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Popcorn Shrimp {Gluten Free – Frozen Favorite}

Popcorn Shrimp

Popcorn Shrimp {Gluten Free – Frozen Favorite}

Popcorn shrimp used to be a CLASSIC when I was younger. Granted, not the most healthy popcorn shrimp in the frozen section. But, I was like – I HAVE to recreate this! I remember having these for a quick dinner protein with some vegetables and it was always one of my favorite meals! If I think about it hard enough, it was in a blue box? Oh man, young memories.

And tackling gluten free and the “fry” feel is NOT an easy feat, but it is DONE! 🙂 I may or may not have been jumping up and down when I finished this! Was this a dish you had in the past? Something that you loved?

When you make it, make sure to tag us @nuvitruwellness on Instagram + Facebook, so we can see your beautiful creation! We love connecting with our tribe on social media, so definitely reach out to us there!!!

I’ve been looooving copper pans too, so if you haven’t tried them, do it! I love the non-stick feature when cooking and afterwards when cleaning – everything just slides right off!

If you’re a shrimp fan, we have other shrimp recipes on the blog! They are…

Popcorn Shrimp

Popcorn Shrimp {Gluten Free - Frozen Favorite}

Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Servings: 4 People


  • 3/4 Cup Arrowroot Powder
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Rice Flour
  • 4 Tbsp Coconut Oil Possibly more*
  • 1 lb Shrimp Thawed, Wild Caught


  • In one bowl, put arrowroot powder. In another bowl, put the eggs and scramble them. In a third bowl, put the brown rice flour. With the measurements of this recipe, I honestly don't recommend worrying about the exact measure of the flours. Just put some in the bowl (and if you need more, you can always add more). I just don't like wasting unused flour.
  • With each shrimp, dip it in the arrowroot powder first. Shake off excess. Next, dip it in the egg. Shake off excess. Then, dip it into the brown rice flour! Set aside.
  • Repeat that process until all shrimp are breaded.
  • Heat up a pan over medium heat with plenty of coconut oil. Make sure you have enough to cover the bottom + even a little more. Again, don't worry much about measurements.
  • Put the breaded shrimp into the pan and make sure it's all on one layer (do not throw too many shrimp in the pan). Let it fry for a couple minutes. Flip them over to fry the other side for a couple more minutes.
  • Take out finished shrimp and put on a plate with a paper towel.
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Lahana Vigliano

Lahana Vigliano is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and CEO of Nuvitru Wellness. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition Science and Masters Degree in Nutrition Science and Functional Medicine. She is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Clinical Nutrition. Lahana and her team help support women who struggle with weight loss, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, chronic fatigue, and many other lingering issues that leaves women not feeling their best. She uses food as medicine, as well as herbs and supplements when needed, to support her clients. She looks at the whole body holistically making sure women are understanding how nutrition, sleep, stress, and their environment impact their health. Connect with her on Facebook + Instagram (@nuvitruwellness).