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Healthy coconut shrimp recipe

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Ingredients

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1 pound large peeled, deveined shrimp
1/3 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup shredded coconut flakes
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
3 egg whites
3 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce

Nutritional information

250
Calories
12 g
Fat
16 g
Carbohydrates
7 g
Protein
40 mg
Cholesterol

Healthy coconut shrimp recipe

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  • 30 minutes
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Ingredients

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Coconut shrimp is a popular takeout seafood plate, always served with sweet chili sauce, but the deep frying process makes it high in calories and extra fatty for your health, so we
made it healthier with the baked coconut shrimp recipe, all with natural ingredients, super
tasty, and with a full nutrition profile.

Recipe notes

1- Coconut: you can use coconut flour, but coconut flakes make the fried layer more crunchy, Also, combining the coconut flakes with the Panko bread crumbs makes it super crunchy.
2-eggs: use the egg whites instead of whole eggs to reduce the total calories of the meal,
also, the egg whites are foamier when whisked, so it gives the shrimp better texture.
3-sauce: the coconut shrimp is widely served with sweet chili sauce, but you can add other sauces in the dip dishes, like honey mustard, and light chili mayonnaise sauce.
3-cornstarch: you can use regular white flour depending on what you prefer, And in both cases, you can season the cornstarch or the flour with paprika, cayenne pepper, and grounded black pepper is optional.
4-frying: you have 2 substitutions to the traditional deep frying, which add too many calories to the recipe, and make the shrimp oily. First is the air fryer, which uses just a tablespoon of oil or a little cooking spray, the second is baking in the oven, on a baking sheet and flipping halfway through. Baking and air frying are way healthier and less consuming for oil.

Healthy Advice


1- The recommended daily intake of dietary cholesterol for the average healthy person is about 300 milligrams per day with less than seven percent of calories coming from saturated fat.
2- Shrimp and shellfish are high in cholesterol, 85-gram serving of shrimp provides 166 mg of cholesterol, so it is recommended to eat it in moderation.
3- Additionally, shrimp contain carotenoid antioxidants and the amino acid taurine, that help prevent heart disease and lower “bad” LDL cholesterol.
4- Cholesterol-lowering food is recommended to be included in your diet, to help reduce cholesterol absorption, and enhance cholesterol metabolism, these foods are like:
1- legumes: peas and lentils
2- Whole grains: Oats and barely
3- Avocado
4- fruits and berries
5- Dark leafy greens
6- Garlic
7-  Nuts: Almonds and Walnuts

Steps

1
Done

Mix cornstarch, salt, paprika, and cayenne pepper in a bowl, then pour coconut flakes and the panko bread crumbs in another bowl.

2
Done

Whisk the egg whites till it gets foamy.

3
Done

Dip the clean peeled shrimp in the cornstarch, then into the egg whites, and cover it with the coconut mix and place it on the baking sheet.

4
Done

Bake the shrimps with a cooking spray in your air fryer, or in a pre-heated oven at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 15 minutes or till golden brown and don't forget to flip it halfway through.

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