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Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

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Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 49 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 218kcal

Ingredients:

  • 12 shrimp wild caught, XL
  • 0.33 c cassava flour
  • 2 eggs large, beaten
  • 0.50 c shredded coconut unsweetened
  • 1 limes cut into wedges
  • 1 tbsp olive oil for brushing the basket

Tropical Dipping Sauce

Instructions:

  • Wash the shrimp and devein them. Make small slits in the belly of the shrimps, so they don’t curl when cooked. 
  • Place cassava flour on a plate, eggs in a shallow bowl, and shredded coconut on another plate. Dredge shrimp in the flour, dip in the egg and roll and coat with the shredded coconut. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the air fryer 360°F. 
  • Brush the basket with olive oil. Place 6 shrimps in the basket, in a single layer, and set the timer for 7 minutes
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring pineapple juice to boil and then simmer on low heat, until it’s reduced to half. Add the rest of the dipping sauce ingredients and stir well. Take the pan off the heat and set aside.
  • When the timer goes off, take the shrimp out and cover on a plate. Put the rest of the shrimp in the basket and cook for 7 minutes. When the timer goes off, squeeze some lime juice on the shrimp, serve immediately with the Tropical Dipping Sauce. 
  • P.S. This recipe works well with chicken tenders too. Flatten out chicken tenderloins or cut breast in3” wide strips to dredge and cook per instructions. 

Notes

"If you DO NOT have an air fryer...
While I don’t state this in the book, these recipes are totally adaptable for making them in your oven
– regular and convection. So, to achieve the optimized result of crispy and airy texture, you have to
place the food on a wired rack so there’s air flow all around the food. Just place a cookie sheet at the
bottom of the oven to catch any oils or food particles that drop from the food. Also, you will have to
adjust the oven temperature and check for doneness. A convection oven will cook faster since the
hot air will circulate, like the air fryer."

Nutrition

Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 537mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2mg
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