Coconut shrimp come out great in the air fryer, and are served with a simple spicy honey-lime dip.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir together flour and pepper in shallow dish. Lightly beat eggs in a second shallow dish. Stir together coconut and panko in a third shallow dish. Hold each shrimp by the tail, dredge in flour mixture, and shake off excess. Then dip floured shrimp in egg, and allow any excess to drip off. Finally, dredge in coconut mixture, pressing to adhere. Place on a plate. Coat shrimp well with cooking spray.

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  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place 1/2 the shrimp in the air fryer and cook about 3 minutes. Turn shrimp over and continue cooking until golden, about 3 minutes more. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Repeat with remaining shrimp.

  • Meanwhile, whisk together honey, lime juice, and serrano chile in small bowl for the dip.

  • Sprinkle fried shrimp with cilantro and serve with dip.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute the serrano chile with 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper.

Editor's Note:

This recipe calls for about 24 shrimp.

Nutrition Facts

236 calories; protein 13.8g 28% DV; carbohydrates 27.6g 9% DV; fat 9.1g 14% DV; cholesterol 147.1mg 49% DV; sodium 316.4mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2020
Great recipe! My spouse liked it so much, he even complimented me. Only change made was that I refrigerated for an hour after breading and then sprayed with oil and cooked. From experience, this allows the breading to dry and adhere. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/15/2020
I don’t know if it was my air fryer but I had to double the cooking time (6 min each side) bc the shrimps were not cooked enough. Sprinkled shrimp with sea salt and pepper then put in bridge about 30 min before air frying. Easy recipe. Was a bit bland. My kid liked it. Read More
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2020
Really good recipe! I didnt make the dipping sauce, but it turns out that i didnt need it. It was good by itself. I will definitely be putting this recipe in my dinner rotation, especially since my toddler loved it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2020
Made it for super bowl party and everyone loved it. The only thing I did different was to make a mango dipping sauce instead of the honey and lime, but will try that one next time. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
06/14/2020
I don’t know if it was my air fryer but I had to double the cooking time (6 min each side) bc the shrimps were not cooked enough. Sprinkled shrimp with sea salt and pepper then put in bridge about 30 min before air frying. Easy recipe. Was a bit bland. My kid liked it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2019
Quick easy and tasty. Did not make any changes and none are needed. The only thing I did different was to make my own dipping sauce which is a Pina Colada sauce. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2020
Super good! Easy to make! The honey sauce is a bit to thin for me with those measurements. Next time I think I ll try less lime but I also used honey straight from a bee farm. So maybe that s why the consistency was like that! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2020
I was a bit skeptical but this turned out wonderful. I didn t make the dip since we made tacos with the shrimp. Great dinner with a 5 star rating from my husband (who reserves five star rating for the best of the best!). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2020
I followed the recipe exactly and it came out perfectly. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2020
Great recipe! My spouse liked it so much, he even complimented me. Only change made was that I refrigerated for an hour after breading and then sprayed with oil and cooked. From experience, this allows the breading to dry and adhere. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2019
10.16.19 What a good recipe, liked everything about it. Have been trying to use my air fryer more, and this recipe’s a keeper. Nice break from traditional deep-fried coconut shrimp, and they cooked perfectly at a total of 6 minutes. The shrimp had nice presentation, were crispy with a very tender bite, and I wouldn’t change a thing in this recipe. I didn’t use the dipping sauce this time, rather used a thin-downed version of Bahamian Marmalade Barbecue Sauce, another recipe on this site. Recipes like this are making me an air fryer convert! Thanks for sharing your recipe. Read More
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