Low Carb Keto Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Chili Sauce

Low Carb Keto Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Chili Sauce

Boy howdy, do these low carb coconut shrimp taste good.

 Low Carb Keto Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe

It's only 2 in the afternoon, but I just decided that it was shrimp o'clock. 

I couldn't resist these tasty coconut shrimp and their addictive sweet and spicy sauce any longer.

 Low Carb Keto Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe

To make this appetizer low carb, I dredged the shrimp in coconut flour and then coated them with unsweetened coconut flakes. 

Then I fried them in coconut oil, so they'd have coconut coming and going.

 Low Carb Keto Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe

And I used a red bell pepper as the base of the sweet and spicy chili sauce.  

It's the perfect accompaniment to the coconut breaded shrimp.  All in, one appetizer sized portion of shrimp and sauce has just 3g net carb.  Not too bad.  Especially when enjoyed at 2 in the afternoon.

But surely it's 5 o'clock somewhere...  

 Low Carb Keto Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe

Low Carb Keto Coconut Shrimp

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 pound raw jumbo shrimp, shelled and deveined with tails left on
  • coconut oil for frying*

Instructions

1.  In a medium sized bowl, use an electric hand mixer to whip egg whites until soft peaks form.

2.  Add coconut flour to a medium sized bowl and flaked coconut to another medium sized bowl.

3.  Dredge the shrimp in coconut flour.

4.  Dip the shrimp in whipped egg whites.

5.  Press the shrimp into flaked coconut to coat. 

6.  In a large skillet, add a 1/2 inch of coconut oil and heat over medium heat.

7.  Add shrimp to the pan in 3 batches.  Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until browned and cooked through.  The shrimp will curl up and become opaque as it cooks.

8.  Remove shrimp to a paper towel lined plate to drain.  Serve immediately.

SERVINGS: 8

PREP TIME: 15 MIN   COOK TIME: 20 MIN  

NUTRITIONAL INFO:  Serving Size: 3 shrimp Calories 106 Fat 8g Protein 14g Carb 4g Fiber 2g Net Carbs 2g

*I estimated the amount of coconut oil as 2 tablespoons for the nutritional info.

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Low Carb Keto Sweet Chili Sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 cups red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Swerve or equivalent sweetener
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili oil

Instructions

1.  Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.

2.  Add garlic and bell pepper to the skillet and cook until softened, 2 minutes.

3.  Add water, vinegar, sweetener and chili oil to the skillet and bring to a boil.  Lower heat and simmer for 12 minutes.

4.  Add the sauce to a blender and blend until smooth.  

5.  Taste for spiciness and add more chili oil if desired.

SERVINGS: 8   YIELD: 1/2 CUP

PREP TIME: 15 MIN   COOK TIME: 20 MIN  

NUTRITIONAL INFO:  Serving Size: 1 tablespoon Calories 45 Fat 4g Protein <1g Carb 2g Fiber 1g Net Carbs 1g

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