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Mexican Coconut Shrimp

Mexican Coconut Shrimp is a delightfully tasty option in the kitchen.

Perfectly crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and infused with the tropical goodness of coconut, this dish is a crowd-pleaser if you’re having guests. Why not try out this tasty coconut shrimp recipe!

Key Takeaways

  • Ideal for seafood lovers and those seeking a taste of Mexico’s coastal cuisine.
  • Estimated Duration: 30 minutes
  • Nutrition Facts: A good source of protein and healthy fats, with a hint of sweetness from coconut.

About This Recipe

Our Mexican Coconut Shrimp combines the richness of succulent shrimp with the exotic twist of shredded coconut. It’s a dish that brings the vibrant flavors of Mexican coastal regions straight to your kitchen.

Equipment Required

  1. Frying pan
  2. Mixing bowls
  3. Tongs
  4. Paper towels
  5. Plate


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Prep Shrimp: Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels.
  2. Coating Station: Set up a coating station with separate bowls for flour, beaten eggs, and shredded coconut.
  3. Season Flour: Mix flour with garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  4. Coat Shrimp: Dredge each shrimp in flour, dip in beaten eggs, then coat with shredded coconut.
  5. Fry: Heat vegetable oil in a pan. Fry shrimp until golden brown and crispy, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  6. Drain and Serve: Place fried shrimp on paper towels to drain excess oil. Serve hot.

Side Dishes

Pair these delicious coconut shrimp with a zesty mango salsa or a tangy cilantro-lime dip for an extra burst of flavor. Enjoy a

Storage Options

Best enjoyed fresh, but you can store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the oven for that crispy texture.

Ingredient Substitutes

  • Shrimp: Substitute with chicken strips for a different twist.
  • Coconut: Try panko breadcrumbs for a nutty alternative.

Alternatives to This Meal

For a lighter option, grill the shrimp instead of frying. Serve over a bed of fresh greens for a coconut shrimp salad. Tacos de Ceviche Recipe, Tostada de Camarones Enchipotlados or Easy Taco de Camarones Recipe may be good alternatives.


Indulge in the taste of Mexico with our Mexican Coconut Shrimp – a dish that brings the seaside flavors to your table. Quick, easy, and bursting with tropical goodness, it’s a must-try for any home chef. ¡Buen provecho!