Our crispy easy coconut shrimp recipe is a fantastic appetizer we can eat every day. Crispy and crunchy on the outside with the sweet shrimp on the inside is a popular appetizer for parties, holidays and game day.Easy Baked Coconut Shrimp Recipe on plate

Quick and Easy Coconut Shrimp Recipe

A platter of this will make you the best host/hostess ever. Choose the bigger shrimp if you can because the bite of big shrimp really makes this recipe for coconut shrimp delicious. Sure, you can use the smaller shrimp but the ratio of coconut to shrimp is higher. We prefer bigger bites of sweet shrimp. A platter of these beauties are perfect for Game Day, Tailgating, Parties or Summer Gatherings. Anytime you want an appetizer that is like a meal, this is it.

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Awesome Coconut Shrimp Orange Soy Dip

Our orange soy dipping sauce is a combination of savory, sweet and tangy. It’s not overly sweet but you can definitely adjust the sweetness levels to your liking. This is one of those great seafood appetizers that pairs well with champagne or any bubbly. White wines such as Chardonnay or Sauvignon blanc is great to accompany this elegant appetizer. Don’t be mis-led by the fancy look of this dish and think it’s complicated. It’s totally easy to make a huge batch and make a ton of hungry people happy! More great Appetizer Recipes Here and Cocktail Recipes Here.

Can You Freeze Coconut Shrimp?

Yes, you totally can freeze coconut shrimp after it’s cooked. Just make sure to let it completely cool, then freeze. When ready to serve, allow it to thaw in the fridge for a few hours. Re-heat in the pre-heated oven at 350F for about 10 minutes or until it’s to your desired texture. Larger shrimp takes more time to reheat. Or you can reheat in the air fryer at 360F for about 5 minutes, or until the shrimp is heated your desired texture.

Holding Baked Coconut Shrimp Recipe

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Coconut Shrimp with Orange Soy  Dipping Sauce

These shrimp are baked, but you can fry them in oil instead of baking them for a crispier texture. Or if you don’t want to fry but still want a slightly crispy texture, spray the both sides of the coated shrimp with cooking spray before baking them.
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For the Shrimp:

  • 1 pound (454 g) large shrimp , peeled and deveined
  • kosher salt , to taste
  • fresh ground black pepper , to taste
  • 1/3 cup (42 g) all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) garlic powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup (45 g) sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup (55 g) bread crumbs

For the Dipping Sauce:


  • Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet pan with foil or parchment.
  • Rinse and pat dry the shrimp. Season all sides of shrimp with paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • You’ll need 3 small bowls: In first bowl, add the flour. In second bowl, whisk together eggs. In third bowl combine coconut flakes and bread crumbs.
    Coat shrimp in flour mixture, then dip in egg mixture, then coat the shrimp with the coconut/bread crumb mixture. Place shrimp on prepared baking sheet. Repeat coating process on all the shrimp.
  • Bake the shrimp for about 15-20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. Shrimp vary in size so cooking times will vary.  If needed, turn the shrimp for more even coloring after baking for 10 minutes
  • For the Dipping Sauce: Whisk together the all of the dipping sauce ingredients (marmalade, chili garlic sauce, rice vinegar, and soy sauce) until smooth. Set aside until ready to serve with the coconut shrimp.


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 228kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 245mg, Sodium: 897mg, Potassium: 131mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 160IU, Vitamin C: 3.7mg, Calcium: 139mg, Iron: 2.8mg

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