Serve up this Air Fryer Red Lobster Copycat Coconut Shrimp for dinner tonight. Crunchy and perfectly cooked battered shrimp. It will leave you feeling satisfied for your seafood fix.
While I love dining out, I will say sometimes it is nice to get your favorite recipes at home. That is why I created this Red Lobster Coconut Shrimp Recipe. It is my husbands favorite and he was craving it!
Red Lobster Copycat Coconut Shrimp made in the air fryer
There is something about a battered shrimp that wins us over. That crunchy coating that has a hint of sweetness from the coconut. It is hard to stop eating this!
What Size Shrimp To Use For Coconut Shrimp
I find using a larger shrimp is best. You get a more even coating of the breading mixture and it is a nice ratio of breading to shrimp flavor. Large or jumbo both work great. But if all you have is smaller shrimp you can use that as well.
Depending on the size of the shrimp you have will change the cooking time. So make sure to cook until your shrimp are cooked through.
What To Dip Coconut Shrimp In
Red Lobster is known for its Parrot Bay Dipping sauce to go with the coconut shrimp. You could make that or reach for a classic cocktail sauce or even lemon butter for dipping.
What I love about making this at home is you make it the exact way you and your family enjoy it so pair with any dip you want.
What to Serve With Coconut Shrimp
- Cheddar biscuits
- Fried rice
- Squash salad or cold salad
What I have found is shrimp is versatile so have fun and pair with any side dish you want!
Can I Freeze Coconut Shrimp
If you want to meal prep and have it for another meal you sure can. Cook accordingly and allow to cool a bit. Then transfer to an airtight freezer container and freeze for up to 3 months.
When ready to eat pull right from freezer and heat in the oven or even air fryer and cook until shrimp is warmed through.
Does Coconut Shrimp Store Well
You will find this shrimp is best when served fresh. But if you have some leftover just reheat the next day.
Shrimp can become a bit rubbery as it sits so you will find it is best when served day one.
If you do want to reheat I find placing it in the oven to warm up offers a better texture than nuking it in the microwave for a few seconds. The oven gives you a crispier texture, whereas the microwave will be softer.
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The Best Coconut Shrimp
If you consider yourself a fan of seafood this coconut shrimp will be such a treat. While we don’t make seafood all that often, when we do it is such a treat.
Let me know what you think about this Red Lobster Coconut Shrimp Recipe!
- 1 Pound large shrimp
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 cup flour
- 2 eggs
- Olive oil cooking spray
- Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees
- Mix together panko and coconut
- Whisk 2 eggs
- First Dip each shrimp in flour
- Next dip in egg
- Last dip in panko coconut mix
- continue doing this until all shrimp are coated
- Place in a single layer in your air fryer
- Spray lightly with cooking oil spray
- Cook for 5 minutes then flip over shrimp
- Cook for 5 more minutes or until golden brown on each side
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 346Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 222mgSodium: 912mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 24g