Crispy Coconut Shrimp: Tropical Appetizer

Dive into the flavors of the tropics with our mouthwatering Crispy Coconut Shrimp. This delightful appetizer will transport your taste buds to a sun-soaked beach. With a crispy coconut coating and a hint of sweetness, it’s the perfect dish to kick off a tropical-themed dinner or enjoy as a snack.


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Sweet chili sauce for dipping


  1. In a bowl, combine shredded coconut and panko breadcrumbs.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Dip each shrimp into the flour mixture, then into the beaten eggs, and finally into the coconut-breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the coated shrimp until golden brown and crispy, about 2-3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.
  5. Serve the Crispy Coconut Shrimp hot with sweet chili sauce for dipping.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Crispy Coconut Shrimp is a tropical delight that’s easy to make and even easier to enjoy. These crunchy, succulent shrimp are perfect for any occasion, from appetizers to beachside feasts.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 345
  • Protein: 21g
  • Carbohydrates: 26g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Fiber: 3g

So, the next time you want to add a taste of the tropics to your menu, don’t forget to make these Crispy Coconut Shrimp. Your guests will be transported to an island paradise with every delicious bite. Enjoy!