Monday, January 17, 2011

Baked Coconut Shrimp

A baked version of a fried favorite. Great for toddlers, to put beside an icepack in a lunchbox, or as an adult appetizer. These are dead easy, nutritious and delicious. I've included a recipe for a dipping sauce that I made at the same time to go with them as well as a pic of Luc's lunch today featuring this shrimp (cut up). It was a HUGE hit with lots of "mmmmm" sounds coming from the direction of the high chair. I made the amount for two toddler servings...but I ate the rest of them....

Baked Coconut Shrimp

-10 large shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails off if it's easier for your toddler)
-1/4 cup unsweetened finely shredded coconut
-2/3 cup panko bread crumbs
-pepper, to taste
-salt, to taste (optional)
-1 egg white

 Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and smear lightly with olive oil or spray with cooking spray. 

 Season shrimp with salt and pepper, if using. In a bag, combine coconut and panko (alternatively, place on a pie plate). In a small bowl, beat egg white until it gets a little frothy. 

Dip shrimp in egg white, letting the excess fall back into the bowl and place in the bag. Shake until well coated with panko and coconut (I did five at a time, which worked well). Once shrimp are well coated, shake off excess and place on baking sheet. 

Bake in preheated oven 4-5 minutes per side, turning once. 

Makes 2 toddler servings.

Marmalade Dipping Sauce

-1 tbsp marmalade
-1/2 tsp honey
-1/4 tsp prepared mustard
-1/4 tsp water

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl, microwave 15 seconds on high, and mix again until well combined. Serve with Baked Coconut Shrimp. 


  1. Yum.. I'm trying to find ways to incorporate new proteins so this looks perfect.. did you use uncooked shrimp?

  2. Yes, I used uncooked frozen shrimp that I thawed. Mine needed to be peeled and deveined, but you could buy the ones that already are. Because shrimp take so little time to cook, they would become overcooked if you used pre-cooked shrimp for this recipe. If you try them, let me know how this recipe works out for you!

  3. These shrimp look amazing & I love that they are baked :)
    Cookin' Canuck and I are in week 3 of Get Grillin’ and would love to have you join us. Please link up to 3 entree recipes including this dish. Doing so will qualify you to enter our Ild De France Cheese giveaway. It's also a way to share your amazing recipes with all of us.


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