Since sharing about my new found love for my Air Fryer, I’ve been getting so many messages asking for my favorite recipes. I’m going to be honest….this air fryer has untapped potential…you need to get one, and you won’t be sorry. Allegedly you can make donuts, cakes, and all kinds of foods in this thing! Don’t worry….I’ll report back on how that goes once I try them.
Since I’ve literally been air frying errryyytthing I figured I would share my current favorite: Coconut Shrimp! I’ve recently been completing a new nutritional program my company launched that is all about mindset, so I have been focused on protein and veggies like nobody’s business. Shrimp has been my go to protein, and if you have ever been in one of my online fit clubs you know that one tip I always share about meal prep is to pick one or two proteins and change up the recipes. Protein is typically the most expensive part of meal prep, and having one protein allows you to buy in bulk and not spend an excess on groceries. When I first switched to shrimp I had a variety of recipes in mind, one being coconut shrimp, but after making this recipe in my air fryer, I canceled all other shrimp recipes for the week and made this recipe in bulk.
AIR FRYER COCONUT SHRIMP
-Jumbo Shrimp (I usually grab the frozen shrimp at Aldi)
-1 cup egg whites
-1 cup dried, unsweetened coconut
-1 tablespoon cornstarch
-1 cup panko
-1 cup flour (you can use white or wheat)
Preheat airfryer and spray with coconut oil spray or cooking spray, depending on what you prefer. Mix the coconut and panko together in a bowl, then set aside. In another bowl, mix flour and cornstarch. Dip one shrimp at a time into the flour mixture, then into a bowl of egg whites, and finally into the coconut mixture. Repeat for all shrimp. Cook for 10 minutes at 350 degrees, turning shrimp after 5 minutes.
How simple is that? I absolutely love how they turned out, and if you are a fan of coconut shrimp at Red Lobster, Outback, or any other chain, trust me when I say these are just as good.
If you like dipping sauce, whip this up:
-1/2 cup oranger marmalade
-1/3 cup sweet Thai chili sauce
-pinch of salt
-pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
Mix everything together and adjust if needed based on your desired spicy/sweetness level.