Deep fried shrimp with crunchy, tasty breading is without a doubt a welcome delicacy to anyone regardless if the person is a seafood lover or not. But cooking shrimp by submerging it deep in oil is not the right way to go if you are planning to improve your health and lose some extra pounds.
Consider this recipe instead and enjoy a Paleo and Keto friendly crispy, juicy coconut breaded shrimp that only has 207 calories and 10 grams of overall fat for every serving. What’s more, there’s 13 grams of protein to satisfy your fill!
The secret recipe behind this healthy, sumptuous dish?
Cover a serving of fresh shrimp with egg whites and then “bread” with a blend of coconut flour and unsweetened shredded coconut instead of bread crumbs. The egg coated, coconut breaded shrimp will bake inside the oven until it becomes golden brown. Its exterior will be crispy and solid while the interior will remain juicy and perfectly cooked. If a little unrefined sugar doesn’t bother you, you are welcome to serve the crispy coconut shrimp alongside an apricot and white wine vinegar dipping sauce.
In case you’re maintaining a Keto diet, go on without the apricot dipping sauce and serve the delicious seafood dish with some chili flakes and lime, avocado oil or mayo as an alternative complement.