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Air-Fryer Coconut Shrimp Recipe Is the Party-Perfect Appetizer You’ve Been Looking For

Crispy, golden, and deliciously indulgent, our air-fryer coconut shrimp recipe is a must-try for any seafood lover. Picture succulent shrimp wrapped in a sweet, crunchy coconut crust, perfectly cooked without all that extra oil from deep frying. And for a little extra pizzazz, we mix in a bit of Old Bay seasoning into the batter. So whether you’re hosting a summer party, need a quick weeknight dinner or just want a special treat, this recipe is sure to impress.

That tropical flavor pairs deliciously with sweet chili sauce. You can buy it bottled from the grocery store or make your own. It’s simple to do: Just bring 1⁄3 cup water, 1⁄4 cup rice vinegar, 2 Tbs. each honey and ketchup, 1 tsp. each minced garlic, grated ginger and soy sauce, and 3⁄4 tsp. red pepper flakes to a simmer. Whisk 11⁄2 tsp. cornstarch and 1 Tbs. water; stir in. Cook for 2 minutes, then enjoy! Or for a creamy dip, opt for this Bang Bang Sauce.

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Yields

8 serving

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut, chopped
  • 2/3 cup seasoned panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp. less-sodium Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 cup baking mix, such as Bisquick
  • 1 egg
  • 1 lb. peeled, deveined jumbo shrimp

Instructions

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Heat 7-qt. air fryer to air-fry at 325°F. Coat basket with cooking spray. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. In medium bowl, combine coconut, panko breadcrumbs and Old Bay seasoning. In separate bowl, stir together 2/3 cup baking mix, egg and 1/3 cup water.

Place remaining 1/3 cup baking mix in separate bowl; add shrimp. Toss until coated; dip in egg mixture, then coconut mixture. Transfer to baking sheet. In batches, place shrimp in single layer in air-fryer basket. Air-fry until crisp and golden, 5–6 min. per batch.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 170 kcal
  • Fat: 5 gram
  • Saturated Fat: 4 gram
  • Protein: 10 gram
  • Carbohydrate: 19 gram
  • Fiber: 2 gram
  • Cholesterol: 95 mg
  • Sugar: 5 gram
  • Sodium: 520 mg

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