To prepare shrimp, peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact. Rinse shrimp in cold water; drain on paper towels until dry.
Combine cornstarch, salt, and red pepper in a shallow dish; stir with a whisk. Place the egg whites in a medium bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium-high speed until frothy (about 2 minutes). Place coconut in a shallow dish.
Working with one shrimp at a time, dredge in cornstarch mixture. Dip in egg white; dredge in coconut, pressing gently with fingers. Place shrimp on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Repeat the procedure with remaining shrimp, cornstarch mixture, egg white, and coconut. Lightly coat shrimp with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until shrimp are done, turning after 10 minutes.
To prepare salsa, combine pineapple and remaining ingredients in a medium bowl; stir to combine.
Made to recipe & they were well-liked. Only change was to use coconut spray oil. If we were to make again, would use half sweetened coconut flakes & half unsweetened because it was a bit too sweet, just personal taste. Salsa was a nice pairing to the shrimp, very attractive presentation. Served as appetizer before CL's cumin-dusted chicken.
Made this recipe for dinner one night. It took a little longer than expected to prepare, so keep that in mind. My husband really liked it, I found the shrimp to be overcooked, but the breading was tasty. I will make this again because my husband liked it so much, but would cut down the baking time or the temperature so the shrimp aren't dried out and chewy. I served it with a simple cocktail sauce, we didn't end up having time to make the salsa so I can't rate that.
I made this for my family and friends and it was a huge hit. My best friend's husband said over and over "this is one of the best things I have ever eaten". He said it was in the top five of any meals he has ever had. I was thrilled. I didn't watch the shrmp close enough and it got a little too brown, but it was still good. I served it on a bed of "citrust scented basamati rice" and then topped it with the pineapple salsa! Excellent. I would highly recommend this dish. When I make it again I will definitely use jumbo shrimp. My shrimp were to small and that made it labor intensive. Do your self a favor and make this dish!!! Don't be afraid to try it for company the first time you make it! I did and was thrilled with the result and the compliments!!