Crispy Coconut Shrimp Tacos

Crispy Coconut Shrimp Tacos

Coconut and shrimp lovers, unite! These Crispy Coconut Shrimp Tacos are a taste of paradise in every bite. Whether you’re planning a tropical-themed dinner or just craving some delicious seafood, this recipe is a winner.


  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • Sriracha mayo or your favorite dipping sauce


  1. In a bowl, combine the shredded coconut and panko breadcrumbs.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut milk, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  3. Working one at a time, dip each shrimp in the flour, then the egg mixture, and finally the coconut and breadcrumb mixture, pressing the coating onto the shrimp to adhere.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the coated shrimp until golden brown and crispy, about 2-3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.
  5. Warm the flour tortillas in a dry skillet or microwave.
  6. Assemble your tacos by placing a generous amount of shredded lettuce on each tortilla, followed by coconut shrimp, diced tomatoes, red onion, and fresh cilantro.
  7. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the top and drizzle with sriracha mayo or your favorite dipping sauce.
  8. Serve immediately and enjoy your tropical-inspired Crispy Coconut Shrimp Tacos!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

These Crispy Coconut Shrimp Tacos are a tropical delight with crispy, coconut-crusted shrimp and fresh toppings, all wrapped in a warm tortilla.

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 450, Fat: 15g, Carbohydrates: 50g, Protein: 30g

These Crispy Coconut Shrimp Tacos are a crowd-pleaser and perfect for any occasion. The combination of crunchy coconut coating and succulent shrimp, paired with fresh veggies and a zesty sauce, creates a harmonious burst of flavors. Whether you’re serving them as an appetizer or a main course, these tacos will transport your taste buds to a tropical paradise. So, gather your ingredients, put on your apron, and get ready to savor the deliciousness of Crispy Coconut Shrimp Tacos!

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