Easy Air Fried Coconut Shrimp
No need to deep fry to achieve the crispy texture of coconut shrimp that you crave! Frozen Colossal shrimp are air fried with minimal prep work until golden brown and crunchy for a healthier recipe that doesn’t sacrifice texture.
Why We Love This Air Fried Coconut Shrimp Recipe!
No need to deep fry to achieve the crispy texture of coconut shrimp that you crave. Frozen Colossal shrimp are air fried with minimal prep work until golden brown and crunchy for a healthier recipe that doesn’t sacrifice texture.
Why Use An Air Fryer?
The air fryer is the perfect kitchen gadget for anyone who loves the flavor of fried food but wants to eat healthy. Air circulates as food cooks in the basket of the air fryer, creating a crispy outside and tender, moist center. The best part of air frying is that you don’t have to deal with messy oil and food often cooks quicker using the air fryer.
Are Shrimp Good In An Air Fryer?
Shrimp is ideal for air frying because you can fit plenty in the basket and it cooks up quick, in about 12 minutes for frozen colossal shrimp. That means you’ll spend less time cooking and more time enjoying this delicious recipe. Depending on the size of your air fryer, this recipe can be made in one or two batches. It is important to leave some space between shrimp for air to circulate.
Learn About Our Colossal Shrimp!
Here at Sizzlefish, our colossal shrimp are wild caught off the gulf of California. The shrimp is already peeled and deveined. Wild caught shrimp are an excellent source of iodine, essential for heart and thyroid function. Our shrimp are also a high in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Extra-large shrimp like colossal can be enjoyed as an appetizer or make a protein-packed meal served with a side of vegetables of rice.
2 portions Sizzlefish colossal shrimp
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
Cooking oil spray
2 tbsp chopped green onion
Sweet Thai chili sauce for serving
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, optional
Remove any pieces of ice from shrimp and discard. Beat eggs in a small bowl. Combine coconut flakes, panko breadcrumbs, flour, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper in a second bowl.
Dip each piece of shrimp in egg holding onto the tail. Next, dip in coconut mixture and use opposite hand to press coating onto shrimp.
Place in basket of air fryer and mist with cooking oil spray.
Air fry at 370ºF for 10-12 minutes. Repeat with remaining shrimp.
Serve hot garnished with green onion and serve alongside Thai chili sauce for dipping.
Another terrific part of this recipe is there is no thawing required. That’s right, the shrimp is dredged in a coconut panko breadcrumb coating and air fried from frozen. While it is perfectly fine to use thawed shrimp in this recipe, cooking shrimp from frozen eliminates the wait time of thawing, meaning you can grab a package of shrimp and make it whenever a craving strikes.
- Serving Size
- 1lb of Shrimp
- per serving
- 42 grams
- 28 grams
- 60 grams