Crispy Coconut Shrimp | Tropical Seafood

Coconut shrimp is a delightful tropical dish that will transport your taste buds to a sunny beach paradise. This recipe combines the crispy goodness of perfectly fried shrimp with the exotic flavors of coconut, making it a favorite among seafood enthusiasts. Whether you’re hosting a summer luau or simply craving a taste of the tropics, these Crispy Coconut Shrimp will not disappoint.


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


  1. Start by patting the shrimp dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture.
  2. In a shallow dish, mix together the shredded coconut and panko breadcrumbs.
  3. In another dish, whisk the eggs with salt, pepper, and paprika.
  4. Dredge each shrimp in flour, dip in the egg mixture, and coat with the coconut-breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere.
  5. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. Fry the coated shrimp for 2-3 minutes per side, or until they are golden brown and crispy.
  7. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and place them on paper towels to drain any excess oil.
  8. Serve your Crispy Coconut Shrimp with a side of sweet chili sauce or mango salsa for a tropical twist.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

These Crispy Coconut Shrimp are a taste of the tropics with their crispy coating and tender, succulent shrimp inside. Perfect for parties or as an appetizer!

Nutrition: (Per Serving) Calories: 320 | Protein: 22g | Carbohydrates: 20g | Fat: 18g | Fiber: 2g

Transport your taste buds to a tropical paradise with these Crispy Coconut Shrimp. The combination of crunchy coconut and succulent shrimp is a match made in heaven. Whether you’re planning a beach-themed party or simply want to enjoy a taste of the tropics at home, this recipe will satisfy your cravings. The crispy exterior gives way to tender, juicy shrimp, and the hint of coconut adds a delightful twist. Serve them with a dipping sauce of your choice, and watch them disappear in no time. Make a batch of Crispy Coconut Shrimp today and bring the flavors of the tropics to your table.