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Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

Crispy and perfectly sweet this recipe for Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp is a restaurant-worthy recipe but better because it's made and home.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer coconut shrimp, air fryer shrimp, coconut shrimp
Servings: 8
Calories: 160kcal


  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup Panko crumbs
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract option
  • 1 lb waterfront BISTRO® small shrimp large shrimp, peeled and deveined,


  • Set the temperature to 400 degrees on the air fryer.
  • In a shallow bowl, season the flour. In a separate bowl combine bread crumbs and sweetened shredded coconut.
  • Place eggs in a third bowl and whisk together. TIP - for an added touch of sweetest add 1/4 teaspoon of coconut extract.
  • Working a few at a time, about a handful lightly toss the shrimp in the seasoned flour, then into the whisked eggs, and lastly the coconut mixture.
  • Place shrimp in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Bake shrimp for 10 to 12 minutes; until they are golden and cooked through. Work in batches as necessary, depending on the size of your air fryer.
  • Remove from the air fryer and serve shrimp with dipping sauce if you so desire.


Honey Sriracha Sauce recipe: combine 1 tablespoon of sriracha, 2 tablespoons of honey, 2 generous tablespoons of Signature SELECT® Sweet Chili Sauce, and 1/2 cup mayo + add a pinch of salt. Mix well in a small bowl and top with some freshly chopped cilantro.


Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 260mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg