We got 9 delicious keto shrimp recipes for you to try out and add to your to cook list. Not only is shrimp a great source of protein, but it's also nutrient-dense, can help prevent certain types of cancer, and low in calories and carbs.
Shrimp: One of the World's Healthiest Foods That Is Also Keto-Friendly
1. Lemon Garlic Shrimp
There are not too many food combinations that go better like lemon, garlic, and shrimp. And not only that, this recipe is quick and easy, about 15 minutes or so to be specific.
No long list of ingredients to read through for this one. For the shrimp, a medium-sized variety is recommended.
2. Buffalo Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
Lettuce wraps are a staple in most keto diets and using shrimp in them is a no brainer. The shrimp cooks on low in butter and Frank's hot sauce, really giving the shrimp a chance to soak up all that buffalo flavor and richness.
This is a great recipe to have on hand for a quick lunch idea and also works great for meal prepping. Don't forget to top them off with crumbled bleu cheese to really complete the buffalo shrimp experience!
3. Keto Shrimp Zoodle Alfredo
Some of our favorite keto recipes are the ones that allow us to enjoy dishes we'd normally have to give up when it comes to cutting carbs. With a simple switch of zucchini noodles in place of traditional pasta, you can achieve just that in the case of classic alfredo pasta.
4. Keto Breaded Shrimp
Instead of using bread crumbs for that crunchy outer coating, crushed pork rinds come in to save the day and make them keto-friendly. We actually like the flavor of the pork rinds coating as it gives the shrimp a unique salty and crunchy coating you won't find in the traditional recipe.
5. Blackened Shrimp And Cauliflower Grits
Traditional grits are delicious and full of flavor but unfortunately, also high in carbs. However, with a quick switch of cauliflower for the traditional grits, you get a delicious, creamy yet healthier alternative.
6. Cilantro Lime Shrimp With Zucchini Noodles
Low in carbs and calories, this makes for a great and light lunch or dinner idea. Preparing the marinade for the shrimps first is key so they can sit and soak up those lime and cilantro flavors while you prep the other ingredients.
7. Spicy Garlic Shrimp With Broccoli Mash
The spicy, tender shrimp contrast well with the creamy, cheese broccoli mash. Instead of typical potato mash, you get health benefits such as high fiber, immunity-boosting qualities, and less of the carbs.
It's also a great sneaky way to get more vegetables into your diet but you won't really notice it as much with the delicious, cheesy, and creamy texture of the broccoli mash shining through.
8. Tuscan Butter Shrimp
Tuscan butter is one of those magical ingredients that seem to make anything it partners with absolutely tasty and shrimp is no exception. To top it off, this recipe takes about 20 minutes flat and everything cooks in one pot.
9. Cajun Sausage Shrimp Foil Packs
This foil pack idea is such a win-win since it keeps all the flavor and juices inside the pack and you just throw it away once you're done eating. We love the combination of cajun spiced shrimp, smoky sausage, and summer vegetables in this convenient foil package. Super tasty and quick, it's low-carb, paleo-friendly, and gluten-free!
Watch this video from No Hippie BBQ & Cooking for other keto shrimp recipes:
We hope these keto shrimp recipes encourage you to give shrimp a look, especially if you're looking for new and exciting keto recipes to incorporate into your diet. Also, even if a favorite recipe of yours isn't keto-friendly, don't worry. Usually, a couple of simple modifications to the recipe can change all of that, as seen above.
What are some of your favorite shrimp recipes to prepare? Try any of the recipes above? Tell us in the comment section below!
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