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Baked Coconut Shrimp with Garlic Plum Dipping Sauce

The crispy baked coconut shrimp are delicious when dipped in the garlic plum sauce. This recipe comes together fast and always flies off the plate.
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Author Aubrey Cota



  • 1 lb. large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/3 c cornstarch
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • 2 c sweetened coconut flakes
  • 3 egg whites beaten till foamy

Garlic Plum Dipping Sauce

  • 7 oz plum sauce
  • 1 T soy sauce
  • 1 T honey
  • 1 clove of garlic finely diced
  • 1 green onion finely chopped (green and white parts)


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray
  • pat shrimp dry
  • mix cornstarch in a bowl with the salt and garlic powder
  • beat eggs in a bowl until foamy
  • add coconut into a third bowl
  • dredge shrimp in the cornstarch bowl to cover
  • then dip in egg then into the coconut shrimp
  • lay in an even layer on the lined baking sheet
  • place in oven and bake for 15 to 20 min, turning half way through

Garlic Plum Dipping Sauce

  • pour plum sauce into a sauce pan over med heat
  • stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil
  • lower heat to a simmer for 5 min
  • remove from heat and serve with baked coconut shrimp