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Oven baked coconut shrimp

Delicious oven baked coconut shrimp - so much more healthier than frying!!
Course Appetizer, Main
Cuisine Jamaican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 357kcal
Author Charla


  • 400 g of jumbo shrimp prawns, raw and devained
  • 2 large eggs

For the coating

  • 1 cup of shredded coconut
  • ½ cup of tapioca starch
  • cup of almond meal
  • ½ tsp himalayan pink salt

For the seasoning

  • 3 tsp of mixed herbs see notes in post
  • 2 tsp of black pepper
  • 2 tsp of paprika
  • 2 tsp of garlic granules or powder
  • tsp cayenne pepper
  • dipping sauce of your choice
  • melted coconut oil


  • Preheat the oven to 180c
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Pour the coconut and almond meal onto the parchment paper, mix them together creating an even layer where possible.
  • Toast the coconut-almond mixture for 3-4 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Once toasted mix again so the darken coconut parts are evenly mixed with the lighter almond meal.
  • Re-use the same parchment paper for the shrimp but brush the paper with some of the melted coconut oil (don't worry if it turns solid, it will melt in the oven)
  • Place the shrimp, the tapioca starch, eggs (cracked), and coating in separate bowls side by side in that order.
  • Mix the seasoning together then evenly distribute, adding an even portion to the shrimp, use your hands to work the rub into the shrimp. Then add an even portion to the tapioca starch and to the bowl with the coating (breading)
  • Add the himalayan pink salt to the bowl with the coating.
  • One by one, dredge each shrimp in tapioca starch, then dip into the egg and then finally roll in the breading (coconut mixture).
  • Place the dredged shrimp onto the baking tray with a gap in between each shrimp.
  • Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes until the shrimp are pink and the exterior slightly more golden in colour.
  • Serve with dipping of your choice or with oven baked fries.


Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 334mg | Sodium: 1160mg | Potassium: 240mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 637IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 185mg | Iron: 4mg