Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Chili Dip
These Whole30 and Paleo Coconut Shrimp are so tasty and take less than 30 minutes to make! The shrimp are coated in shredded coconut and pan fried until crunchy on the outside. They are served with a homemade sweet chili sauce that is perfect for dipping! This recipe is Whole30, Paleo, SCD legal and Grain Free.
These Whole30 coconut shrimp are golden and perfectly crunchy. The shredded coconut really coats the shrimp well even after cooking and doesn’t fall off like some healthy versions of breaded food. This dish really comes down to the quality of shrimp you use, so go bigger if you can, you won’t regret it. The shrimp also reheat well, so make extra and add leftover into a salad the next day.
While the sweet chili sauce isn’t mandatory, it takes less than 10 minutes to make and really adds a nice kick of spice and flavour to the shrimp. Feel free to add more red chili depending on how spicy you like your food. Be sure to save any leftovers, this sauce will last for up to 4 days in the fridge and is a great dip to serve with chicken or fish too!
Here are a few other shrimp recipes that you will enjoy:
- Jalapeno “Cheese” Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
- Spicy Shrimp Tacos
- Shrimp, Zucchini & Asparagus Skewers
- Citrus, Fennel, Avocado & Shrimp Salad
- Shrimp Burgers
If you make this recipe let me know in the comment section below, I would love to hear what you think or take a photo and tag me (@everylastbite_) on Instagram, I love seeing your photos!
Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Chili Sauce
- 16-20 large shrimp peeled and deveined
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
Sweet Chili Sauce
- 2 medjool dates (or 2 tbsp honey if not Whole30)
- 1 inch ginger
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 fresno pepper
- To make the sweet chili sauce, in a blender or NutriBullet container combine the medjool dates, ginger, garlic, vinegar, water and Fresno chili pepper and blend until smooth. Pour into a sauce pan on medium heat and leave to simmer for 5 minutes until it begins to thicken. Once it has thickened remove from the heat and allow to cool.
- Toss the shrimp with the coconut flour, ensuring that they are all coated on both sides.
- In a bowl whisk together the two eggs. Add the shredded coconut to a plate along with the chili powder, salt and pepper and stir to mix. Working in batches, dip the shrimp into the bowl of egg and then place the shrimp on the plate and spoon the shredded coconut overtop. Press down on the shrimp to ensure the coating sticks on all sides.
- In a non stick skillet on medium high heat, melt the coconut oil. Once hot, work in batches to cook the shrimp for 3 minutes per side until golden in colour. If the skillet begins to smoke, clean out any excess coconut in between cooking batches.
- Serve the cooked shrimp with the sweet chili sauce on the side for dipping. Garnish with optional chopped scallions if desired.
- Follow the recipe above to the end of step 3. Arrange the coconut shrimp in the airfryer basket and lightly spay them with cooking oil spray. Cook at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes before flipping, lightly spraying and cooking for another 5 minutes on the other side.
Can this recipe work with an air fryer?
I havent tried it but i think it would work well with a few sprays of oil
I just tried this recipe on a frying pan and it was amazing!! And so is the sauce. I did add a little lemon juice and a little honey to the sauce and less red pepper. My husband loved it. Amazing!! Thank you
Do you have nutritional information on your recipes? I can’t seem to find it.
Yum! My red chili was pretty hot, so I added some SCD yogurt & lime juice and turned the dipping sauce into a dressing. It was a perfect Coconut Shrimp Salad
Can you provide the nutritional information?
Can you bake these? If so how long on what temp?
Tried this last night and it was a big hit with everyone who liked shrimp! Although my shredded shrimp was much longer so the result was chaotic-looking suns, especially because I also took all the tails off before cooking (I hate trying to look reasonable at the table while wrestling to get all the shrimp without eating shell). But delicious none the less. I also left the sauce as is and the table brainstormed what else they’d like to try it on. A success for sure! Thanks!
I meant shredded coconut, not shredded shrimp. Sigh.