Baked Coconut Shrimp with Pineapple Sauce

I love the big succulent coconut shrimp found at a popular restaurant. Unfortunately, due to health reasons I can't indulge in that shrimp anymore. I created a recipe that satisfies my craving and tastes just as indulgent, but without the guilt! Can be served as an entree or as an appetizer.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
16 shrimp


Coconut Shrimp:

  • ½ cup cornstarch

  • 3 egg whites

  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract

  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs

  • 1 cup flaked unsweetened coconut

  • 2 (1 gram) packets sucralose sweetener

  • 16 large shrimp - peeled, deveined, and butterflied with tails on

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • cooking spray

Pineapple Sauce:

  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice

  • ½ teaspoon chili garlic sauce

  • 1 (1 gram) packet sucralose sweetener

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Place cornstarch in a small bowl. Beat egg whites and coconut extract in a second bowl with a fork until almost forming peaks. Mix bread crumbs, coconut, and sucralose in a third bowl.

  3. Dredge shrimp, one at a time, in cornstarch, then in the egg mixture, and finally in the bread crumb mixture. Place the breaded shrimp on a plate; season with salt and pepper. Spray both sides of shrimp with cooking spray and place on a nonstick baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven, about 10 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking time.

  5. Meanwhile, combine canned pineapple, chili garlic sauce, and sucralose in a food processor or blender. Blend until completely smooth; season with salt and pepper. Serve shrimp with dipping sauce immediately after baking.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

490 Calories
24g Fat
56g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 490
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 116mg 39%
Sodium 516mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 7mg 34%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 384mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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