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Baked coconut shrimp with mango dipping sauce behind
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5 from 6 votes

Baked coconut shrimp with mango dipping sauce

These baked coconut shrimp are healthier than their fried counterparts, and easy to make too. And the mango dipping sauce goes perfectly!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer/Starter
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 (approx - will be around 9-12 shrimp)
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Caroline's Cooking


For the coconut shrimp

  • ½ lb uncooked shrimp 225g prawns (peeled and deveined but with end of tail still on)
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 pinch salt & pepper
  • 1 egg
  • cup shredded unsweetened coconut 5tbsp, approx (also called dessicated coconut)
  • tsp paprika
  • tsp garlic granules

For mango dipping sauce

  • ½ cup mango, in cubes 80g
  • 1 tbsp orange juice (or a little less)
  • ½ tsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp coconut milk (optional)
  • ¼ tsp grated ginger
  • ¼ tsp grated garlic


  • Preheat oven to 425F/210C and lightly oil a baking sheet/tray.
  • Put the flour in one small bowl, with a little salt and pepper, beat the egg in another, and put the coconut in a third. Add the paprika ad garlic to the coconut (or you can add to the flour) and mix through. 
  • Pat the shrimp dry then, holding the shrimp by the tail, dip in to the flour to lightly coat all over. Shake off the excess flour. Quickly dip in the egg to coat and allow any excess to drip off before dredging in the coconut. Once coated on both sides, put on a baking sheet/tray. Repeat the flour then egg then coconut with the rest of the shrimp.
  • Bake the shrimp for around 10 minutes until the coconut is gently golden and just starting to brown and the shrimp become white and clearly cooked (the tails will also go pink).
  • While the shrimp are cooking, put all of the ingredients for the dipping sauce (mango, orange juice, lime, honey, coconut milk, ginger and garlic) in a small food processor and pulse until smooth. Put in a small dish and chill until needed. 
  • Serve the shrimp warm with the dipping sauce on the side.



Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 245mg | Sodium: 613mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 15.7mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 2.4mg