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Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp Recipe

Today's air fryer coconut shrimp recipe is a 25-minute homemade guide to a golden crispy and outstandingly tasty delicacy that can rival the restaurant's version.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 222kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 9 oz raw shrimp peeled and deveined, tails on, equals 18 oz whole
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup plain panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 medium egg beaten
  • 1 tbsp Japanese mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Heinz's ketchup
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped


  • In a mixing bowl, combine 9 oz peeled and deveined shrimp with 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, and 1/2 tsp garlic powder. Marinate well.
  • On a large plate, mix 1/4 cup plain panko breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup desiccated coconut, and 1 tsp canola oil. Prepare two other plates of 1 tbsp flour and 1 beaten egg.
  • Dredge the shrimp in flour and shake off excess.
  • Dip the floured shrimp in the beaten egg.
  • Bread the shrimp in the panko-coconut coating. Repeat the coating steps with the remaining shrimp.
  • Transfer the breaded shrimp to the frying basket in the air fryer. Arrange them in a single layer and fry at 370℉ for 12 minutes. No need to flip halfway.
  • In the meantime, make the dipping sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together 1 tbsp mayonnaise and 2 tbsp ketchup.
  • Garnish the coconut shrimp with 2 tbsp chopped parsley.
  • Portion out the coconut shrimp and serve hot with the mayo-ketchup sauce on the side.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 251mg | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 402mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 352IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1mg