Coconut-Crusted Shrimp

by Khushboo on October 20, 2014

Hey guys!  Hope your weekend was a good one!  After much debate & then seeing a friend’s iPhone 6 on Thursday night, I finally decided to go for gold.  I haven’t played around with it yet, but just based on looks, it’s one heck of a sexy phone!  I should be getting it within the next few days so till then, I’m trying to get all the backing up done.  To avoid cluttering up my new phone while making the switch, I did a massive up of my photo gallery over the weekend.  Aside from freeing up plenty of space, it’s been another reminder that I am truly a hoarder- there’s absolutely no reason to store 5 shots of a salad, with the fork placement being the only difference.  On the bright side, I’ve come across so many photos & meals which I made in the past and forgot about….like Coconut-Crusted Shrimp.

Coconut-Crusted Shrimp

This recipe came about during my Whole30 stint, which now seems like a distant memory!! Although my recent consumption of legumes and oatmeal are enough reasons for me to stay far from a diet as restrictive or as similar to Paleo, those 30 days definitely got my creative juices flowing.  Despite so many off-limit, I still managed to eat delicious food on the Whole30….and dishes that I still continue to eat today.  The only difference is that they’re probably complemented with a side of peanut butter, brown rice or hummus #SorryImNotSorry.

Coconut-Crusted Shrimp Close Up

While I don’t tend to make formal meal plans, I sure plan on making Coconut-Crusted Shrimp at some point this week for dinner…and you should to: 

Coconut-Crusted Shrimp
Serves 2
A low-carb, Paleo-friendly & Whole30-approved recipe for coconutty shrimp
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 18-20 medium shrimp, peeled & deveined
  2. 2 egg whites
  3. ½ teaspoon paprika
  4. ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  5. ½ teaspoon salt
  6. ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  7. 2 teaspoons extra virgin coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Beat egg whites with spices.
  2. Dip a piece of shrimp in egg white mixture & then coat with coconut flakes. Gently press on all sides & set aside on a plate. Repeat with remaining pieces of shrimp. Let the shrimp sit for at 10-15 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place the shrimp in the skillet & fry for 2 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
  4. Lightly sprinkle with salt & serve with your choice of dippers.
Notes
  1. i) Ideal dippers include sweet chilli sauce, Sriracha or honey mustard.
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As these Coconut-Crusted Shrimp are pretty flavorful on their own, even something as simple as sweet chili sauce, Sriracha or honey mustard would be an ideal dipper.  

What’s on your meal plan this week? 

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Shashi @ RunninSrilankan October 20, 2014 at 2:12 pm

So far, I have been living upto my rep of planning not to plan as far as meal prep is concerned – however, the lure of just winging it is too strong to uphold when you throw these shrimp at me! Khushboo – these are so easy and so quick! I sure am glad you are a photo hoarder and came across this so you can share it with us!
Hope your week is wonderful!

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Khushboo October 21, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Aww thanks Shashi, I hope you & your daughter enjoy these 😀

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Arman @ thebigmansworld October 20, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Love shrimp and love the coconut coating- reminds me of a deep fried version they have at this restaurant here. So good!

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Khushboo October 21, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Mmm those little buggers are addictive once you start!

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Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets October 20, 2014 at 4:30 pm

I love the wooden trivet, platter, starburst plate thing-a-ma-bobby you have the shrimp on. It’s gorgeous, and I like your changes to the whole 30. 😉

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Khushboo October 21, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Hahaha I don’t even know what to call it, but thank you :)!

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Tara @ Sweat like a Pig October 20, 2014 at 4:48 pm

I have never made shrimp myself, can you believe it?!

I usually take 4-5 pictures of all my meals, so my phone gallery would look super weird to an outsider!

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Khushboo October 21, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Whaaat- you gotta make them tonight….they’re possibly the easiest protein to cook up (and quickest)!

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Jess October 20, 2014 at 5:17 pm

Looks so good! I love shrimp! I am jealous of your new phone.

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Khushboo October 21, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Thanks Jess!

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Lucie@FitSwissChick October 20, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Oh yumm! I made this recipe with chicken, also MONTHS ago (if not years, lol)! I need to recreate it and i think I go with yours, the shrimp version!

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Khushboo October 21, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Mmm and I will have to recreate this using chicken instead next time 🙂

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Alyssa @ The Healthy RD October 20, 2014 at 8:11 pm

I’m a huge picture hoarder too. I have so many GIFs and memes and cat pictures because I just never know when I’ll need them 😉

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Khushboo October 21, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Agreed…there’s always that lingering ‘what if’!

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Jen @ Chase the Red Grape October 20, 2014 at 8:19 pm

I recently had a clear out of my phone pics too – I couldn’t believe how many pics I had of the same food dish! And as you said, the only difference was where the fork was!

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Khushboo October 21, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Haha glad I’m not the only one :)!

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles October 20, 2014 at 8:29 pm

I love coconut crusted shrimp! I love the idea of a healthy version at home. I’ve had my phone for about 2 weeks and I’m already at nearly 200 pictures…oops?

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Khushboo October 21, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Haha it’s only going to multiply with each day 😀

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Linda @ The Fitty October 20, 2014 at 9:36 pm

I think the coconut rust is way better than the traditional low carb almond flour crust. Shrimps and coconut…yum!

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Khushboo October 21, 2014 at 2:46 pm

I’ve never tried cooking with almond flour but I do love using flaked almonds instead of breadcrumbs as a crust!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 20, 2014 at 10:30 pm

I need this right now. I just got back in town and I am starving for some real home-cooked food!

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Khushboo October 21, 2014 at 2:47 pm

I feel you- as delicious as holiday eats can be, there’s only so much you can take at a stretch!

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Nikhita October 20, 2014 at 11:27 pm

I love you recipes Khushboo! I can usually make them with whatever I have around the house! While I’m not paleo or low carb by any means, I LOVE shrimp! The ones in Thai restaurants are always gross and fried and this seems so delicious Can’t wait to try!

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Khushboo October 21, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Ah your comment made my day, thanks Nikhita! Let me know how you like these 🙂

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Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen October 21, 2014 at 3:42 am

I’ve never eaten/made coconut shrimp before, but I’m pretty sure I would love this!

I have a massive number of food pictures on my phone too. I really need to clean it out because I’m sure I’m going to run out of room soon!

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Khushboo October 21, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Give this a shot- I love the combo of shrimp with coconut!

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Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness October 21, 2014 at 6:35 pm

“there’s absolutely no reason to store 5 shots of a salad, with the fork placement being the only difference.” HAHA! I have soo many photos exactly like that. I’m getting the gold 6 in a couple days too! I’m so excited! Also- coconut shrimp = all sorts of awesomeness. these look amazing!

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Khushboo October 23, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Holla to matchy-matchy phones 😉

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Brittany October 22, 2014 at 8:59 am

Ugh…I keep reading amazing posts about the iPhone…I’m tempted…

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Khushboo October 23, 2014 at 12:57 pm

DO IT 😀

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