Baked Coconut Shrimp

Shredded coconut lends a crunchy and chewy texture to the coating for tender baked shrimp.

  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 31

Ingredients

3/4
cup apricot preserves
1
tablespoon lime juice
1/2
teaspoon ground mustard
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt
Dash of ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
egg
1
tablespoon lime juice
1
cup shredded coconut
1
lb uncooked peeled deveined medium shrimp (31 to 35), thawed if frozen
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 In 1-quart saucepan, mix apricot preserves, 1 tablespoon lime juice and the mustard. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, just until preserves are melted. Refrigerate while making shrimp.
  • 2 Move oven rack to lowest position. Heat oven to 425°F. Spray rack in broiler pan with cooking spray.
  • 3 In shallow bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, salt and red pepper. In another shallow bowl, beat egg and 1 tablespoon lime juice. In third shallow bowl, place coconut.
  • 4 Coat each shrimp with flour mixture, then dip each side into egg mixture and coat well with coconut. Place on rack in broiler pan. Drizzle with butter.
  • 5 Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until shrimp are pink and firm and coating is beginning to brown. Serve with preserves mixture.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    60
    (
    Calories from Fat
    20),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    2g
    2%
    (Saturated Fat
    1 1/2g,
    1 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    30mg
    30%;
    Sodium
    60mg
    60%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    8g
    8%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    6g
    6%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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