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Healthy Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Chili Sauce – Gluten-free | Air Fryer | Oven

  • Author: Nancylynn
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 11 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Seafood
  • Method: Air Fryer | Oven
  • Cuisine: Asian

Description

This Healthy Coconut Shrimp Recipe can easily be made in the Air Fryer or in the Oven and it’s DELISH with some homemade Sweet Chili Sauce.   It’s easily gluten free and perfect for the 21 Day Fix and Weight Watchers!


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Ingredients

Coconut Shrimp 

1 lb large shrimp 18-20 count (I like tail on for presentation, but tail off works ok!)

½ cup gluten free or whole wheat panko if not GF

½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut

4 tsp raw sugar (optional but gives the coconut a sweeter taste)

pinch of salt

2 T gluten free flour or whole wheat flour if not GF

1 egg and 1 egg white

salt

cooking oil spray

Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

2 cloves of garlic minced

1 T minced or grated ginger

5 T white wine vinegar

2 T plus 2 tsp maple syrup or honey (or I love to do half and half)

2 T coconut aminos

¼½ tsp chili paste (sambal oelek)

1 tsp arrowroot or cornstarch (or sub GF flour)


Instructions

Sweet Chili Sauce:

Place all the sauce ingredients into a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until the sauce begins to bubble and just begins to thicken (about 2-3 minutes). Remove from heat and cool – it will continue to thicken.  I like to serve it cold from the fridge!

Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp:

Preheat air fryer to 375°F.

Combine coconut flakes, panko crumbs, sugar and salt in a bowl.

Place the flour in a small bowl. Whisk egg in another bowl.

Dip the shrimp in the flour, shaking off excess, then into the egg, then in the coconut crumb mixture.

Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray and spray the shrimp, as well.  Cook the shrimp, in batches, 4 minutes on one side, turn cook 2 minutes (6 min total). Repeat with the remaining shrimp. Serve with dipping sauce.

Oven Coconut Shrimp:  

Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine coconut flakes, panko crumbs, sugar and salt in a bowl.

Place the flour in a small bowl. Whisk egg in another bowl.

Dip the shrimp in the flour, shaking off excess, then into the egg, then in the coconut crumb mixture.

Lay shrimp on the cookie sheet then spray the top of the shrimp with cooking spray; bake in the middle rack for about 10 minutes. Turn shrimp over then cook another 6-7 minutes or until cooked though. Remove from oven and serve with dipping sauce.


Notes

21 Day Fix Containers – 1 Red, 1 Orange, 1/4 Yellow per serving

Weight Watchers FS Points – 8 per serving (includes dipping sauce – it’s 6 points without)


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 pound (4-5 shrimp) 2 T dipping sauce

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