Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Chili Thai Sauce


  • 1 lb of large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of black pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup of shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup of panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup of sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp of sriracha sauce
  • 1 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp of rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp of honey
  • 1 tbsp of fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp of chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp of chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tsp of chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp of chopped fresh garlic
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (conventional) or 375°F (convection).
  2. In a bowl, mix the flour, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Using another bowl, whisk together the eggs.
  4. In a third bowl, mix the coconut and panko bread crumbs.
  5. Dip each shrimp in the flour mixture, then in the egg mixture, and finally in the coconut mixture, pressing the coconut mixture onto the shrimp to make sure it sticks.
  6. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  7. Transfer the shrimp to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 5-7 minutes until fully cooked.
  8. In a small saucepan, combine the sweet chili sauce, sriracha sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, lime juice, cilantro, basil, ginger, and garlic. Cook over medium heat until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
  9. Serve the coconut shrimp hot with the sweet chili Thai sauce on the side.

hors d’oeuvres to die for!

I really enjoy making this coconut shrimp with sweet chili Thai sauce recipe as an appetizer or hors d’oeuvre. My friend introduced me to this recipe after serving them at a cocktail party, and I nearly ate all of them. The combination of the crispy coconut coating and the sweet and spicy sauce is addictive.

Sometimes I like to add other herbs and spices to the sauce, such as lemongrass, mint, or coriander, depending on my mood. It’s a versatile recipe that allows for a lot of creativity.

Overall, this coconut shrimp with sweet chili Thai sauce is a crowd-pleaser and a great addition to any party or gathering.


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