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Healthy Coconut Shrimp with Orange Dipping Sauce in a yellow bowl in the middle of a blue speckled platter.
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Crispy Baked Coconut Shrimp with Spicy Orange Dipping Sauce

A delicious appetizer or main dish is this Crispy Baked Coconut Shrimp with Spicy Orange Dipping Sauce is always a favorite! Baked and not fried makes this a healthy option for a Game Day snack or family dinner.  A tasty dipping sauce of Thai Chili Sauce and Orange Marmalade make an easy dipping sauce that I use as a sauce for so many foods.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 431kcal
Author Eileen xo

Ingredients

Baked Coconut Shrimp

Spicy Dipping Sauce

  • cup Thai sweet chili sauce
  • ¼ cup orange or apricot marmalade
  • ½ teaspoon sambal oelek

Instructions

Prepare the Coconut Shrimp

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Place oven rack in center of oven.
  • Rinse the shrimp and pat dry, set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the coconut flour, garlic powder, onion powder, ground black pepper and salt.
  • In a second bowl, whisk the egg and coconut milk to mix well.
  • In a third bowl, combine the Panko bread crumbs and sweetened coconut flakes to combine well.
  • On a large baking sheet, spray the non stick cooking spray to cover the pan. Dip each piece of shrimp, first in the flour mix, then egg wash, shake off excess egg wash. Then put shrimp into the coconut mixture to coat well with the coconut/Panko mix. Then place the shrimp onto the coated cookie sheet. 
  • Once all the shrimp are on the sheet pan, give the top of the shrimp a quick spray with the non-stick cooking spray.  Place the cookie sheet on the center rack of oven and cook between 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the size of the shrimp and serve with dipping sauce below.

Spicy Orange Dipping Sauce

  • Combine and mix well the Thai Sweet Chili Sauce, marmalade of choice, and sambal oelek. Keep refrigerated until ready to use. Adjust spice to your liking

Notes

  • Using coconut flour is great for a low-carb diet. You can use all-purpose flour if you are not gluten-free or on a low-carb meal plan.
  • I prefer coconut milk to extend the coconut flavor. You can use low-fat milk or buttermilk with the eggs for the egg wash.
  • Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and portion sizes
 

Nutrition

Serving: 5shrimp | Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 332mg | Sodium: 1400mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 5.6mg | Calcium: 217mg | Iron: 3.7mg