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Gluten-Free Coconut Shrimp

Gluten-Free Coconut Shrimp is perfect for as an appetizer or as a main course. Slightly sweet, salty and crunchy. Easy and cheaper to make than restaurants.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Shrimp
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 325kcal


  • 3 lbs raw peeled shrimp
  • 2/4 cups desiccated coconut
  • 1 1/4 cup cassava flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1/2 cup Canned unsweetened full fat coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil


  • If you have raw shrimp that you need to peel you will also need to devein them. To devein them make a slit down the back of the shrimp and remove the dark vein.
  • First, in a bowl combine shredded coconut,  cassava flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder.
  • In a separate bowl combine beaten coconut milk and lemon juice (let sit 5 minutes).
  • Next beat eggs into the coconut milk with lemon juice.
  • Working in batches place 5-8 shrimp into the buttermilk mixture, once shrimp is coated dip into the flour mixture.
  • Then repeat.

Directions For Frying:

  • You can fry up on the stovetop in a frying pan or use a wok. Using wax paper line a half sheet pan to place coated shrimp on and line a second cookie sheet for the cooked shrimp. I used a Wok because I feel it takes less oil. If you have an electric Wok turn it on to high or tempura.
  • Place 6 – 10 shrimp in a wok at a time.
  • Fry shrimp up approximately 2 minutes per side.
  • Do not overload the wok.
  • Once all the shrimp is cooked allow to cool slightly.


Nutrition Facts
Servings 8.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories 325
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16 g 24 %
Saturated Fat 7 g 37 %
Monounsaturated Fat 6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 307 mg 102 %
Sodium 993 mg 41 %
Potassium 40 mg 1 %
Total Carbohydrate 19 g 6 %
Dietary Fiber 3 g 10 %
Sugars 2 g  
Protein 44 g 89 %
Vitamin A 9 %
Vitamin C 12 %
Calcium 13 %
Iron 32 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.