Healthy Coconut Shrimp

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Ready In:
48-60 shrimp


  • butter-flavored cooking spray
  • 13 cup cornstarch
  • 12 - 1 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup shredded coconut flakes
  • 1 12 lbs large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined,rinsed and patted dry


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Spray a large baking sheet with butter flavored cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl combine cornstarch, pepper and salt.
  • In a small microwave safe dish heat up honey approximately 30-45 seconds.
  • Add lime juice to honey and stir.
  • Slowly add in egg whites and continue to stir.
  • Place coconut in a thin layer on a pie plate or other relatively flat dish.
  • Take each shrimp and first dip it into cornstarch mixture then in egg white mixture and finally roll in the coconut.
  • Then place on the baking sheet.
  • Lightly spray with cooking spray and bake 10-15 minutes or until shrimp is pink and the coconut is lightly toasted.

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  1. Fantastic!! It's a little pokey to dip/coat all the shrimp, but totally worth it. Completely delicious - thanks for a great recipe!!
  2. I am sorry to give a low review, especially after seeing that several others had great success with this recipe. Coconut Shrimp is normally a favorite dish in my house, so I was eager to try this healthier baked version. I had trouble getting the coconut to stick properly and I also ran out of coconut before I was even halfway through dipping the shrimp. The recipe only calls for 1 cup for 1 1/2 pounds of shrimp. I checked the shrimp at the 10 minute mark and they were already getting a bit too dark, so I pulled them out. The shrimp themselves were cooked nicely, but the flavor of the coating just didn't work out for us.
  3. These were great! I served them with spicy mango chutney and a strawberry salad on the side..yummy!
  4. YUMMY! These were so delicious!! I mixed strawberry preserves with lime juice, heated it up, and used it as a dip for these sweet shrimp!
  5. AWESOME! and so healthy too! dbf loved them--we'll def make again!


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