Crispy Coconut Shrimp Appetizer

If you’re looking to add a touch of tropical delight to your appetizer spread, look no further than our Crispy Coconut Shrimp. With a crisp, golden-brown coconut coating and succulent shrimp inside, this dish transports your taste buds straight to a beachside paradise.


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  1. Dry the shrimp with paper towels and season with paprika and salt.
  2. In separate bowls, place the flour, beaten eggs, and a mixture of shredded coconut and panko.
  3. Coat each shrimp with flour, then dip in the eggs, and finally, coat with the coconut-panko mixture, pressing gently to adhere.
  4. In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  5. Fry the coated shrimp in batches for 2-3 minutes per side, or until the coconut coating is golden and crispy.
  6. Place the fried shrimp on paper towels to drain excess oil.
  7. Serve warm with a tangy dipping sauce or a refreshing mango salsa.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Delight your senses with our Crispy Coconut Shrimp Appetizer – a tropical twist on a classic favorite.

Nutrition information: Calories: 240 | Total Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 120mg

Transform your appetizer table into a paradise of flavors with our Crispy Coconut Shrimp. The contrast of the crunchy coconut exterior and the succulent shrimp inside creates an irresistible combination. Whether you’re hosting a summer soirée or simply craving a taste of the tropics, these shrimp are sure to transport you to sandy shores and swaying palm trees. The careful blend of spices and the satisfying crispiness will make this dish an instant hit among your family and friends. So, gather around, dip these delectable shrimp in your favorite sauce, and let your taste buds embark on a mini vacation with each delightful bite.

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