Coconut Shrimp

6 Servings Calories per serving 466, Total Fat 40.8g, Carbs 6g, Net Carbs 3.8g, Fiber 2.2g, Protein 19.2g.

Ingredients for the Coconut Shrimp

  • Oil For Frying
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded Coconut
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened flaked Coconut
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened Coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left on

For the Aioli

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce, such as Huy Fong Foods Brand
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 Teaspoon red pepper flakes

To make The coconut shrimp

  1. In a large pot, heat 2 inches of oil to 350f for deep-frying.
  2. In a medium bowl, thoroughly mix together the shredded coconut, flaked coconut, coconut milk, mayonnaise, egg yolks, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  3. Using 1 to 2 tablespoons of batter, carefully form it around each shrimp, leaving the tail exposed
  4. Immediately drop the battered shrimp into the preheated oil. Repeat with 2 to 3 shrimp. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes, until golden brown.
  5. Remove the shrimp from oil. Set aside to cool on a paper-towel-lined plate. Repeat the process with remaining shrimp.

To make the aioli

  1. in a small bowl, thoroughly combine the mayonnaise, chili sauce, lime juice, and red pepper flakes
  2. Serve Immediately with the Coconut Shrimp.

* Using an air fryer to cook your shrimp can save you 100 calories per serving!