20 Minute Keto Shrimp Scampi

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Light and lemony, Keto Shrimp Scampi is a nice ketogenic lunch or dinner that can be made quickly in under 20 minutes. Easy keto recipes are essential to long-term adherence and overall satisfaction with a low-carb diet.

20 Minute Shrimp Scampi

Zucchini noodles look just like noodles and satisfactorily fulfill the desire for pasta on a keto diet. This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled and served for a crowd.

What’s Scampi?

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Scampi is a traditional European dish consisting of a certain type of crustacean sauteed in garlic and butter.

There are slight regional differences in Italy, Greece, the United Kingdom, Spain and Norway. Depending on local availability, various crustaceans can be used.

In American cuisine, shrimp and prawns are most common. This keto shrimp scampi uses shrimp.

Get your Pasta Fix with Keto Shrimp Scampi

Converting grain-based pasta dishes to low-carb alternatives is super easy once you know about appropriate ketogenic pasta alternatives.

Zucchini noodles, or zoodles, are a frequent go-to of mine. I before I bought a spiralizer, I used a vegetable peeler that took a bit longer but worked just as well to make broad, thin pasta like noodles. You’ll see this example in “Summer Squash Linguini” from The Ketogenic Edge Cookbook.

My spiralizer was a $30 investment I made to give a little flair in presentation and inspire my children’s interest in food prep. By far, my favorite aspect of spiralized foods is hearing my 5 year old ask to help wind the crank and watch the veggies transform into oodles of noodles. She gets so excited and looks forward to spiralizing her food.

Enjoy a Keto Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream for dessert afterward!

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20 Minute Shrimp Scampi

Jessica Haggard
Prep this quick and easy dinner in 30 minutes or less! Zucchini noodles make this Shrimp Scampi low-carb and gluten-free. It's a light meal, packed with flavor.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 222 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp, garlic, thyme and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until shrimp turns pink, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Pour in chicken stock and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Stir in zucchini noodles and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until soft.
  • Serve immediately, warm. Garnish with Parmesan and parsley, if desired.

Nutrition & Macros

Calories: 222kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 27gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 303mgSodium: 7985mgPotassium: 611mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 703IUVitamin C: 53mgCalcium: 245mgIron: 4mg

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Meet Jessica Haggard

Jessica Haggard is the creator of Primal Edge Health, where she shares simple, nourishing low-carb, keto and carnivore diet recipes.

She has photographed and authored two best selling ketogenic cookbooks, The Ketogenic Edge Cookbook and The Carnivore CookbookLearn more about Jessica…

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