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Looking for appetizer ideas and got shrimp on the brain? Browse these shrimp appetizers! From the classic 1960’s shrimp cocktail to spicy bang bang shrimp, there are ideas for just about every taste and occasion. Try shrimp cold, crispy fried, or baked into hot, bubbly dip. There’s something for everyone in this list! These fun shrimp appetizer recipes include top recipes from this website and selections from some favorite recipe developers around the web. Ready to get cooking?

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Coconut shrimp

20 Tasty Shrimp Appetizers

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
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This crunchy coconut shrimp is baked to perfection! It’s easy to make, full of huge flavor, and works as an appetizer or dinner. 


  • 1 pound large shrimp, deveined tail on
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt*
  • ½ cup flour (gluten-free flour as necessary)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup panko (gluten-free panko as necessary)
  • ½ cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • Chopped parsley or cilantro, for garnish
  • Sweet chili sauce, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. If frozen, thaw the shrimp.
  3. Pat the shrimp dry. Mix the shrimp in a bowl with the garlic powder, onion powder, and kosher salt
  4. Place the flour in an even layer on a plate. Whisk the eggs in a medium bowl, and set it next to the plate. Place the panko and coconut on another plate, and set it next to the bowl. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  5. Dredge each shrimp into the flour, then dip it into the eggs, then dredge it into the panko and coconut. Place each shrimp gently onto the baking sheet. Wash your hands off as necessary, since the coating can start to become gooey. 
  6. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake until juicy and opaque, about 12 to 14 minutes.
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Sonja Overhiser says:

    Let us know if you have any questions!