Coconut Walnut “Baked not Fried” Shrimp

26 Mar

Paleo Coconut Shrimp

“Put the lime in the coconut and drank them both up…”

For some reason,  this was the song I was singing while in the kitchen whipping this bad boy up, and good thing I was the only one in the kitchen because I really can’t sing at all. 🙂  I had a great Paleo diet recipe for coconut fried shrimp, however I was in the mood for a baked version.  I really wanted something with a little less oil tonight, and more coconut! Don’t get me wrong, this meal has PLENTY of fat ( I would not dare deprive a fellow Paleo-er their fats!) but it does not have as much as the fried version. This left room for more fats in my side dish, cauliflower rice stir fry. MONEY SAVING TIP: I bought my shrimp frozen and in bulk. I also thawed them out in a bowl of warm water for 5 minutes. This will save you some coin instead of buying your shrimp fresh.


  • 1 cup of shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup of walnut flour or meal
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 tsp of paprika
  • dash of pepper
  • 1 lb ( or 32 ) large raw uncooked shrimp ( with the tails removed – you can buy them without tails, or you can remove them yourself and save a few bucks at the market)
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of coconut milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon of honey


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a small bowl, whisk together your egg, coconut oil, coconut milk, and honey. This is your “wet mix”.
  •  In a large bowl, mix together your shredded coconut, walnut flour/meal, and seasonings. This is your “dry mix”
  • Take your thawed, de-tailed, raw shrimp and coat each shrimp your wet mix. Shake off excess batter  and drop into your dry mix breading. Cover each shrimp with the coconut breading and arrange on a large lightly greased baking sheet ( I just greased my sheet with coconut oil) Bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
  • Remove baking sheet from oven and serve while hot – if more sweetness is desired, drizzle honey lightly on top of shrimp before serving.

Posted by on March 26, 2012 in "Paleo on The Run", Fish, The "Kills"


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2 responses to “Coconut Walnut “Baked not Fried” Shrimp

  1. margiewong5068

    June 26, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Reblogged this on margiewong.


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