In traditional versions of this recipe, shrimp is coated with sweetened coconut flakes and panko breadcrumbs, then deep fried. This healthier, lighter version is gluten free and baked, rather than fried. This version also calls for unsweetened coconut flakes, which allows the other seasonings to take center stage. Here, a tangy avocado-lime dip rounds out the flavors. However, a sugar-free orange marmalade would be a wonderful addition, as well.
In this case, large 10/15 count shrimp were used. However, medium-sized shrimp work better for larger gatherings. If using smaller shrimp, reduce cooking time by a few minutes to prevent overcooking.
Tip: For crispier results, reduce baking time to 10 minutes, then place the shrimp under the broiler for 1-2 minutes per side.