Baked Coconut Shrimp

Everyone loves coconut shrimp. Especially here in America. Shrimp are the most consumed seafood in the U.S. and when you add coconut and fry the little gems, they become the one seafood even self-proclaimed I-don’t-like-seafood people will eat. Even kids like coconut shrimp! But, I’m not a fan of frying foods on a regular basis so I bake them … and they’re just as lovely only sans the grease. Best thing about this recipe, there’s absolutely nothing complicated and it can be done in less than 30 minutes. So give it a whirl … your arteries will thank you 😉

2 lbs jumbo (21-25 per pound) shrimp, peeled and deveined, preferably tail on
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup Panko crumbs
4-5 egg whites
¼ cup milk
Salt and pepper to taste

Rinse shrimp and set aside. Combine dry ingredients in one bowl, wet in the another. Spray baking sheet with nonstick spray or line with parchment paper. Dip shrimp into egg mixture, then into dry coating evenly. Place on baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Done. serve with your favorite dipping sauce or simply as is.

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