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Coconut Shrimp

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: crispy shrimp, shrimp nugget
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Nami
Succulent shrimp with a golden crunchy panko and coconut shell, these delicious Baked Coconut Shrimp could easily be your family's favorite finger food! Don't forget the Thai chili sauce for dipping.


  • 1 lb shrimp (1 lb = 22 medium/large pieces) (peeled and deveined)
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour (plain flour)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 large eggs
  • Thai sweet chili sauce (to serve, see Notes for homemade recipe)
  • 1 bunch cilantro (optional)


  1. Gather all the ingredients. Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and preheat the oven to 400F (200C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

    Coconut Shrimp Ingredients
  2. Combine the panko and oil in a frying pan and toast over medium heat until golden brown (about 2 minutes).
    Coconut Shrimp 1
  3. Transfer panko into a shallow dish and allow to cool, then combine with shredded coconut.
    Coconut Shrimp 2
  4. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the shrimp.
    Coconut Shrimp 3
  5. Add paprika in the flour and mix together. Whisk eggs in a shallow bowl until foamy.
    Coconut Shrimp 4
  6. Dredge each shrimp in the flour to coat completely and pat off the excess flour. Then dip into the beaten egg and finally coat with the toasted panko/coconut mixture. Press panko/coconut flakes on the shrimp to make sure they adhere.
    Coconut Shrimp 5
  7. Place shrimp in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet and bake, turning once, until coconut is golden and shrimp are cooked through, about 15 to 17 minutes.
    Coconut Shrimp 6
  8. Add chopped cilantro in the sweet chili sauce and serve with coconut shrimp.
    Coconut Shrimp 7

Recipe Notes

Thai sweet chili sauce: Homemade recipe, click here.


Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook. All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without my permission. If you’d like to share this recipe on your site, please re-write the recipe and link to this post as the original source. Thank you.