Air Fryer Coconut-Fried Shrimp with Dipping Sauce
By Paula Deen
- Prep time: 20 minutes
- Cook time: 20 minutes
- Servings: 4 to 6
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ⅔ cup water
- 2 cups shredded sweetened coconut
- ½ cup breadcrumbs
- 1 pound medium or large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- oil, for spraying
- ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 4 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
- ½ cup orange marmalade
In a large bowl, whisk together, flour, salt, and baking powder. Add water and whisk until smooth. Let batter stand for 15 minutes. In a shallow bowl, toss together coconut and breadcrumbs. Place shrimp in batter and coat well. Remove shrimp, one at a time, and press into coconut mixture. Coat well.
Spray shrimp on all sides with oil and place in air fryer basket in a single layer. Set temperature to 400 degrees, and air fry for 5 minutes. Turn shrimp, spray with oil, and air fry for 5 minutes more. Repeat with remaining shrimp.
For the dipping sauce, in a medium saucepan, combine red pepper flakes, vinegar, and marmalade and simmer on low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.