Keto Coconut Lime Shrimp

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  • prep time

    prep time

    10 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    5 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    15 min

Keto Coconut Lime Shrimp

80 ratings

For a fresh, tropical meal that’s on the table quickly, make these coconut lime shrimp! They only take about 10 minutes from the time you make up the marinade to the time you take them out of the oven. Serve the shrimp with a zucchini or other low-carb side dish.

  • Net Carbs

    2.5 g

  • Fiber

    1.7 g

  • Total Carbs

    4.3 g

  • Protein

    23.9 g

  • Fats

    22 g

309 cals

Keto Coconut Lime Shrimp

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  • Wild Uncooked Argentinian Red Shrimp by Trader Joe's

    Wild Uncooked Argentinian Red Shrimp by Trader Joe's

    ½ pound

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    2 tablespoon

  • Lime Juice, Fresh

    Lime Juice, Fresh

    ½ tablespoon

  • Water


    ½ tablespoon

  • Garlic


    1 clove

  • Coconut, Dried, Shredded Or Flaked, Unsweetened

    Coconut, Dried, Shredded Or Flaked, Unsweetened

    ¼ cup, shredded

  • Cilantro


    ¼ cup, chopped

  • Salt


    ¼ teaspoon

Recipe Steps

steps 5

15 min

  • Step 1

    Rinse and devein shrimp.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Grate the garlic and add it to a small bowl. Add the olive oil, lime juice, water, salt and shredded coconut.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Add the cilantro and coconut mixture to a blender and blend well.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Toss the shrimp in the coconut lime mixture. Lay the shrimp on a parchment-covered sheet pan in a single layer. Pour any remaining coconut lime mixture on top of the shrimp.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Roast at 400 degrees for 3-5 minutes, depending on the size of the shrimp. Eat right away!
    Step 5

Comments 31

  • TammyLin

    TammyLin a month ago

    I can't tolerate cilantro, has anyone made this without cilantro or substituted something else?

    • GorgeousRadish483217

      GorgeousRadish483217 2 months ago

      So good! My family likes to try to make it better so when we make this again we will: use coconut oil instead of olive, use lime zest in the dish as well and just a touch of pepper like jalapeno.

      • ShawnaSnipes

        ShawnaSnipes 2 years ago

        This was so tasty and satisfied my craving for Thai food. The lime juice and cilantro made it taste very fresh, not saucy and even better than standard restaurant fare. Added some coconut cauliflower rice and a half avocado sprinkled with Everything But Bagel seasoning. Will cook this again very soon!

        • PropitiousAvocado781901

          PropitiousAvocado781901 2 years ago

          This was easy and super jummy

          • baileylearn

            baileylearn 3 years ago

            Easy and one of my favorite recipes!

            • Kelsey

              Kelsey 3 years ago

              The “batter” does not stick to the shrimp at all. Must be missing the step where you dip the shrimp in egg wash then put on batter.

              • SpectacularStory

                SpectacularStory 3 years ago

                So tasty! Don't overcook your shrimp and serve over fresh spinach. I made a simple sauce from 1 Tbsp Thai sweet chili sauce (it has sugar so go lightly!) and 2 Tbsp. water to thin, and drizzled over all. Yum!

                • Mary Pat

                  Mary Pat 3 years ago

                  OMG! This was delicious! I stead of roasting I put in the air fryer at 400 for 11 minutes. Served with cauliflower rice!!! Wonderful!!!

                  • AuntyKristy

                    AuntyKristy 3 years ago

                    Thanks for the air fryer tip. 😊

                • Kathy

                  Kathy 3 years ago

                  So delicous

                  • StellarArugula222112

                    StellarArugula222112 3 years ago

                    Yum, yum and yum!!! I agree that I would skip “trying” to blend the mixture next time. The blender and even food processor didn’t really work due to low volume of mixture.

                    • Sam

                      Sam 3 years ago

                      This was delicious! I minced the garlic instead of grating it. I did not blend the mixture, and I think it turned out nicely. The little pieces of coconut browned up beautifully. I roasted it for about 15 minutes then broiled it for another 5. Perfect. Served it with some fried cauliflower rice.

                      • Terrih

                        Terrih 3 years ago

                        After reading all the different reviews, I’m going to try frying them in avocado oil. Bonefis* fries their coconut shrimp. Maybe it will work for crispy. I’ll let tou know.

                        • 74Mtn

                          74Mtn 4 years ago

                          Air fryer 11 minutes at 300 degrees.Would definitely do this again but used chives in place of cilantro. It is in my DNA to dislike the taste of cilantro, but I still wanted the pretty green.

                          • MsDachshund

                            MsDachshund 2 years ago

                            No. Just use a little spray oil on the bottom before you put the shrimp in.

                          • Mary Pat

                            Mary Pat 3 years ago


                          • BeachBum2

                            BeachBum2 3 years ago

                            Did you use parchment in the air fryer?

                        • MandaK

                          MandaK 4 years ago

                          Made this tonight for dinner and everyone loved it! I can’t say the shrimp were crispy, but they were freakin delicious! Will definitely make this again!

                          • MACSpVa

                            MACSpVa 4 years ago

                            This was delicious! 5 min under the broiler and they crisped right up. I served it over coconut lime cauliflower rice and everyone couldn’t stop raving about it. It took 20 min for the whole meal. Definitely a keeper!

                            • Gigi26

                              Gigi26 4 years ago

                              Coconut lime cauliflower rice sounds delish !!! How did u make it

                          • Guinevere

                            Guinevere 4 years ago

                            These were good. Interesting. I like more salt, easy add.

                            • Charbk3

                              Charbk3 4 years ago

                              Yummy! Broiled mine for 5 minutes.

                              • girlface187

                                girlface187 4 years ago


                                • Bayouboheme

                                  Bayouboheme 4 years ago

                                  By ROAST, do you mean use the broiler setting on HI? When I roast something it’s at a lower temp for a much longer time- (to the point caramelization occurs). After reading comments there seems to be quite a variety of interpretations as to exactly how these shrimp are to be cooked. My oven has a setting for broil, not roast, and no exact temperature setting for Broil, only HI and LOW. The oven’s BAKE setting has a Specific temperature range. Apparently this is quite confusing to a number of users, as it seems results are widely varied. Perhaps take this back to the test kitchen for improved method. I am a culinary professional and recipe writer. I used these same ingredients, as the flavors are quite refreshing, but changed up the preparation.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Anonymous 4 years ago

                                    I am having the same question? I am using a broiler at hi for 3 min

                                • Anonymous

                                  Anonymous 4 years ago

                                  Didn’t turn out. I’ve made a good majority of these recipes but this one just didn’t turn out. Wasn’t all that good also. I guess I’m not a coconut person.

                                  • BK

                                    BK 4 years ago

                                    We doubled this recipe ingredients and followed BuckG71’s instructions to get crispier shrimp but alas, no joy. After 10 minutes at 400 we cranked it up to broil and they still didn’t crisp up. Good flavor but probably won’t make again.

                                    • RondaKay

                                      RondaKay 4 years ago

                                      I cooked an additional couple of minutes under the broiler. Great appetizer even my husband commented that the flavors were unique.

                                      • Mobabe1124

                                        Mobabe1124 4 years ago

                                        Super easy to make and DELISH!! Didn’t get crusty but was beyond yummy.

                                        • Morsegirl

                                          Morsegirl 4 years ago

                                          Flavour was awesome!!!! Didn’t get crusty...I’m gonna try it again soon and use the blender longer.

                                          • LinC

                                            LinC 4 years ago

                                            This was so good. I had to work through my lunch so I doubled my shrimp serving and I was so happy!