This is the best collection of keto shrimp recipes you will ever find! Discover all of the answers to low-carb shrimp questions and cooking tips.
Even people who don't think they like seafood say they enjoy shrimp once in a while. It has a mild flavor that doesn't taste too fishy.
Plus, this is very light and versatile meat!
It takes on the flavors of whatever spices you use or the other ingredients around it. That's why there are so many wild and different ways to prepare it.
All of the keto shrimp recipes on this list are completely different. You'll find recipes for Asian, BBQ, Mexican inspired shrimp in this list!
Have fun and find a new recipe to try!
Keto Shrimp Tips
Here are a few reoccurring tips that should help with just about any of the recipes below.
- You Can use Fresh or Frozen Shrimp - It doesn't matter which you use, you'll just need to thaw out any frozen shrimp before using them. Place however many you need in a bowl of cold water, and in about 15 minutes they should be thawed.
- Don't Use Precooked Shrimp - I guess there is nothing inherently wrong with using the precooked version, but I like to cook my own to ensure they are as fresh as can be.
- Don't Overcook Your Shrimp - The key is to remove your shrimp from the skillet right when they are uniformly pink. Don't let them get brown or grey spots - they mean you've cooked them for too long!
- Use a Light Oil - I like to use olive oil to sauté my shrimp, but you could use other low carb oils like coconut or avocado oil.
15 Keto Shrimp Recipes For Everyone
Whether you enjoy them grilled, roasted, fried, or wrapped in bacon, there is something for everyone on this list. There are recipes that you can eat for lunch and others that make yummy appetizers or side dishes.
Check out these 15 recipes I've put together for you. There's something for everyone!
1. Gluten-Free Coconut Shrimp
This keto coconut shrimp recipe is wonderful for snacks or party food. They have the perfect crunch and taste like food you'd find in paradise.
2. Chicken and Shrimp Stir Fry
Add some Asian flair to your table with this chicken and shrimp stir fry. It is a one-pan meal that is packed with protein and veggies. You can use your favorite veggies so I just used broccoli.
3. Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
If you like spicy foods, then you should make some shrimp lettuce wraps. They are made with a spicy cajun sauce that will light your mouth up, so use it sparingly if you don't like spicy food!
4. Spaghetti Squash Alfredo
Enjoy some spaghetti with a seafood twist with this creamy garlic shrimp recipe. It is a complete dinner in one pan! I personally love this dish.
It is super creamy due to generous helpings of parmesan and cream cheese.
5. Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas
Instead of tacos, fill your plate with some sheet pan shrimp fajitas. This is the perfect shrimp dish for parties or when you want something different for Taco Tuesday.
Tip: Try adding some red pepper flakes or fresh jalapenos for a little more spice.
6. Slow Cooker Shrimp Scampi
Another classic seafood dish is shrimp scampi. This keto shrimp recipe cooks all day in your slow cooker. It's one of the easiest and tastiest slow cooker meals I have had in a very long time!
Serve this garlic shrimp with cauliflower rice to keep this dinner recipe low carb.
7. Keto Shrimp Boil
Boiled shrimp and andouille sausage mixed with low-carb veggies and then tossed in Old Bay seasoning- yum! This shrimp boil is bursting with flavor and makes the perfect summer dinner for everyone to enjoy.
Tip: Squeeze a little lemon on top for a pop of citrus!
This keto gumbo features large, juicy shrimp and spicy andouille sausage in a Cajun-flavored chicken broth. It has lots of kick and just 8g net carbs per serving.
It doesn't need anything else in my opinion!
9. Sushi Rolls
This delicious keto sushi is a fresh and easy meal that’s also low in carbs. It’s perfect for when you are craving something satisfying and seafood-inspired!
10. Bang Bang Shrimp
These bang bang shrimp are crispy with a bit of heat! The best thing about them is that you can make them on the stove top or in your air fryer - no deep-fryer needed.
11. Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp
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Bacon-lovers, this one is for you! This air fryer bacon-wrapped shrimp is crispy and incredibly satiating. It makes the best appetizer or party food. Serve it at your next cookout too.
12. Keto Shrimp Fried Rice
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If you don't have much time, then make this 20-minute shrimp fried rice recipe. That really is how long it will take you to make this filling meal!
This is the perfect recipe for lunch or meal prep.
13. Shrimp Chowder
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Warm up on cold days with this keto shrimp chowder! The shrimp is the perfect texture to complement the thick and creamy broth. Add your favorite low-carb veggies to make it heartier and more filling.
14. Zucchini Shrimp Fra Diavolo
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This rich and spicy zucchini shrimp fra diavolo is packed with Italian flavors. Instead of pasta, use zucchini to make this an entire meal in one pan. It's all in a rich tomato sauce.
15. Shrimp Ceviche
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This shrimp ceviche is oozing with juicy flavors. The secret is the marinated shrimp and the fresh, crispy veggies.
Tip: Use red onions for the boldest flavors.
Frequently Asked Questions About Shrimp
What do you think? Are you craving shrimp now? I know I am! Here are some questions people often ask about shrimp and the keto diet.
Yes, shrimp is fantastic on the keto diet. Shrimp actually contains so few carbs, it's basically a no-carb food. Plus, it's packed with healthy fats and an excellent source of protein. When you need more protein on keto, it's always a good idea to eat more shrimp.
As you can see from this round-up of ideas, you can season shrimp with almost any seasonings you can think of! The most popular spices are garlic and Italian seasoning. Shrimp also tastes amazing with hot and spicy sauces with lots of zesty pepper sauces. A spruce of lemon juice works too!
The vein isn't really a vein but the shrimp's digestive tract. It looks like a thin dark string that runs along the back of the shrimp. It's safe to eat them but, once in awhile, you might taste the grittiness from it. It's really easy to remove the vein. All you do is pull it out with the tip of your knife!
The shells actually add lots of flavor when you cook with them, so you don't have to shell them before you cook. Some recipes call for the shrimp to be peeled, so just follow the instructions each time. If it is easier, you can always buy peeled shrimp to save yourself time and worry.
I hope you enjoy this round-up of easy keto shrimp recipes and find one that you love. If you do, let me know in the comments down below!
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