This shrimp boil recipe is keto-friendly and delicious. Boiled shrimp and andouille sausage mixed with low-carb veggies and then tossed in Old Bay seasoning- yum! This seafood dish is bursting with flavor and makes the perfect summer dinner for everyone to enjoy.
Do you love eating shrimp? You should try making this quick and easy shrimp boil at home!
This boil is hearty and flavorful- thanks to the Old Bay seasoning. Even though it is a simple recipe, it can easily be thrown together before dinner and will be ready in under an hour.
Even picky eaters love this dish as the kids can dig their hands into this delicious medley of vegetables, sausage, and seafood.
Because seafood boils are so versatile, you can add in whatever ingredients you have on hand. That is the beauty of recipes like this one!
You could add in more seafood or more sausage or whatever veggies you have on hand. I like to keep this boil focused on shrimp since I find that to be the most crowd-pleasing option.
But, I have previously added crab legs and it was so yummy!
This is the perfect dish to serve all on its own if you are in a hurry, or you can add a side to make it fancier. Either way, no one is going to judge you!
Ingredients Needed For Keto Shrimp Boil Recipe
Everything you need to make this seafood recipe is pretty easy to find. Here are a few ingredients that you will need!
The shrimp in this recipe is the most important ingredient! This is what gives the whole boil a delicious seafood flavor.
Shrimp is the perfect seafood option for a keto boil since they are so low in carbs. They are also very tasty and pair well with most vegetables.
I prefer to buy raw shrimp without the head or tail so it makes it easier to eat and clean up. Plus, it's way more kid-friendly that way!
Andouille sausage is another important ingredient that really takes this boil up a notch. Its strong and smoky flavor pairs beautifully with the mild veggies and shrimp.
Not only is this sausage bursting with flavor and some pretty amazing textures. It is also very good for keto dishes!
Just make sure to buy andouille sausage that is sugar-free.
For the veggies, I decided to add onions, squash, and cauliflower.
The onions add a huge amount of flavor to this boil, making it taste so much better. Squash is a perfect combination with seafood boils since it soaks up the flavor. It also adds a hint of sweetness which goes perfectly with the shrimp.
One of my favorite parts of a shrimp boil were the little red potatoes. But, since potatoes are not a low-carb vegetable, I swapped them out with fresh cauliflower florets. It helps to bulk out the dish.
Every seafood boil has to have butter, which is why I have added plenty to this recipe. Butter helps to get everything coated in spices and makes the broth taste so much better!
And, who doesn't love butter?
This recipe requires a hefty sum of liquid between water and chicken broth. You don't want to skimp on the liquid since this keto boil needs all of the moisture.
You also want enough liquid for an amazingly tasty broth after everything has cooked. This can be used in other dishes!
Shrimp Boil Seasoning
I have kept this seafood boil simple when it comes to the seasonings. Leaving all of the flavors to Old Bay seasoning blend and plenty of garlic.
Between the broth, butter, veggies, sausage, and shrimp, these seasonings are just enough to bring everything together. It may seem simple, but this dish is amazingly flavorful!
Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low-carb recipe.
- To make this shrimp boil spicy, add in some cajun seasoning along with the old bay. You can also add a few dashes of cayenne pepper!
- For a dipping sauce, melt down some of the leftover butter and add in some fresh garlic. You can also add in a few dashes of Old Bay seasoning or cajun spice.
- Squeeze a few lemons for a pop of acidity!
How To Make A Seafood Boil With Shrimp
All of the exact steps for this sauce are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. First, here are the steps along with some extra tips that I think will really help you out!
Bring The Broth To A Boil
Start by placing your seasonings, water, and chicken broth into a large pot on the stove. Bring this mixture to a rolling boil.
Add In The Rest Of The Ingredients
Now that the broth is boiling, add in the cauliflower first to cook for about 3 minutes. Then add in the shrimp, sausage, squash, and onions.
Boil with the lid on for 10 to 15 minutes or until everything is cooked the way that you like.
Drain And Serve
Drain the remaining liquid from the boil and toss in the melted butter. Serve hot with fresh parsley on top as a garnish!
What To Serve With A Shrimp Boil
Most of the time, I simply serve the boil all on its own because it has so many components to make a full meal.
Frequently Asked Questions About Keto Shrimp Boil
Before we get into the recipe and instructions, here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about this keto boil.
Are shrimp keto-friendly?
Yes! Shrimp is a great keto-friendly seafood option since they are so low in carbs. They are also a good source of protein and are more mild tasting than most seafood. So go ahead and enjoy them in simple dishes like crock pot shrimp scampi.
What kinds of seafood can I add to my shrimp boil?
There are many kinds of seafood that are safe to eat on a keto diet. Some fish include salmon, flounder, and mahi-mahi.
You can also eat bay scallops, crab, and lobster!
How long will this shrimp boil last in the fridge?
This seafood boil will last 3 to 4 days in the fridge if kept in a very cool area with an airtight lid on top.
Make sure you check it before eating since seafood and veggies can sometimes go bad faster than expected.
More Keto Seafood Recipes
If you enjoyed this keto shrimp boil, you will love these other seafood-inspired keto recipes! These are some of my favorite seafood dishes to serve in rotation.
- Easy Keto Crab Cakes Recipe with Pork Rinds are the perfect version of keto crab cakes for the seafood lover.
- Keto Clam Chowder is a great low-carb chowder option for a rainy day.
- Shrimp Spaghetti Squash Alfredo with Broccoli is a comforting meal that tastes just as good as real spaghetti.
- Shrimp Lettuce Wraps are a light and refreshing keto meal perfect for seafood lovers.
- Best Fish Tacos are a delicious meal that everyone can enjoy, even the kids!
Keto Shrimp Boil
- 1 pound Shrimp peeled, deveined, and tails off
- 1 Link Andouille sausage cut into slices
- ½ medium onion cut into wedges
- 1 small yellow squash sliced
- 3 cup. cauliflower florets
- 4 teaspoon minced garlic
- ¼ cup Old Bay seasoning
- 3 tablespoon Melted butter
- 3 cup Water
- 2 cup Chicken broth
- Chopped parsley for garnish
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place the chicken broth, water, Old Bay seasoning, garlic and onion into a large pot on the stove and bring to a boil.
- Add the cauliflower and salt and pepper to taste in the pot and boil for 3 minutes.
- Mix in the shrimp, sausage and yellow squash. Boil with the lid on for another 5-10 minutes until the shrimp is cooked and vegetables are done to your liking.
- Drain the liquid from the mixture.
- Transfer the mixture to a bowl and drizzle with butter.
- Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.
Notes on Nutritional Information
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