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Paleo Coconut Shrimp with Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce

These crispy, oven-baked Paleo Coconut Shrimp with Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce are Whole30-friendly and so deliciously addicting!

Paleo Coconut Shrimp with Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce

This is one of those recipes that I want to make ALL the time. My family spent last Thanksgiving in Hawaii (yes, almost a year ago), and I saw coconut shrimp on the menu at one of the restaurants. It sounded soooo delicious, but unfortunately, it contained flour and breadcrumbs so I couldn’t order it with my gluten intolerance. I remember drooling at how delicious it looked when the servers carried the dish to other tables. 

Ever since, I’ve been meaning to recreate an allergen-free version at home and I finally got around to it recently. This Paleo Coconut Shrimp is soooo yummy and addicting, and it’s not even deep fried! You just bake it in the oven for 20 minutes, and you get a golden, crunchy exterior that you just can’t get enough of.

Paleo Coconut Shrimp with Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce

While the Paleo Coconut Shrimp is delicious on its own, the Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce is what really pulls this recipe together. I mean, this sauce is honestly good on it own and we may or may not have been eating it by the spoonful. I highly recommend you make it and I promise you’ll want to put it on everything!

Paleo Coconut Shrimp with Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce

Paleo Coconut Shrimp with Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce

Paleo Coconut Shrimp with Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce

Paleo Coconut Shrimp with Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce

Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Sauce
Cuisine: Caribbean
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Jean Choi

These crispy, oven-baked Paleo Coconut Shrimp with Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce are Whole30-friendly and so deliciously addicting!

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Ingredients

Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce

Paleo Coconut Shrimp

  • 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. Prepare the sauce. Mix all the ingredients together and whisking the ingredients together.
  2. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Rinse shrimp and pat dry with paper towels.
  5. Prepare an assembly line of three bowls: one with tapioca starch, garlic powder, and onion powder; one with whisked egg; and lastly, one with shredded coconut and sea salt.
  6. Dredge the shrimp in the tapioca starch mixture, then the egg, and then coat well with shredded coconut.
  7. Repeat for the rest of the shrimp and place on the prepared baking sheet
  8. Bake for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  9. Serve immediately with Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce.

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Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks

Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks

Guys… Mondays are SO much better when you get a good rest over the weekend (dur). If you are one my newsletter subscribers, you probably received my email last Friday about how I’m going to make an extra effort to practice true self care over the weekend, because that’s something I struggle with a lot. Having your own business and making your own hours, it can be difficult to actually have a weekend, but I took all day yesterday to sleep, watch Netflix, not be near my computer, and go on a nice long walk with my dogs. It was amazing.

So today, I’m all energized and refreshed to share a brand new recipe with you guys. And I promise, you are going to want to make these Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks!

Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks

Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks

Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks

My family has been using sriracha sauce since I was young, so I’ve always been a fan. The combination of the spicy and sweet is so perfect, and my mom whipped up Asian meals often so it pretty much went well with all her cooking. These days, I don’t eat sriracha sauce often because the ingredients usually contain sugar and xanthan gum, but I do enjoy it on occasion because it’s so darn deliciously addicting. I especially love it with chicken or pork!

Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks

Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks

Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks

These Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks came out even better than I expected. The chicken is so juicy, and the sauce is so flavorful and sticky that I regretted not making more. If you don’t think 2 tablespoons of sriracha sauce is spicy enough, you can add more but I think it’ll be fine as written because you’ll end up cooking down the sauce. I can handle spicy really well, and the sauce turned out perfect for my taste.

Are you a fan of spicy food? Then I really hope you make this because I think you’ll love it!

Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks

Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks

Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Author: Jean Choi
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Ingredients

  • 5-6 chicken drumsticks
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tbsp sriracha sauce
  • 2 tbsp gluten free tamari or coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • Optional: Chopped green onions and sesame seeds, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Place the drumsticks in a large bowl in a single layer
  2. Whisk together pineapple juice, sriracha, tamari sauce, apple cider vinegar, garlic, and ginger.
  3. Pour the sauce over the chicken and make sure the chicken is well coated.
  4. Place in the refrigerator and marinate for 1-4 hours, flipping the chicken half way through.
  5. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the drumsticks on the baking sheet, making sure they aren't touching.
  7. Bake the chicken for 40 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  8. While the chicken is cooking, pour the marinade in a small saucepan and heat on the stovetop over high heat. Once the sauce starts boiling, reduce the heat and simmer until the sauce is reduced and thickened, about 7-10 minutes
  9. When the chicken is finished cooking, brush with the reduced sauce.
  10. Sprinkle with chopped green onions and sesame seeds, if using, and serve.

Paleo, Gluten Free Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks - so deliciously spicy!