This Crispy Coconut Shrimp is Paleo and Keto Friendly

Breaded and fried shrimp is delicious, don't get us wrong, but deep-frying is not always the best strategy when you're looking to improve your health and lose weight.

This crispy shrimp is breaded in coconut flour and unsweetened shredded coconut before being baked in the oven. (Image: Adobe Stock/FomaA)

Cue this recipe for Paleo-friendly crispy coconut shrimp, which contains just 207 calories and 10 grams of total fat per serving, plus 13 grams of protein to keep you feeling satiated.

Paleo Coconut Shrimp

Swapping out regular flour & bread crumbs for coconut flour & shredded coconut seriously amps the flavor of this dish (🎥 via Mixed Makeup) Recipe:

Posted by LIVESTRONG.COM on Sunday, February 12, 2017

What's the secret? The shrimp is coated in egg whites and then breaded in a mix of coconut flour and unsweetened shredded coconut. It's baked in a hot oven until golden brown and crispy on the exterior, and perfectly cooked on the interior.

If you don't mind a bit of unrefined sugar, go ahead and serve the shrimp with an apricot and white wine vinegar dipping sauce. If you're following the keto diet, forego the apricot dipping sauce and serve the crispy shrimp with Chili-Lime Avocado Oil Mayo from Primal Kitchen instead.

Recipe and Nutritional Info: Coconut Shrimp

Load Comments

Copyright © 2019 Leaf Group Ltd. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the LIVESTRONG.COM Terms of Use , Privacy Policy and Copyright Policy . The material appearing on LIVESTRONG.COM is for educational use only. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. LIVESTRONG is a registered trademark of the LIVESTRONG Foundation. The LIVESTRONG Foundation and LIVESTRONG.COM do not endorse any of the products or services that are advertised on the web site. Moreover, we do not select every advertiser or advertisement that appears on the web site-many of the advertisements are served by third party advertising companies.