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Game Night Bites 3-Ways: Coconut Shrimp

Get ready to impress your friends with these Game Night Bites: Coconut Shrimp! Crunchy, sweet, and oh-so-delicious, they'll be the star of your next gathering.

Tasty Team
May 04, 2023

Under 30 minutes

Game Night Bites 3-Ways: Coconut Shrimp

Under 30 minutes


for 4 servings

  • 1 lb large shrimp (455 g), peeled and deveined, tails on
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅓ cup all purpose flour (40 g)
  • ¾ cup full fat coconut milk (180 g)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs (125 g)
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flake (100 g)
  • 4 tablespoons fresh thyme leaf, divided. chopped
  • ½ cup coconut oil (120 mL), plus 2 tablespoons
  • sea salt, for garnish
  • sweet chili sauce, for serving
  • lemon wedge, for serving

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 783
  • Fat 50g
  • Carbs 52g
  • Fiber 12g
  • Sugar 19g
  • Protein 31g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss the shrimp with the salt, paprika, black pepper, garlic powder, and flour until well coated.
  3. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, egg, and lemon zest.
  4. In another medium bowl, combine the panko bread crumbs, coconut flakes, and 3 tablespoons thyme.
  5. Working 1 at a time, hold a shrimp by the tail and dip in the coconut milk mixture, then roll in the coconut panko mixture to coat. Set on the prepared baking sheet.
  6. In a 3-quart skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium heat until it reaches 375°F (190°C).
  7. Working 4–6 at a time, add the shrimp to the hot oil and fry on each side for 2 minutes, or until golden brown. Transfer the shrimp to a paper towel-lined plate and sprinkle with sea salt and the remaining tablespoon of thyme.
  8. Serve the shrimp with sweet chili sauce and lemon wedges.
  9. Enjoy!
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Game Night Bites 3-Ways: Coconut Shrimp