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Keto Shrimp Scampi

This Keto Shrimp Scampi is as simple to make as sauteeing a few ingredients on a skillet pan. You’ll have a fantastic dinner with less than 2 net carbs in no time by using a little lemon, garlic, and parmesan cheese.

I love shrimp scampi, but the traditional dish can be high in carbs. This is a low-carb alternative to the traditional dish that I enjoy. It’s also really simple to prepare! Simply saute lemon and garlic with your shrimp until thoroughly cooked in a skillet pan.

Then, you add in a little parmesan cheese, and dinner is ready! You’ve got a delicious, low-carb meal that’s ready in no time.

This dish is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner but also works beautifully for lazy weekends when you want something delicious to eat but don’t want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen.

 

 

 

Keto Shrimp Scampi

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Keto shrimp scampi recipe

 

A delicious meal with only 2 net grams of carbs per serving! It’s a keto garlic shrimp scampi recipe that you should add to your keto meal planning for a quick and great way to bring dinner to the table.

Is Shrimp Keto Friendly?

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raw shrimp cleaned and ready

raw shrimp cleaned and ready

Shrimp is keto-friendly, making it a great option for those following a low-carb or ketogenic diet. Like other types of seafood, shrimp is low in carbs and high in protein and healthy fats, which are all important in the keto diet. Additionally, shrimp is also rich in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.

Shrimp is high in vitamin B12, which provides 1.4 mcg or 59% of the daily value. They’re also rich in phosphorus, supplying 201 mg (16 percent of the DV).

Why Is Shrimp Scampi Called Scampi?

Ever wonder where shrimp scampi got it’s name? The origins of the name “scampi” are unclear. Some believe it comes from the Italian term “scampare,” which means to get out of a difficult situation, while others think that scampi might be connected to the Latin word for shrimp, “prawna.”

Regardless of its roots, shrimp scampi has become a popular seafood dish enjoyed by many.

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Ingredients You’ll Need To Make Keto-Friendly Shrimp Scampi? 

The following are the ingredients you’ll need to make a delicious shrimp scampi that is perfect for anyone doing a low-carb diet.

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Note that the full printable recipe card is at the bottom of the post. The following are just the ingredients you’ll need.

  • Raw shrimp, large or jumbo shrimp deveined, shelled with tails on
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Fresh garlic cloves, minced
  • Lemon juice
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh parsley, chopped
  • Dry white wine or chicken broth
  • Unsalted butter
  • Olive oil

Shrimp Buying Tips For Low Carb Scampi

When choosing shrimp for a low carb scampi, look for fresh or frozen shrimp that are wild-caught rather than farmed.

This will ensure that you get the highest quality and most nutrient-dense shrimp possible.

If you’re buying frozen, check to see what’s in it. It should just say, “shrimp and water.”

When purchasing, choose large or jumbo shrimp rather than tiny ones. Otherwise, you risk that they get overcooked and become rubbery.

I prefer using shrimp that are peeled, deveined, and with tails intact. The tails add a lot of flavor but since the shrimp are peeled it will make it easier when it comes time to take of the tail.

How To Make Low Carb Shrimp Scampi

keto friendly shrimp scampi recipe

keto-friendly shrimp scampi recipe being made in a large skillet

To make this easy low carb shrimp scampi recipe you’ll start by heating the butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Then add the minced garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds. Next, you’ll add the shrimp and season it with salt and pepper.

Sauté the shrimp for a minute and add the dry white wine and lemon juice before simmering for a minute or two on both sides in the shrimp scampi sauce or until the shrimps turn pink.

Then turn off the stove and add the parmesan cheese and toss the shrimp well. Lastly, garnish with the chopped parsley and serve hot.

Note that you can substitute the dry white wine for chicken broth. If you do so, be sure to omit the salt in this recipe.

What To Serve With Keto Shrimp Scampi

Some great options for serving alongside keto shrimp scampi include cauliflower rice, keto green beans almondine, keto asparagus salad.

or make your own zucchini noodles.

Other Keto Shrimp Recipes To Try

Baked keto shrimp scampi

Keto shrimp fajitas

Keto coconut shrimp

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Keto Shrimp Scampi

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This keto shrimp scampi is a fast and easy seafood dish. Garlic, butter, dry white wine, lemon juice, and parmesan cheese come together for a light keto meal that's made in 10 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 pounds of large or jumbo shrimp deveined, shelled with tails on
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper or to taste
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup of dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup of fresh chopped parsley
  • 3 tablespoons of parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat the butter and olive oil in a large skillet on the stovetop over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds. Then add the shrimp and season it with salt and pepper. Sauté the shrimp for a minute and add the dry white wine and lemon juice before simmering for a minute or two on both sides or until the shrimps turn pink.
  2. Turn off the stove and add the parmesan cheese and toss the shrimp well. Garnish with the chopped parsley, and red pepper flakes if adding, and serve hot.
  3. Serve over cauliflower rice, zoodles, or steamed vegetables.

Notes

You can substitute the dry white wine for chicken broth. If you do so, be sure to omit the salt in this recipe.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 286Total Fat: 13.2gSaturated Fat: 7.1gCholesterol: 420mgSodium: 900mgCarbohydrates: 2.3gNet Carbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.7gProtein: 35g

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