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Coconut Shrimp in Your Air Fryer

You can make coconut shrimp that is just as tasty as what you order in a restaurant at home in your air fryer. It's easy to do.

This is my low-carb, keto-friendly recipe for coconut shrimp in your air fryer. Make it for a main dish or appetizer.

How to Make Coconut Shrimp in Your Air Fryer

This is my low-carb, keto-friendly recipe for coconut shrimp in your air fryer. Make it for a main dish or appetizer.

This recipe is made to be low-carb and keto-friendly because I like to eat a lot of shrimp and don't want to feel guilty about it. You can easily adapt this recipe to a standard recipe by using all-purpose flour in place of the coconut flour and replacing the crushed pork rinds with panko bread crumbs.

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Just what you want-succulent shrimp coated in a golden, crispy crust with a hint of tropical sweetness, all while being guilt-free and waistline-friendly. That's what this coconut shrimp recipe brings to the table, or shall I say, to your plate!

Crispy: The air fryer works its magic by giving your coconut shrimp a satisfying crunch without the excess grease. You'll experience that perfect bite every time.

Low Carb Indulgence: If you're watching your carbs or following a keto lifestyle, this recipe is your golden ticket. Say goodbye to traditional bread crumbs and flour. We're turning to pork rinds and coconut flour to keep those carbs in check. You can easily make this a traditional recipe by substituting Panko bread crumbs for the pork rinds and all-purpose flour for the coconut flour.

Flavor Fiesta: The combination of coconut and shrimp is like a party in your mouth. The coconut flour adds a delicate sweetness while the pork rinds provide a savory balance, creating a symphony of flavors you won't be able to resist.  Add the flavorful spice mix and you'll have party in your mouth.

Other Appetizers to Serve with Coconut Shrimp

Here are some favorites.

Crispy Chicken Wings, an air fryer recipe.
Clam Dip with chips and crackers.
Parmesan Pigs in a Puff Pastry Blanket, a special twist on an old favorite appetizer.
Caramelized Onion Dip with chips and crackers.  This dip is a party pleaser.
Crunchy Crab Cakes, a make-ahead appetizer.

How to Make Coconut Shrimp Video

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use pre-cooked shrimp for this recipe?
No, I don't recommend using precooked shrimp.

Can I make these ahead of time?
A: Absolutely! You can coat the shrimp ahead of time and store them in the fridge until you're ready to air fry.

What dipping sauces do you recommend?
A: The possibilities are endless! I like to serve my coconut shrimp with a choice of sauces. Purchase a Thai chili sauce in the Asian foods section of your grocery store. It will be a little sweet with a little heat. This will not be a low-carb sauce.

The other sauce I like is just a mixture of mayonnaise and sriracha sauce. The amounts are just to your taste. This is a low-carb sauce option. 

Try a zesty citrus sauce, a creamy garlic aioli, or even a tangy mango chutney. Get creative and let your taste buds guide you.

Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp (Low-Carb and Keto-Friendly)

seafood appetizer, shrimp appetizer, low carb appetizer
Yield: 4 servings
Author: Donna Urso
Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

This is a low-carb, keto-friendly recipe for coconut shrimp in your air fryer. Make it for a main dish or appetizer.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 15 MinInactive time: 30 MinTotal time: 55 Min


Seasoning Mix


  1. Thaw your shrimp and remove the shells. Leave the tails on if you like.
  2. Combine the ingredients for the seasoning mix. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the breading. Mix the coconut flour with one teaspoon of the seasoning mix. Set aside. Mix the pork rinds and coconut with one teaspoon of the seasoning mix. Set aside.
  4. Beat the eggs in a bowl with a little water.
  5. Toss the shrimp in the coconut flour mixture. Dip the shrimp, one at a time, in the egg, then coat with the coconut mixture. Place on a dish. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or more.
  6. Cook in your air fryer according to the seafood setting.
  7. Enjoy with one of your favorite sauces.


You can easily adapt this recipe for traditional coconut shrimp. Just replace the pork rinds with Panko bread crumbs and the coconut flour with all-purpose flour.

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

14.12 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

9.21 g

Carbs (grams)

13.95 g

Fiber (grams)

3.40 g

Net carbs

10.55 g

Sugar (grams)

3.41 g

Protein (grams)

32.93 g

Sodium (milligrams)

1510.15 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

332.27 mg

Nutrional information is approximate.



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