp Recipe
Air Fryer Coconut Shrimps

Air fryer coconut shrimp is an amazing treat – no matter what time of year it is. It’s especially nice to cook on a cold winter’s day when you want to pretend that there’s not a foot of snow outside your door. Add a fruity dipping sauce and you’re ready to escape to a warm sunny beach – at least in your mind.

Speaking of fruity dipping sauces, you can create a simple dipping sauce simply by heating your favorite jam. If you like spicy food, chop a jalapeno into a few large pieces and allow it to simmer in the jam over the stovetop. Remove the pepper from the sauce and serve. The heat from the pepper will have infused the jam to give you a sauce that has a sweet heat.

You can enjoy fried coconut shrimp without all the guilt. Dust off your air fryer and put it to work. Whether you’re looking for an appetizer or a full meal, these air fryer coconut shrimp are going to become a favorite in your home.

Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp Recipe
Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp Recipe

Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp Recipe

Ingredients

  • 16 oz large shrimp (about 16 to 20), peeled to the tail
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup Panko
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • spray can of olive oil

Directions

  • Set the shrimp on a flat surface that is covered with paper towels. 
  • Pat the shrimp dry 
  • Place the eggs in a shallow dish whisk. 
  • Add your Panko, coconut, and seasonings in a separate bowl. 
  • Mix to combine 
  • Pre-heat the air fryer to 400F.
  • Dredge each shrimp first in the egg mixture, and finally press it into the breadcrumb-coconut mixture to coat all sides.
  • Place the shrimp on a plate and set to the side. 
  • Air-fry the shrimp in two batches.
  • Enjoy!!

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Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp Recipe
Air Fryer Coconut Shrimps

Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp Recipe

Shrimps cooked in an air fryer

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Ingredients
  • 16 oz large shrimp about 16 to 20, peeled to the tail
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup Panko
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • spray can of olive oil
Instructions
  1. Set the shrimp on a flat surface that is covered with paper towels.
  2. Pat the shrimp dry
  3. Place the eggs in a shallow dish whisk.
  4. Add your Panko, coconut, and seasonings in a separate bowl.
  5. Mix to combine
  6. Pre-heat the air fryer to 400F.
  7. Dredge each shrimp first in the egg mixture, and finally press it into the breadcrumb-coconut mixture to coat all sides.
  8. Place the shrimp on a plate and set to the side.
  9. Air-fry the shrimp in two batches.
  10. Enjoy!!

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Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

Comments (17)

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  1. micheline says:

    I was just on Amazon looking at Air fryers, this would be a great recipe to start out with.

  2. Erin N says:

    Oh man, these look so good! I wish I owned a Air Fryer.. 🙂

  3. Suzie B says:

    Oh wow! That looks wonderful and really tasty! I have never thought of shrimp in the air fryer!

  4. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Sounds like a great recipe though I don’t like coconut, I’d probably try this with bread crumbs.

  5. Emily says:

    Great recipe. I need to get myself an air fryer.

  6. Lynda Cook says:

    These sound very good, I love my air fryer, in fact I have 3 of them, I have the actifry, the Phillips air fryer and Todd English Air oven, and I love the Todd English the most, it gets used pretty much everyday

  7. twinglemommy says:

    This looks delicious. I have an air fryer and other than fries and chicken wings, I’m at a loss as to what to make in it. This recipe looks amazing! I will give it a try.

  8. Calvin says:

    Looks crispy, really would be great to make at home for a picnic.. I never used an air fryer too, sounds cool

  9. krisha4444 says:

    what a delicious recipe!! I definitely wanna give this a try. we recently got an air fryer and all we have done is fries but wow what a difference an air fryer makes. will never buy store bought fries again. I will give this recipe a try next 🙂

  10. JoKing says:

    Great way to have breaded shrimp without the fat and frying in oil.

  11. Kristi says:

    I really want to try out an air fryer! I’ve seen some pretty great looking recipes using them. My goal is always for crispy, low fat fries.

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