Published Feb 21st
Prep 30m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 45m
Servings 6 servings Calories 235.6

Coconut shrimp come out great in the air fryer, and are served with a simple spicy honey-lime dip.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened flaked coconut
  • ⅓ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 12 ounces uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • cooking spray
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 1 serrano chile, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Stir together flour and pepper in shallow dish. Lightly beat eggs in a second shallow dish. Stir together coconut and panko in a third shallow dish. Hold each shrimp by the tail, dredge in flour mixture, and shake off excess. Then dip floured shrimp in egg, and allow any excess to drip off. Finally, dredge in coconut mixture, pressing to adhere. Place on a plate. Coat shrimp well with cooking spray.
  2. 2 Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place 1/2 the shrimp in the air fryer and cook about 3 minutes. Turn shrimp over and continue cooking until golden, about 3 minutes more. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Repeat with remaining shrimp.
  3. 3 Meanwhile, whisk together honey, lime juice, and serrano chile in small bowl for the dip.
  4. 4 Sprinkle fried shrimp with cilantro and serve with dip.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 235.6
  • Carbohydrate 27.6 g
  • Cholesterol 147.1 mg
  • Fat 9.1 g
  • Fiber 2.2 g
  • Protein 13.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 6.6 g
  • Sodium 316.4 mg
  • Sugar 12.7 g

Chef's Notes

You can substitute the serrano chile with 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper; This recipe calls for about 24 shrimp.


  1. Christine Redding Jan 17, 2022 10:29 PM
    A little too bland needs something to zip it up, cooking temp was to high I turned it down to 375. This is an add on comment
  2. Christine Redding Jan 17, 2022 10:25 PM
    This was very bland and cooking it at 3 min is too much .Needs more flavor in the recipe bc the dip does take away the flavor of the shrimp Two minutes worked better to fry it in.
  3. I think this recipe is good and it bring a new flavor to the shrimp dishes! Overall I would to Recommend to eat this during dinner and lunch. Love It!
  4. Very bland. Sauce is not very good.
  5. It was great but the sauce was to thin
  6. I don’t know if it was my air fryer but I had to double the cooking time (6 min each side) bc the shrimps were not cooked enough. Sprinkled shrimp with sea salt and pepper then put in bridge about 30 min before air frying. Easy recipe. Was a bit bland. My kid liked it.
  7. Really good recipe! I didnt make the dipping sauce, but it turns out that i didnt need it. It was good by itself. I will definitely be putting this recipe in my dinner rotation, especially since my toddler loved it.
  8. Made it for super bowl party and everyone loved it. The only thing I did different was to make a mango dipping sauce instead of the honey and lime, but will try that one next time.
  9. I was a bit skeptical but this turned out wonderful. I didn t make the dip since we made tacos with the shrimp. Great dinner with a 5 star rating from my husband (who reserves five star rating for the best of the best!).
  10. Super good! Easy to make! The honey sauce is a bit to thin for me with those measurements. Next time I think I ll try less lime but I also used honey straight from a bee farm. So maybe that s why the consistency was like that!