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Coconut Shrimp Recipe

Looking for an easy coconut shrimp recipe? Learn how to make coconut shrimp using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by juliawakley

Makes 6 servings



There is almost no fat in this recipe, please make certain to generously grease your baking pan, I use the non-stick foil for this --- This complete recipe can be doubled to about 52-53 shrimp, enough to feed a crowd! If your coconut flakes are very large, then just chop them slightly, they will stick to the egg whites better. Cooking time is estimated depending on size of your shrimp --- serve the shrimp with pineapple or a fruit salsa --- your going to love this shrimp! ;-)

Recipe Ingredients for coconut shrimp

26 large uncooked shrimp (peeled, deveined and leave tails intact)
1/3 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper (can use more)
3 large egg whites
1 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut

Recipe Directions for coconut shrimp

  1. Set oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. 2Rinse the shrimp under cold water and pat dry with paper towels.

  3. 3In a shallow dish combine the cornstarch with salt and red pepper; stir to combine.

  4. 4Place the egg whites in a medium bowl; beat using an electric mixer on high speed until frothy (about 2 minutes).

  5. 5Place the coconut in a shallow dish.

  6. 6Working one shrimp at a time dredge the shrimp firstly in the cornstarch mixture, then dip in egg whites and then in shredded coconut.

  7. 7Place the shrimp on a foil-lined baking sheet that has been generously coated with cooking spray.

  8. 8Repeat with remaining shrimp (cornstarch, then egg white and then in coconut).

  9. 9Lightly spray the shrimp with cooking spray.

  10. 10Bake for about 20 minutes or until the shrimp are done, turn the shrimp after 10 minutes of cooking making that 10 minutes per side.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 68.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.0g
11%
Saturated Fat
6.0g
30%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
47mg
16%
Sodium
473mg
20%
Potassium
145mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
9.7g
3%
Dietary Fiber
1.9g
8%
Sugars
1.4g
Protein
7.5g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 1% Iron 7%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C-
  Good points
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in saturated fat
  • High in cholesterol
  • High in sodium
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