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Creating an easy and healthy coastal favorite in your own home


CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – If you’re looking for something a little different for your next dinner, consider shellfish, and an easy recipe. Fareway Dietitian Whitney Hemmer is cooking up shrimp today.

Coconut Shrimp

Makes 4 servings. Total time: 15 minutes


  • 1 pound pre-cooked shrimp
  • ½ cup flour
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tbsp. oil

For the dipping sauce:

  • ½ cup apricot preserves
  • 2 Tbsp. sriracha (more or less, to taste)


Combine flour with salt and pepper in a bowl. In a second bowl, whisk eggs. In a third bowl, combine coconut flakes and breadcrumbs.

Dredge shrimp in flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs.

Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Sauté shrimp until coating is brown and crispy, about 4 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Combine sweet chili sauce and fruit preserves. Serve with shrimp.

Nutrition information per serving (includes dipping sauce): 545 calories; 25 g fat; 16 g saturated fat; 276 mg cholesterol; 371 mg sodium; 49.5 g carbohydrate; 9 g fiber; 21 g sugar; 29 g protein.

For more information or with questions, email Whitney here.

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