These little gems are so good youíll make them over and over again!

The trick is to find the unsweetened coconut in your supermarket - it is often labeled as 'dessicated' or dried. Check the label and make sure sugar is not listed as an Ingredient. Mmmm, I love coconut!

The dipping sauce is amazing with these Coconut Shrimp as well as grilled chicken & fish!


  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup unsweetened dried coconut
  • 1 pound raw large shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails attached
  • lemon or lime wedges

For the Sauce

  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, these can be found in cans with the Mexican foods in most large grocery stores
  • 1/2 teaspoon adobo sauce from chipotle peppers
  • 2 tablespoons Crushed Pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice freshly squeezed
  • A pinch of salt


  • In a Food Processor, pulse all Sauce Ingredients until smooth.
  • Set aside in refrigerator until you are ready to serve. This can be done a day ahead.
  • Preheat air fryer as per directions - I used the 390 setting. If using convection toaster oven, preheat to 400 degrees.
  • Toss the cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and beaten egg white with the shrimp in a medium bowl until lightly coated. Place coconut in a second bowl.
  • Take each shrimp and dredge in the coconut, pressing gently to adhere.
  • Arrange in the air fryer basket. (or on Pam-sprayed baking sheet) and air fry or bake until golden, 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Serve with wedges of limes, lemons and the sauce on the side.
June 28, 2023
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