Baked Coconut Shrimp with Spicy Honey Drizzle

in Appetizers, Sides, Snacks

Coconut shrimp always reminds me of Outback Steakhouse.

And bloomin’ onion appetizers.

And steaks that are super fatty that come with those weird wooden handle steak knives that are–for some reason–rounded? Can you tell I grew up in the 90s…and deep in the suburbs?! That stuff was awesome.

This recipe comes from two of my favorite food and real life friends, Jenny Park and Teri Lyn Fisher who both just launched (as in today!! hello!! visit!!) their new blog called, Spoon Fork Bacon.

Teri takes the pretty pictures and Jenny makes and food styles all the recipes. They’re both super talented and make everything pretty and delicious. So when I saw this coconut shrimp recipe on their blog (I got a sneak peak a few weeks ago!), I knew I needed to make it…stat.

Since I hate dealing with frying/hot oil, I decided to bake them…that just makes life easier, doesn’t it?

Get your assembly line situation in tact.

There will be a flour/cayenne/garlic powder plate. A beaten egg bowl. And lastly, the almond meal (which I left out because I’m bad at writing grocery lists), shredded coconut and panko bread crumbs.

When that’s all good to go…

Get yo shrimp!! Sprinkle with some salt and pepper and do a toss around action.

Next up…drop one of those dudes in the flour. He looks so lonely and swallowed by the flour, doesn’t he?! It’s sad…

Wait, no it’s not. I’m just being dramatic because I’ve too many glasses of wine.

I digress…

After it’s coated in the flour, move it to the egg…

Then to the coconut mixture. After it’s all coated, transfer it to a baking sheet. Line ‘em up!

They look so uniform and military-like, don’t they?!

Stick that baking sheet in a pre-heated oven and bake them for about 15-20 minutes.

While they’re doing their job, mix up that chili sauce, honey drizzle situation. It’s glorious. I don’t have a picture because I might’ve poured honey all over my kitchen floor. BUT it doesn’t matter ’cause it’s mad easy. Just chili sauce into some honey.

And when they come out of the oven…you’re gonna eat them. All. By yourself. And not share.

#becausewhynot?



Baked Coconut Shrimp with Spicy Honey Drizzle

Coconut Shrimp Recipe tweaked from Spoon Fork Bacon

Sauce recipe from Spoon Fork Bacon

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Coconut Shrimp:
12 tiger shrimp, cleaned and peeled with tails intact
3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup almond meal
2 tablespoons Panko breadcrumbs
salt and pepper to taste

Spicy Honey Drizzle:
2/3 cup honey
2 Tablespoons fresh chili sauce (such as Sambal)
sea salt to taste

Directions:
1. Pre-heat oven to 450F. Line a baking sheet with parchment and spray with PAM (or grease with a little vegetable oil using a paper towel).
2. In a small bowl, season the shrimp with salt and pepper.
3. In a shallow dish combine flour, garlic powder and cayenne pepper. In another shallow dish, gently toss together the coconut, almond meal and breadcrumbs.
4. Dredge shrimp in the flour mixture and shake off any excess flour.
5. Then dip each shrimp into the beaten eggs, followed by the coconut mixture.
6. Shake off any excess coconut transfer your prepared baking sheet and transfer to pre-heated oven.
7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. If you want them to be more golden brown, transfer to top rack and broil for 2 minutes. (Keep an eye on it!)
10. For the honey drizzle: Place all ingredients into a small ramekin and mix.
11. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with warm shrimp.

{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessica @ How Sweet August 22, 2011 at 11:07 am

holy cow. feed me this please.

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Chris @ TheKeenanCookBook August 22, 2011 at 12:29 pm

These look amazing! And I like they are baked instead of fried, because that instantly makes them healthier and means I can eat more, right?

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Greg August 22, 2011 at 4:59 pm

That’s exactly what it means. ;)

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fashionablecollections August 22, 2011 at 1:50 pm
France August 22, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Coconut shrimp are my favorite way of eating them and like you I really don’t like deep frying anything. It’s messy and fattening. But these look amazing!

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Tina August 22, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Frying is way too messy for me. I love that these are baked. And better for you!!

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Jessica August 22, 2011 at 4:57 pm

I laughed outloud about the rounded steak knives! Totally like hotel steak knives. Good recipe.

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Bev Weidner August 22, 2011 at 6:09 pm

I have just died and gone to baked coconut shrimp with spicy honey drizzle heaven. It’s nice here!

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Teri Lyn Fisher August 22, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Thank you Adrianna! Your photos look really good. :) <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

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Adrianna August 22, 2011 at 7:51 pm

LOVES YOU!!!

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Stacey! August 22, 2011 at 9:18 pm

Um, dinner tonight? Yes and please. I need any excuse to buy giant fresh Gulf shrimpies. Also, love the wine blogging.

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Stacey! August 24, 2011 at 1:55 pm

I wanted to follow up… I made this for dinner last night, and it was flawless! I left out the almond meal as well. I’m super excited and can’t wait to make it again! Thanks so much for posting this recipe. The breading of things intimidates the heck out of me, and this couldn’t have been easier or more delicious.

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Adrianna August 24, 2011 at 5:33 pm

YAY! FYI most breading situations are super easy. The zucchini fries are super similar. Breeze city!

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Jen of My Tiny Oven August 22, 2011 at 9:30 pm

I love coconut shrimp! These look amazing! The honey drizzle snagged me right away! YUM!

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Andrea L. Arnold August 23, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Great idea! I love coconut shrimp but hate fried food – the is a wise solution! Thanks!

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Amy @ A Little Nosh August 23, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Just pinned this. I think I’m going to make it with fish and see how it turns out. THanks!

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Allison August 24, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Oh goodness this looks like heaven! I shouldn’t be reading at lunch time!!

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Keith August 28, 2011 at 11:18 pm

Going to try this tonight. Yum!

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Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles August 30, 2011 at 1:00 am

I have a weak spot for coconut shrimp, but have never attempted to make it at home. Mostly because I don’t want to fry shrimp. I love that this is baked. Thanks for sharing!

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Juliane October 8, 2011 at 11:47 pm

This used to be my fave starter at outback!!! thanks for posting this, so gonna make this tomozza. Gonna use apricot jam/vinegar/ginger dip instead of honey I think. Ill make sumfink up.

xx

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Marijn October 9, 2011 at 3:14 pm

This recipe is great. The simple honey & sambal is amazing.

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Becky January 9, 2012 at 10:05 pm

recipe saved to my recipe box! thanks so much this looks yummy. :)

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Sarah Bryan December 4, 2012 at 10:51 am

Oh my goodness, my mom will absolutely die when I get up the courage to try out this recipe and share it with her. She’s a coconut shrimp fanatic, and I don’t think she’s ever once tried to make them at home. If I can master this (and make them look as deliciously fantastic as you did…), I may prove to her once and for all that I can actually cook. =)

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Vanessa December 17, 2012 at 11:57 am

I think I’ve made 3 of your recipes this week alone, and am not much for commenting on food blogs but this was so brilliant I cannot thank you enough! My dip was sriracha based and I swear I could have eaten this till there were no prawns left in the whole world. Thank you so much!

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Adrianna December 17, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Oh yay! That’s so good to hear. Love!

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Jennay November 19, 2013 at 12:52 pm

I couldn’t find tiger shrimp so I bought the largest, fresh, shrimp that the seafood section at the grocery store had. They are gray/raw which look completely different than your pinkish color shrimp that you started with. Do you think these are okay to use and do you think the cook time would be the same? Thanks!

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Adrianna Adarme November 19, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Yes, those should work! They should be the same cooking time.

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