When I was growing up in New Orleans, my grandparents took the family out to dinner at the Yacht Club for special occasions, and I always ordered a fried shrimp po’boy—a traditional Louisiana sandwich. This substitute for fried shrimp is an AIP-friendly version that everyone will love!

My New Orleans-Style Crispy Coconut Shrimp are tossed with coconut flour and shredded coconut instead of breadcrumbs—and they are so easy to make! Double or triple the recipe for a party appetizer. My husband and I served this as an appetizer at our wedding, and it was a big hit!

New Orleans-Style Crispy Coconut Shrimp

New Orleans-Style Crispy Coconut Shrimp

New Orleans-Style Crispy Coconut Shrimp

Servings

Servings:

4 people

4 people

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Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 29.574 tbsp ml coconut flour
  • 1/2 120 cups ml unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 4.929 tsp ml garlic powder
  • 1 4.929 tsp ml onion powder
  • 1/2 2.4645 tsp ml sea salt
  • 1/2 2.4645 tsp ml ground black pepper
  • 3/4 180 cups ml full fat coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 22.1805 tbsp ml Coconut aminos
  • 1 454 lb g wild-caught shrimp

Instructions

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400°F. In a shallow bowl, whisk together coconut flour, shredded coconut, garlic and onion powders, salt, and pepper.
  2. Heat oven to 400°F. In a shallow bowl, whisk together coconut flour, shredded coconut, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. In another shallow bowl, whisk together the coconut milk and coconut aminos.
  4. Dip each shrimp into the liquid mixture, and then into the dry mixture to coat. Arrange in a single layer in a baking dish. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown. For extra crispiness, remove the pan and set the oven to broil. Broil the shrimp for 4 to 5 minutes.