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Weight Watchers Coconut Shrimp

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These Weight Watchers coconut shrimp are crispy, tender, and perfectly flavorful. They’re a great appetizer, snack, or main course recipe. See all the best Weight Watchers air fryer recipes here!

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Another great thing about my recipe for coconut shrimp is that they’re made in the air fryer. The air fryer is my new favorite kitchen appliance and it makes eating healthy so much easier.

I love that I can make recipes like these crispy “fried” shrimp with my air fryer and they’re still low enough in points that I can enjoy them on any version of the Weight Watchers Freestyle program. All three myWW points breakdowns are listed below for you to check out!

If you are a seafood lover, now is the time to try these incredible Weight Watchers coconut shrimp. It’s just like eating at your favorite seafood place only lighter, healthier, and of course cheaper too!

Featured image showing the finished weight watchers coconut shrimp arranged around some dipping sauce!

Here’s what you’ll need to make coconut shrimp in the air fryer:

You can make coconut shrimp in the oven but it takes much longer. This air fryer coconut shrimp recipe is ready and on the table in about 40 minutes! You can find the amounts and the nutritional info in the recipe card below.

From the pantry we’ll need to grab cooking spray, salt, cornstarch, panko breadcrumbs, and unsweetened coconut flakes. The fresh ingredients we’ll be using are eggs, uncooked shrimp, jalapeño peppers, ginger root, fresh mint leaves, fresh lime juice, and fresh mangos.

There is nothing fancy, tricky, or weird in this recipe, it’s simple and easy. The great thing is that such a simple recipe comes together to create such a flavorful end result. I love that the air fryer gets the outside of these shrimp perfectly crispy while leaving the shrimp inside tender and juicy.

Let’s get to it, my mouth is watering already!

The coconut shrimp are arranged around the bowl of mango sauce, ready to be dipped and eaten.

How to make Weight Watchers coconut shrimp:

We’re going to make the dipping sauce first. We’ll cut up half the mango, combine the lime juice, ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt in a blender and process until the mixture is smooth. You can also use a food processor if you like, whatever you have on hand will work!

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Pour that mixture into a small bowl and set it aside while you cut up the remaining half of the mango. Add the puree we just made, the mint, diced jalapeño pepper, and some water together in a bowl and mix. You can also toss everything into the blender and process the mixture completely smooth. Whatever you prefer will work fine.

Use just enough water to make it saucy, not too much, use the water to create your desired thickness for the dipping sauce.

Now let’s start on the shrimp. Spread the cornstarch out on some wax paper. Mix the eggs in a large bowl until frothy. In another bowl, mix together the coconut, panko breadcrumbs, and 3/4 teaspoon of salt, pour those onto another sheet of wax paper.

Dredge the shrimp in the cornstarch first, shake off the excess and then dip them into the egg before pressing the shrimp into the coconut mixture on both sides.

Here we see the perfectly crispy shrimp ready to be dunked and eaten.

Put the shrimp onto a wire rack and spray on both sides with non stick spray before putting them into the basket of the air fryer.

Preheat the air fryer to 400°F, add the shrimp to the air fryer in a single layer and cook them for about 6 minutes. They should be golden brown and crispy on the outside! Serve the shrimp with the dipping sauce and lime wedges to squeeze on top!

Weight Watchers and Serving Info For Coconut Shrimp:

One serving of this recipe is 3 shrimp and about 2 1/2 tablespoons of sauce. You can also add a squeeze of lime for no additional points.

Here we see one of the shrimp being picked up and ready to be dipped into sauce before it's eaten.

The myWW program uses three different color coded programs to tailor their Freestyle plan to every user. Below you’ll find the points for each plan based on 1 serving. You will need to recalculate for yourself (I recommend you always do this) if you use different ingredients or different amounts.

Calculating the points for yourself is always smart because some brands have varying points for the same items/serving size! It’s never a bad idea to double check 🙂

  • Green Plan: 4 Points Per Serving
  • Blue Plan: 3 Points Per Serving
  • Purple Plan: 3 Points Per Serving
photo showing the points for each ww plan
A view of the finished coconut shrimp ready to e enjoyed.

Looking for other delicious Weight Watchers recipes?

If you are looking to fill out your meal plan for the week, look no further! Here are some other delicious Weight Watchers recipes that you can try!

Weight Watchers easy chicken parmesan is a family favorite and it’s SO simple to make! Another one we love is this Weight Watchers zucchini fries recipe. Weight Watchers air fryer recipes are all available in one place so check that out for some more inspiration.

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Printable Weight Watchers Coconut Shrimp Recipe:

Yield: 6 Servings

Weight Watchers Coconut Shrimp

Featured image showing the finished weight watchers coconut shrimp arranged around some dipping sauce!

These Weight Watchers coconut shrimp are crispy, tender, and perfectly flavorful. They're a great appetizer, snack, or main course recipe.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Mango, Pitted, Peeled, Cubed
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh Ginger, Grated
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Fresh Mint, Chopped
  • 1 Medium Jalapeno Pepper, Seeded, Minced
  • 18 Large Shrimp, Raw, Peeled, Deveined, Tail On
  • 3 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/3 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
  • 1/3 Cup Panko Breadcrumbs

Instructions

  1. We’re going to make the dipping sauce first. We’ll cut up half the mango, combine the lime juice, ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt in a blender and process until the mixture is smooth. You can also use a food processor if you like, whatever you have on hand will work!

  2. Pour that mixture into a small bowl and set it aside while you cut up the remaining half of the mango. Add the puree we just made, the mint, diced jalapeño pepper, and some water together in a bowl and mix. You can also toss everything into the blender and process the mixture completely smooth. Whatever you prefer will work fine.

  3. Use just enough water to make it saucy, not too much, use the water to create your desired thickness for the dipping sauce.

  4. Now let’s start on the shrimp. Spread the cornstarch out on some wax paper. Mix the eggs in a large bowl until frothy. In another bowl, mix together the coconut, panko breadcrumbs, and 3/4 teaspoon of salt, pour those onto another sheet of wax paper.

  5. Dredge the shrimp in the cornstarch first, shake off the excess and then dip them into the egg before pressing the shrimp into the coconut mixture on both sides.

  6. Put the shrimp onto a wire rack and spray on both sides with non stick spray before putting them into the basket of the air fryer.

  7. Preheat the air fryer to 400°F, add the shrimp to the air fryer in a single layer and cook them for about 6 minutes. They should be golden brown and crispy on the outside! Serve the shrimp with the dipping sauce and lime wedges to squeeze on top!

Notes

myWW Points:

  • Green Plan: 4 Points
  • Blue Plan: 3 Points
  • Purple Plan: 3 Points

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Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 150Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 97mgSodium 579mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 2gSugar 9gProtein 8g

As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

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