These fantastically flavorful Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp are super crunchy thanks to a coconut and Panko breading! They're incredibly delicious and an amazing appetizer to have when entertaining or just whenever the craving for a crispy shrimp snack hits you!
Course: Air Fryer, Appetizer, Seafood, Snack
Keyword: Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp, air fryer recipes, appetizers, crispy coconut shrimp, seafood
2lbsjumbo shrimp(peeled and deveined, optional to remove tail)
1 1/2cupPanko breadcrumbs
1cupshredded unsweetened coconut
1dashWorcestershire sauce(to taste)
1dashTabasco sauce(to taste)
Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp
Set your dredging station up: Add eggs to one small bowl or shallow dish and beat he eggs until well combined. In a second bowl or shallow dish, combine the Panko breadcrumbs, shredded coconut, flour and seasoning (salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder).
Coat your peeled and de-veined thawed (if frozen) shrimp first in the beaten egg, then in the coconut breading mixture. Press the crumb mixture firmly onto all sides of your coated shrimp. Place breaded shrimp onto your air fryer racks (or basket) that have been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, leaving space between the shrimp so that they are not crowded.
Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C), place the drip pan in the bottom of the air fryer cooking chamber, and set your Instant Pot Vortex Plus to 12 minutes.
Your Vortex Plus will indicate when you are to add food, set your trays in the air fryer and cook until it indicates to turn food. Switch tray positions and continue to cook until the timer is complete. Remove shrimp and serve with dipping sauce.
For a basket air fryer, once your air fryer is preheated add the shrimp and cook in batches. Cook for 12 minutes, turning at the half way point. Remove the shrimp when done and serve.
In a small bowl, combine ketchup, horseradish, a dash of Worcestershire sauce, a dash of Tabasco sauce, and the juice from a squeezed lemon half. Taste and adjust as needed, then refrigerate to chill before serving.