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Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

If you want to take your mouth on a quick vacation to Hawaii, look no further than this recipe for crispy coconut shrimp. I love making this recipe with a side of peppers – either mini sweet or Shishito peppers.

Putting coconut-panko coated shrimp in the airfryer
Crispy coconut shrimp!

Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

Yield: 4 Servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes


1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons paprika

2 large eggs

2/3 cup coconut flakes

1/3 cup unseasoned Panko

10 ounces peeled, deveined raw shrimp (about 20 shrimp)

1/3 cup Thai sweet chili sauce

How to Make It

  1. Mix together flour and paprika in a shallow bowl. Beat eggs in a second shallow bowl. Combine food-processed coconut flakes and Panko in a third shallow bowl.
  2. Take each peeled, detailed shrimp and coat in flour, dip in egg, and cover with coconut-panko mixture.
  3. Place shrimp into air fryer basket, making sure not to overlap shrimp. Cook at 400°F until golden for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  4. Repeat with remaining shrimp.
  5. Serve with Thai sweet chili sauce.


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