Keto Coconut Shrimp

Keto Coconut Shrimp

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Crispy keto coconut shrimp with a sweet coconut flavor in every bite. Pan fried just like the original recipe I combine pork rind breadcrumbs with shredded coconut to created the perfect breading the entire family will love. You, your family, or friends will love this knockout recipe as an appetizer or healthy dinner option!

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This recipe is perfect for anyone on keto, Now, the Red Lobster coconut shrimp is not. The reason is not only the breading they use but they also use sweetened coconut. The combination of these two things keeps the carbs way too high in the recipe. Luckily, you’ve found me!

Can I Use The Air Fryer Instead Of Pan Frying

This I have not tested. Due to the ingredients in the recipe air frying should be just fine. You may or may not get the golden color but they will still be crispy due to the pork rind breadcrumbs. If you do test them in the air fryer post your experience below.

How To Fry Shrimp

This is the key and most important part of the recipe. If the oil is too hot they will burn faster than you can pick up something to flip them with. Keep the heat between medium/high. Also shrimp cook extremely fast. When you place them in the frying pan be prepared to flip them within the first minute of them cooking. Lift them up to see if the breading is golden and that side is pink then flip. You’ll cook this entire recipe in about 5 minutes. It takes shrimp no time to fry.

Keto Coconut Shrimp

How To Make Keto Coconut Shrimp

First, thaw shrimp. Then, dry shrimp by placing them between sheets of paper towel to remove excess water. This is a crucial step don’t skip it!

On the side, mix breading together. Combine pork rind breadcrumbs, unsweetened coconut, granulated sweetener, salt and pepper. In a another bowl combine beaten eggs and coconut extract.

Turn on frying pan to medium high heat and add enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan. I used avocado oil in the recipe. Throughout the cooking continue to monitor the heat of the oil.

Place a shrimp into the egg then into the breadcrumb mix. Add into the heated oil and it should start frying immediately. Do not crowd the pan! Shrimp is full of water which is why I say squeeze the excess out. Crowding the pan will cause so much water to release the heat of the oil will slam down and they will stop frying. None will be crispy and they’ll be soggy, you don’t want that!

Watch the the edges for browning. When the crust looks golden the shrimp will already be pink so flip them and cook the other side. Remove the shrimp. To keep things quick and smooth I say bread all the shrimp ahead of time. If not you’ll have to play hot and cold with your oil because the shrimp cooks so fast.

Best Pork Rind Breadcrumbs

I use to make my own breadcrumbs by blasting them in the food processor. Finally, I have a brand that I can trust because they cook the pork rinds in their own fat. Pork king breadcrumbs are really fine are unseasoned with a neutral taste. Highly recommend!

Helpful Recipe Tips

  • Watch the oil, if the oil gets too hot you will burn the crust and you won’t have the golden look you see in the photos. Having the heat around a medium/high heat is perfect.
  • Bread all shrimp before cooking, this will make things go super smooth because the shrimp cook super fast. You’ll be finish cooking in 5 minutes.
  • Can I sub pork rinds for almond flour, yes you can but the shrimp may not be crispy at all. Trust me the shrimp don’t taste like pork rinds.
  • Air fryer instructions, as mentioned above I have not made them in the air fryer. If using breadcrumbs they should still be tasty and come out crispy. For reference, I’d start with 350ºF at 3-5 minutes each side.

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Keto Coconut Shrimp

Keto Coconut Shrimp

Crispy keto coconut shrimp with a sweet coconut flavor in every bite. Pan fried just like the original recipe I combine pork rind breadcrumbs with shredded coconut to created the perfect breading the entire family will love. You, your family, or friends will love this knockout recipe as an appetizer or healthy dinner option!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 371.7 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 6 ounces raw peeled deveined shrimp
  • 1/2 cup pork king breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sweetener
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract

Instructions
 

  • Thaw shrimp. Then place shrimp between paper towels and press excess water out. You need to do this before frying to keep excess water from coming out during the frying process.
  • Combine breadcrumbs, shredded coconut, salt, pepper and granulated sweetener
  • In a bowl beat 2 eggs and add cocnut extract
  • Prep all shrimp by dipping in egg wash then into breadcrumb mix
  • In a frying pan heat oil to medium high, do not have oil too hot. If it's too hot the breading will burn immediatly.
  • Place shrimp in and space them out, don't crowd the pan. By the time you place them all down it should be time to flip them. This is how fast this recipe cooks. Check for a golden color of course and pink tails.
  • For doneness, if the heat is the right temperature by the time the crust is golden the shrimp will be fully cooked.
  • Remove from oil when golden then serve.

Notes

Best Pork Rind Breadcrumbs

I use to make my own breadcrumbs by blasting them in the food processor. Finally, I have a brand that I can trust because they cook the pork rinds in their own fat. Pork king breadcrumbs are really fine are unseasoned with a neutral taste. Highly recommend!

Helpful Recipe Tips

  • Watch the oil, if the oil gets too hot you will burn the crust and you won't have the golden look you see in the photos. Having the heat around a medium/high heat is perfect.
  • Bread all shrimp before cooking, this will make things go super smooth because the shrimp cook super fast. You'll be finish cooking in 5 minutes.
  • Can I sub pork rinds for almond flour, yes you can but the shrimp may not be crispy at all. Trust me the shrimp don't taste like pork rinds.
  • Air fryer instructions, as mentioned above I have not made them in the air fryer. If using breadcrumbs they should still be tasty and come out crispy. For reference, I'd start with 350ºF at 3-5 minutes each side.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Keto Coconut Shrimp
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 371.7 Calories from Fat 221
% Daily Value*
Fat 24.6g38%
Saturated Fat 14.2g89%
Cholesterol 348.4mg116%
Sodium 550.5mg24%
Carbohydrates 5.3g2%
Fiber 3.3g14%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 34.8g70%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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