Coconut Shrimp With a Kick - Baked or Fried Recipe

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Coconut Shrimp With a Kick - Baked or Fried
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  1. Combine cornstarch, salt and cayenne in a shallow dish.
  2. Beat egg whites in a mixing bowl until stiff peaks form.
  3. Place coconut in a zipper bag or on a plate.
  4. Make a slit down inner curve of shrimp and press lightly to flatten shrimp.
  5. Coat shrimp with cornstarch mixture.
  6. Holding each shrimp by the tail dip in egg mixture.
  7. Coat shrimp with coconut.
  8. To FRY: in hot oil (375°F) fry shrimp a few at a time for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on each side- or until golden brown- don't overcook! Drain on paper towels or a clean brown paper bag.
  9. To BAKE: in a 450°F oven bake shrimp on a lightly oiled baking sheet for 12-14 minutes or until brown turning once.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 764.76 Kcal (3202 kJ)
Calories from fat 406.79 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 45.2g 70%
Cholesterol 87.68mg 29%
Sodium 2375.61mg 99%
Potassium 350.65mg 7%
Total Carbs 76.69g 26%
Sugars 0.36g 1%
Dietary Fiber 4.3g 17%
Protein 17.3g 35%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0%
Iron 2.6mg 14%
Calcium 54.4mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 304.22 Kcal (1274 kJ)
Calories from fat 161.82 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.98g 70%
Cholesterol 34.88mg 29%
Sodium 945.03mg 99%
Potassium 139.49mg 7%
Total Carbs 30.51g 26%
Sugars 0.14g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1.71g 17%
Protein 6.88g 35%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Iron 1mg 14%
Calcium 21.6mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 18.3
  • 21

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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