Baked Coconut Shrimp & Apricot Sauce
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
- 1-1/2 pounds uncooked large shrimp
- 1-1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
- 4 large egg whites
- 3 dashes Louisiana-style hot sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup apricot preserves
- 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- Preheat oven to 425°. Place a wire rack on each of two baking sheets; coat racks with cooking spray. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails on.
- In a shallow bowl, toss coconut with bread crumbs; remove half of the mixture and reserve. In another shallow bowl, whisk egg whites, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Place flour in a third shallow bowl.
- Dip shrimp in flour to coat lightly; shake off excess. Dip in egg white mixture, then in coconut mixture, patting to help coating adhere. Refresh coconut mixture in bowl with reserved mixture as needed.
- Place shrimp on racks of prepared pans. Bake 5-6 minutes on each side or until coconut is lightly browned and shrimp turn pink.
- Meanwhile, combine sauce ingredients in a small saucepan; cook and stir over medium-low heat until preserves are melted. Serve shrimp with sauce.
Nutrition Facts6 shrimp with 2 tablespoons sauce: 367 calories, 9g fat (7g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 290mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 22g protein.
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Nov 22, 2016
This was delicious and the sauce was fantastic--If/when I make it again I would probably buy jumbo shrimp instead of large because some of them wanted to fall through the wire racks and it took forever to do the coating process--I think jumbo shrimp would quicken the process but they were great
Feb 21, 2016
THIS SOUNDS YUMMALICIOUS TO ME. I'll be making it for hubby&me. I'll report back when making or made.
Sep 1, 2015
Delicious, addictive recipe! I only had 1 lb of shrimp so made some adjustments. It is time consuming to put together, but well worth it. I didn't use the oven method, just fried the shrimp in two batches of EVOO, which took only 1 - 2 minutes per batch. Also used Thai Sweet Chili Sauce for dipping instead. We LOVED this recipe and will definitely make for many years to come!
Nov 2, 2014
These were really tasty but they didn't brown well and looked a little unappetizing.
Oct 3, 2014
So delicious, Debi, thank you for this recipe! I served this with your recipe for Jalapeno Buttermilk Corn Bread and a salad for lunch. I didn't include the hot sauce in the recipe; delicious.
Mar 9, 2014
Really good. I did add a bit of rice wine vinegar and let it simmer for quite a while to bring out the flavor of the red pepper flakes. I did use pre-cooked shrimp and baked for the same time as the recipe called for.
Mar 2, 2014
The only thing I would have done differently is made more.
Feb 8, 2014
Wow! Very easy to make. Made the sauce with raspberry preserves.
Jan 31, 2014
Wow! Easiest Coconut Shrimp ever! Tasty too! I made my sauce with a little peach nectar, apricot preserves and hot sauce. I wasn't in the mood for the tang of cider vinegar.