Paleo Coconut Shrimp Recipe

Healthy Paleo Coconut Shrimp Recipe (Pina Colada Shrimp & Gluten Free!) | ASpicyPerspective.comSimple Paleo Coconut Shrimp Recipe with tropical flavor and crunch! A new family favorite. 

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Crispy crusted shrimp with coconut and pineapple essence… And it’s healthy!

This paleo coconut shrimp recipe is a great way to trick yourself into eating clean this spring, while satisfying your cravings.

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Really, I should have called this is a Pina Colada Shrimp Recipe, because it’s made with both coconut and pineapple.

Yet since coconut shrimp is more familiar and it’s human nature to reject what is unknown to us, at least at first, I wanted to ease you into this recipe. *wink*

Pineapple Syrup

Lately, I’ve been making a point to revamp some of my favorite naughty foods.

Coconut shrimp is a dish I can never get enough of. A family trait I think, as my mother can’t resist ordering it if she see’s coconut shrimp on a menu.

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As I was contemplating how to health-ify this deep fried favorite, it dawned on me that not only could I bake it, I could also easily remove all gluten and processed sugar. That makes this simple coconut shrimp recipe fit neatly into the Paleo Diet.

That way, you can have your crunchy savory-sweet tropical snack and not feel a stitch of guilt!

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To make this Paleo Coconut Shrimp Recipe, start by reducing pineapple juice with a little bit of coconut palm sugar. This will be the “glue” that holds the coating onto the shrimp.

Then coat peeled jumbo shrimp in the pineapple syrup and toss it in a mixture of unsweetened coconut, almond flour, and seasoning.

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Lay the coated shrimp out on a baking sheet and bake in high heat until the shrimp is cooked and the crust is crisp. Viola!

See how easy that was?

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This easy Paleo Coconut Shrimp Recipe is a big hit with kids, as a party snack, or served over veggies… or rice.

You don’t even have to be on a paleo diet to enjoy its tangy-sweet appeal. The improved health factor is just an added bonus!

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18 comments on “Paleo Coconut Shrimp Recipe

  1. cookbook queenposted April 18, 2016 at 7:46 am Reply

    Coconut shrimp is one of Jess’ favorites as well. Can’t wait to try this lightened up version — it looks incredible!!

  2. Emily @ Life on Foodposted April 18, 2016 at 8:03 am Reply

    What a yummy treat!  Almost like we are on vacation.

  3. Lori @ RecipeGirlposted April 18, 2016 at 9:27 am Reply

    I will be adding these to the menu soon.  A family favorite for sure!

  4. Mariaposted April 18, 2016 at 9:51 am Reply

    A favorite of my boys!

  5. Ruthposted April 18, 2016 at 10:35 am Reply

    Looks great! Just had to edit. Viola (Vee-o-la) is a musical instrument. Voila (Vwah-la) is the French word.

  6. Marla Meridithposted April 18, 2016 at 11:28 am Reply

    These flavors are so fun for entertaining!!

  7. Heather Christoposted April 18, 2016 at 1:22 pm Reply

    looks so great! love that they are paleo!

  8. Coco in the Kitchenposted April 18, 2016 at 1:30 pm Reply

    I may be related to you, Sommer, b/c I have the same craving for coconut shrimp!
    Been dying to make it lately, but it’s just so bad for you.
    Love your recipe, esp with the pineapple. 
    Can’t wait to taste it!

  9. Julie @ Table for Twoposted April 18, 2016 at 1:59 pm Reply

    Easy peasy! Looks so good!

  10. Gaby Dalkinposted April 18, 2016 at 2:57 pm Reply

    These are so much better than regular coconut shrimp! I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to eat them again without the pineapple.

  11. sippitysupposted April 18, 2016 at 9:30 pm Reply

    I had to come out from my usual lurking to say this is a family “thing” for me too. When I was kid we spent a lot of time on Sint Maarten and my mom always made her (much simpler less fabulous) version of this recipe when we were there. I’m so glad this family favorite is still relevant. XOGREG

  12. Megan {Country Cleaver}posted April 18, 2016 at 11:37 pm Reply

    I need a tropical vacation with a bucket of these crispy beauties!

  13. Jenny Flakeposted April 19, 2016 at 7:38 pm Reply

    What a great recipe!!!  Love these crispy shrimp!

  14. Roxanaposted April 19, 2016 at 9:28 pm Reply

    Pina Colada shrimp would have been a great name too!  They look delicious!

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  17. Julieposted May 18, 2016 at 9:30 pm Reply

    My son cannot have almond flour. Any suggestions for a substitution?

    • Deeposted July 6, 2016 at 8:55 am Reply

      Coconut flour