This Keto Shrimp Recipe is the perfect way to make a delicious dinner that is low in carbs. With just two simple ingredients needed, this keto-friendly meal is the best. Perfect for a quick weeknight meal.
Shrimp is such a great protein to add to your meal rotation. Not only does it cook quickly and easily, but it's so simple to flavor as well. What I really enjoy about eating shrimp is that it takes on the flavors of the other ingredients so easily, too.
Once the large shrimp are cooked, you can literally use them with so many different types of recipes. Add them to a lettuce wrap for a healthy meal, dice them up, and add them to a salad, or just enjoy dipping them into your favorite dip, too. Cooked shrimp give so many options for eating them, and they're all delicious!
Speaking of scrumptious recipes, be sure to check out my Keto Shrimp Scampi for another great way to use shrimp and add it to your weekly meals.
Shrimp - Save yourself some time and buy them already deveined and peeled at the store.
Salted Butter - Using salted butter is excellent for adding more flavor easily to the shrimp. With the taste of salt, you really don't even have to add other toppings.
How to make the best Keto Shrimp Recipe
Step One: Add the butter to a skillet and melt it slowly over low heat.
Step Two: After the butter is melted, add the shrimp to the pan, but only in a single layer. Don’t overcrowd as the shrimp needs to be immersed well in the butter.
Step Three: Cook the shrimp on low heat for 5-7 minutes, then flip and cook for 3 minutes.
Step Four: Once the internal temperature of the shrimp reaches 125 degrees, they should be done cooking.
Adding just a few simple ingredients will give you various dishes like Tuscan butter shrimp or even a shrimp scampi sauce to drizzle over the top of the shrimp dish.
Brown the butter - If you want the butter to be darker and have a richer flavor to cooking the shrimp in, you can brown it. Just melt it over medium heat, and then turn it down to low heat and add the shrimp.
Add seasonings - As the shrimp cooks, you can add various seasonings to change up how the shrimp tastes. Some great flavor options to add are cloves of garlic, red pepper flakes, parmesan cheese, cajun seasoning, black pepper, and even some more salt. Add cajun seasoning to make cajun shrimp.
Citrus - A squeeze of fresh lemon juice will cut the richness of the butter. Lime zest and fresh cilantro will give a Mexican vibe when served in lettuce wraps with avocado and salsa.
Creamy Shrimp - Add a cube of cream cheese and a splash of heavy cream to the pan. Top with parmesan cheese
What can I serve with this juicy shrimp to make a low-carb dinner?
If you're on the keto diet, you can serve quite a few dishes! Cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles, spaghetti squash, and even a side salad topped with cherry tomatoes are all great ideas.
If you want to add another meat to the dish, cooked andouille sausage is yummy, too!
You can put together an easy weeknight dinner and easy dinners quickly for your family members, even if they aren't on a low-carb diet like you may be.
The beauty of making low-carb shrimp recipes is that they're versatile and delicious and are a great option for anyone to eat. Adding fresh shrimp to the family dinner is a great idea!
What are good toppings to add to this easy shrimp recipe?
Once the shrimp are cooked, adding fresh parsley and squeezing a bit of fresh lemon juice on top is an excellent addition. This is the best way to add flavor and taste without adding any extra grams of net carbs to the overall dish.
Cooking shrimp is simple and easy to alter the taste, so have fun when you're adding toppings. One of my other favorite dishes to make using this shrimp recipe is cilantro lime shrimp. It's literally adding fresh cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime to the top of the cooked shrimp.
How do I store leftover shrimp?
To be able to enjoy this healthy dinner the next day, you can store the leftover of this easy keto shrimp scampi recipe in an airtight container. For the best results, eat with 1 day of storing.
To reheat the shrimp, you can add them back to the skillet and heat them for 2-3 minutes or until their internal temperature reaches 125 degrees. I would add a bit more butter back to a large skillet and reheat the shrimp that way.
Don't forget to use the leftovers for salads, wraps, or any other type of dish that you want! You really can't go wrong!
- 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
- 4 oz salted butter
- Melt butter slowly over low heat in a large or medium skillet.
- Once the butter is melted, start adding the shrimp to the pan. Slowly cook the shrimp over low heat for about 5-7 minutes then flip and cook for another 3 minutes.
- The shrimp are done when the internal temperature reaches 125°F or when the translucent flesh becomes opaque at the thickest part of the shrimp.