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Baked Coconut Shrimp

You might not have known you needed a baked coconut shrimp recipe, but I’m here to tell you: you need a baked coconut shrimp recipe, and it’s right here.

There is a hand holding up a piece of baked coconut shrimp. The shrimp is golden brown and covered in pieces of coconut. There is also a plate full of these shrimp in the background.

Baked coconut shrimp

Coconut shrimp is most likely what you think it is (unless you think it’s shrimp the size of a coconut, in which case… I’m sorry to disappoint): it’s a way of preparing shrimp where coconut has a starring role.

There are a few ways to prepare this dish, and all are pretty delicious (frying is probably most popular). However, this baked coconut shrimp recipe skips the complexity (and added fat) of nailing a perfect golden brown fry. Best of all, though, it doesn’t skimp on flavor.

There is a hand holding up a piece of baked coconut shrimp. The shrimp is golden brown and covered in pieces of coconut. There is also a plate full of these shrimp in the background.

Baked coconut shrimp recipe

This baked coconut shrimp recipe is just about the simplest way to a coconut shrimp dish. It’s not quite PB&J levels of simplicity, but it might be the next easiest thing. Check out these ingredients:

Coconut shrimp ingredients

  • large raw shrimp
  • coconut flakes (sweetened)
  • bread crumbs
  • flour
  • eggs
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • paprika
This is a plate full of baked coconut shrimp. There are pieces of golden brown shrimp covered in toasted coconut.

How do you make coconut shrimp from scratch?

  • Gather all ingredients.
  • Preheat the oven to 425.
  • Cover a large baking sheet with a piece of tin foil and grease with a cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the flour and salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder.
  • In a second bowl, add the eggs. Use a fork to beat well.
  • In a third bowl, mix together the coconut flakes and bread crumbs.
  • Following an assembly line procedure, dip each piece of shrimp into the flour mixture bowl, then the beaten egg bowl, and then the coconut flakes bowl. Place coated shrimp on the baking sheet.
  • Repeat the process until all shrimp are coated.
  • Bake the shrimp at 425 for 10-12 minutes, until slightly brown and crispy.
  • Let cool and then enjoy!
  • Serve with rice, a sweet chili dipping sauce, or whatever you want.
This is a plate full of baked coconut shrimp. There are pieces of golden brown shrimp covered in toasted coconut. A hand is holding up a piece of shrimp.

How to store coconut shrimp

I promise you there’s a Tupperware container of these sitting in my fridge RIGHT NOW (whenever you’re reading this). The cooked shrimp lasts about 3 days in the refrigerator.

How to reheat coconut shrimp

Microwave works just fine for these, but an oven reheat might preserve the crispiness a bit better.

What goes with this Baked coconut shrimp recipe?

Most people expect some kind of dipping sauce when eating a stand-alone shrimp dish. I think a sweet chili recipe would be pretty perfect for this (maybe I’ll develop one!). As for sides, rice is a pretty automatic pairing, though these could be awesome on a salad as well.

This is a plate full of baked coconut shrimp. There are pieces of golden brown shrimp covered in toasted coconut. There is a bowl of dipping sauce as well.

is this baked coconut shrimp recipe healthy?

Especially considering the almost treat-like status of coconut shrimp, this recipe is absolutely healthy for me! As always, it’s important to consider your nutritional needs and goals when thinking about what to include in your plan.

How many calories are in coconut shrimp?

This coconut shrimp has 255 kcal per serving, as well as 23g of carbs, 21g of protein, and 9g of fat.

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This is a plate full of baked coconut shrimp. There are pieces of golden brown shrimp covered in toasted coconut. A hand is holding up a piece of shrimp.
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5 from 10 votes

Baked Coconut Shrimp

You might not have known you needed a baked coconut shrimp recipe, but I’m here to tell you: you need a baked coconut shrimp recipe, and it’s right here.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked shrimp, coconut shrimp
Servings: 4
Calories: 255kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • oven
  • baking sheet

Ingredients

  • 1 lb large raw shrimp peeled & deveined
  • ½ cup coconut flakes sweetened
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp paprika

Instructions

  • Gather all ingredients.
  • Preheat the oven to 425.
  • Cover a large baking sheet with a piece of tin foil and grease with a cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the flour and salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder.
  • In a second bowl, add the eggs. Use a fork to beat well.
  • In a third bowl, mix together the coconut flakes and bread crumbs.
  • Following an assembly line procedure, dip each piece of shrimp into the flour mixture bowl, then the beaten egg bowl, and then the coconut flakes bowl. Place coated shrimp on the baking sheet.
  • Repeat the process until all shrimp are coated.
  • Bake the shrimp at 425 for 10-12 minutes, until slightly brown and crispy.
  • Let cool and then enjoy!
  • Serve with rice, a sweet chili dipping sauce, or whatever you want.

Notes

This recipe makes about 44 large shrimp (or four servings of about 11 shrimp or about 5 ounces).  

Nutrition

Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 9g
Recipe Rating




Morgan Williams

Sunday 28th of November 2021

Can’t lie, was a little skeptical since it was shrimp (I’m not the best with seafood), but this recipe is SO good & so simple! Even my husband loved this one!

Kim

Saturday 27th of November 2021

Seriously so good. I want to make these every other day.

Lauren

Saturday 28th of August 2021

This is a MUST make recipe!! If you like shrimp, make it! If you like coconut, make it! If you don't know if you like coconut shrimp (aka my husband), make it! You will not be upset by this recipe! It is easy to make (we did it on a work night) and tastes amazing! I am working it into our next meal rotation very soon where it will have a permanent spot in our meal planning.

Caitlyn

Saturday 28th of August 2021

This shrimp recipe was so easy and delish!! My husband and I will definitely be making it again!

Allie

Tuesday 24th of August 2021

So delicious! So easy! I haven’t had gluten feee coconut shrimp in SO long and this was just perfect! 10/10