Crispy Coconut Shrimp Recipe

by Rachna

I was inspired to come up with this recipe after having it at a restaurant. Juicy, sweet shrimp with sweet coconut and a spicy coating goes beautifully with a glass of beer or also with spicy Mexican rice that I had prepared with it.

Really perfect for weekend meals. The coconut shrimp recipe is so quick and easy to make that you won’t believe it. Just use fresh shrimp though frozen will do just as well. Making it in Air fryer makes it healthier and still incredibly crunchy and moist.

Air fryer coconut shrimp

Here is the recipe:

Crispy Coconut Shrimp Recipe

Rachna Parmar
Juicy shrimp coated in a delicious coconut coating and made in Air fryer or deep fried is a delectable appetizer. Super easy recipe too.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Accompaniment | Appetizer
Cuisine Indian | Continental
Servings 4
Calories 376 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. prawns or 500. gm.
  • 1 cup flour seasoned with salt, oregano, basil and fresh pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup bread crumbs and grated coconut shavings half-half seasoned with salt and chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp. oil For Air fryer

Instructions
 

  • Clean and devein the prawns. You can keep the tails on if you so like.
  • Pat them dry and keep aside.
  • Keep beaten eggs, seasoned flour and bread crumbs with coconut shavings in 3 bowls.

For Air frying

  • Preheat the Air fryer at 390 F or 200 C for 5 minutes. Brush the air fryer basket with oil. Now dip the prawns in seasoned flour, then egg and the breadcrumbs with coconut mix.
  • Place on the Air fryer basket and cook for 6-8 minutes till golden. You may turn the shrimp half way through. Your Air fryer shrimp is done.

For deep frying

  • Heat oil in a kadhai/wok.
  • Keep it on medium heat.
  • Now dunk the prawn first in flour (brush off any excess flour), then in egg and then dip in bread crumbs and coconut mix. Now keep it aside. This way you do 5-6 prawns at a time.
  • Put them in hot oil. Deep fry for 3-4 minutes till golden brown.
  • Drain them and serve hot with a tangy sauce or dip of your choice.

Notes

The larger the prawns, adjust the cooking time accordingly.
You can use any other herbs of your choice as well but don’t overseason. Let the sweet taste of prawns shine through.
Serve the shrimp hot. The coconut really adds to the flavour.
You can also bake it in the oven after brushing with some oil or airfry in the the airfryer to cut down the calories.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Coconut Shrimp Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 376 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 368mg123%
Sodium 1111mg48%
Potassium 207mg6%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 119IU2%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 231mg23%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Easy isn’t it? Do try and let me know how it went.

Air fryer coconut shrimp

How to Make Coconut Shrimp Pictures

Bowls arranged with prawns, egg mix, seasoned flour and breadcrumbs with coconut mix.

For Air frying:

Preheat the Air fryer at 390 F or 200 C for 5 minutes. Brush the air fryer basket with oil. Now dip the prawns in seasoned flour, then egg and the breadcrumbs with coconut mix.

Place on the Air fryer basket and cook for 6-8 minutes till golden. You may turn the shrimp half way through. Your Air fryer shrimp is done.

For Deep frying

Now dip the shrimp in seasoned flour, then egg and the breadcrumbs with coconut mix. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the prawns till golden. It takes about 3-4 minutes. Serve hot.

Serve your coconut shrimp with a tangy dip or chutney. Enjoy. This is the perfect appetizer for a party or for the weekend. It is also keto-friendly and high-protein recipe. If you are a seafood lover, you would love these crispy shrimp with the crunch of coconut.

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Shalini -

Oh, I would love to try this one! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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Rachna -

That’s great, Shalini. Hope you like it.

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d Nambiar -

Not difficult at all. And they look so good.
My hubby loves prawns. This could be the special for the upcoming birthday, I think. 😉 Thank you dear Rachna. 🙂

I hope you are doing well.

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Rachna -

Oh yes, they are pretty easy to make. I do hope your husband enjoys them. 🙂 So lovely to hear from you. I have been well. I hope you are too. I always see and enjoy the lovely travel pics that you post. What else is new?

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Rajlakshmi -

Can this be made with cocktail prawns? I have no idea how to devein them. This looks so good. I love the variety of recipes you cook.

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Soumya Prasad -

Did you use fresh coconut or the dried ones?

The recipe looks so simple and I can almost feel the crunch on the prawns as I type this. Sadly, since I cannot cook this at home, I’ll wait to get to my mom’s place to try this ?

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Rubina Ramesh -

They look yummy Rachna. Marking this recipe for my next party. Thank you!

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Shilpa Garg -

They look absolutely yum. Am not a big fan of sea food but KG and AG are absolutely love it. Will ask KG to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing, Rachna!

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Sanch @ Sanch Writes -

That looks good and so simple! Must try it soon 🙂

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