Coconut Shrimp with Creamy Dipping Sauce


Our creamy, slightly spicy sauce pairs perfectly with this crispy coconut shrimp. The unsweetened coconut flakes get crunchy in the oven for the fried taste you love without the oily mess, plus they're better for you, too.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
8 servings


  • cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 pound large shrimp (21-25 count), peeled and deveined, tails intact

  • cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Combine flour, garlic powder and ginger in a shallow dish. Beat eggs in another shallow dish. Combine coconut and salt in a third shallow dish.

  3. Butterfly each shrimp by cutting halfway through the back and stopping at the tail, so that the tail stands up. Coat the shrimp in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess. Dip in the egg and let any excess drip off. Then coat with the coconut, leaving the tail uncoated. Place the shrimp, with the tail standing up, on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until the shrimp are cooked through and the coconut starts to brown, about 10 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, combine yogurt, chili sauce and cilantro in a small bowl. Serve the shrimp with the yogurt sauce for dipping.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

155 Calories
7g Fat
7g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 3 shrimp and 1 tablespoon sauce
Calories 155
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 17g 33%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 139mg 46%
Vitamin A 58IU 1%
Folate 15mcg 4%
Sodium 245mg 11%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 1mg 5%
Magnesium 24mg 6%
Potassium 167mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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