Sweet, tangy, and just a bit spicy – this is one of my favorite combinations. All these amazing flavors come together perfectly in Coconut Shrimp, a popular restaurant appetizer. Make this healthier version of Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp with your handy Air Fryer that bakes items with a fraction of the fat of frying.

Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

Air Fryer Cooking

An Air Fryer is a mini-convection oven. With an Air Fryer, foods get crispy on all sides, and this coconut shrimp is no exception.

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Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

Make this healthier version of the restaurant coconut shrimp appetizer. Your family will love the special treat.

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Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 16 oz large shrimp (about 16 to 20), peeled to the tail
  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ 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 and whisk.
  4. Add Panko, coconut, and seasonings to a separate bowl. Mix to combine.
  5. Pre-heat the air fryer to 400F.
  6. Dredge each shrimp first in the egg mixture, and finally press it into the breadcrumb-coconut mixture to coat all sides.
  7. Air-fry the shrimp for 5 minutes. Plan to make 2 batches.
  8. Enjoy!

For Dipping Sauce:

1/2 cup cherry or cranberry preserves

1 tsp chili powder

1/8 tsp red pepper.

Mix all to combine.

Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

Set the shrimp on a flat surface that is covered with paper towels.
Pat the shrimp dry.
Place the eggs in a shallow dish and whisk.
Add Panko, coconut, and seasonings to 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.
Bake shrimp for 5 minutes. Plan to make two batches.

Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

Serve shrimp with dipping sauce.

Weight Watchers Freestyle – 5 points each serving of shrimp. Dipping sauce – 1 pt per tablespoon.

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