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Air-Fried Coconut Shrimp with Spicy Pineapple Sauce

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

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Air-Fried Coconut Shrimp

Ingredients

Gluten-Free Coconut Shrimp with Spicy Pineapple Sauce
Ingredients for 4 servings

  • 1 1/4 lb jumbo shrimp
  • 1/2 cup lite coconut milk (use coconut milk from a carton or can)
  • 2 eggs + 1 egg white, beaten
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Batter
    • 3/4 cup coconut flour (or oat flour)
    • 3 tablespoons The Fit Cook Southern Creole (cajun) blend
Steps
  1. Set air fryer to 400F – 410F.
  2. Pat dry the shrimp then place them in a bowl, pour lite coconut milk over the shrimp and let them rest for about 10 minutes at room temperature.
  3. Mix together the ingredients for the batter. Set aside.  Whisk eggs in another bowl and add coconut to another bowl, then set both aside.
  4. Take a piece of shrimp, gently shake excess milk off of it, then dip it in the flour, then the egg, then the shredded coconut.  Place it in your air-fryer basket (or on a baking tray lined with parchment).  Repeat for the remaining shrimp.
  5. Lightly spray the shrimp with avocado oil or cooking spray, then air-fry for 15 minutes, flipping halfway through if needed.
    Gluten-Free Coconut Shrimp with Spicy Pineapple Sauce
  6. Once air-fried, add some flake salt if you’d like, then enjoy the shrimp with the pineapple sauce (see below).

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Calories
350
Protein
30g
Fat
18g
Carbs
19g
Sodium
1040mg
Fiber
11g
Sugar
3g
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Spicy Pineapple Sauce

Ingredients

Ingredients for 4 servings

  • 1/2 cup natural (no sugar-added) pineapple juice (from can)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco (or favorite hot sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot + 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
Steps

Mix together the ingredients for the sauce, EXCEPT the red pepper flakes.  Set a nonstick skillet on medium high heat.

Once hot, pour in the sauce and stir.  When the sauce starts to lightly simmer and turn shiny, take it off the heat and stir immediately and continuously until smooth.

Sprinkle in the red pepper flakes and stir.  Set aside in a container to cool down and thicken more.

Calories
45
Protein
0g
Fat
0g
Carbs
12g
Sodium
15mg
Fiber
0g
Sugar
9g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.