Weight loss. Aside from being the perennial goal of roughly half the world’s population at any given time, it’s also a vibrant, thriving segment of the commercial sector (the former, incidentally, is not unrelated to the latter). Of course, with weight loss being such a widely and ardently pursued goal, everyone wants to know the secret of success. There are, it seems, as many diets as there are stars in the sky, but most of them are flashes in the pans or outright flops. The low-carb diet, on the other hand, is a different matter. A proven tool in the battle to shed pounds and feel great, nutritious low-carb foods have seen many a person, be they overweight, diabetic, or otherwise unhealthy and unhappy, transform themselves into the fit and fabulous person they’ve always wanted to be. If that sounds like something you might be interested in, then the following guide is for you. In it, we’ll be taking a look at 50 of the tastiest, healthiest low-carb shrimp recipes out there. Anyone can make them – all it takes is a bit of time and desire. The recipes are below, pictures included, so there’s no time to waste; it’s time to cook. Let’s get started!
Nothing’s Fishy About These Recipes: The Top 50 Low-Carb Shrimp Recipes Online
1. Chipotle Lime Grilled Shrimp
The smoky flavors of the chipotle pepper and the bright tones of lime juice are a classic combination used by grill-masters everywhere. Why not join them? You can marinate your shrimp in this simple concoction, or jazz things up a bit with add-ins like cilantro, honey, garlic, and so on. Oh, one more thing: Not only do these low-carb Chipotle Lime Shrimp skewers taste great on their own, but they also work great as part of a larger recipe.
2. Simple Italian Shrimp
This next recipe is a real low-carb lifesaver. Not only can you count this as a staple in your collection of virtually carb-free shrimp recipes, but it’s also one of those things that just happens to be super quick, super easy, and totally customizable in the preparation department. Simply saute your shrimp with garlic, oregano, some Italian dressing, and serve with a steamed veggie side. You’ll feel like you’re in Rome, and it’ll only take you 10 minutes to get there!
3. Zucchini Shrimp Scampi
Another Italian dish with a twist, this one’s for all you pasta lovers out there who might think a low-carb diet means you have to leave your comfort foods behind. If that’s you, well, all you’ll need is one buttery, lemony, garlicky bite of this Zucchini Shrimp Scampi to change your mind. Spiral-cut (and totally fork-twirlable!) zucchini strands take the place of traditional noodles; the rest of the ingredients are just what you’d expect from a delicious shrimp scampi – with a little red pepper thrown in for zing, of course.
4. Atkins Popcorn Garlic Shrimp
Would you like an appetizer or light meal that’ll be on your plate so quickly it’s like you didn’t even have to make it? This is the low-carb shrimp recipe for you. Careful, though, these things are addictive! Bite-sized popcorn shrimp tossed in garlic, red pepper flakes, and lemon juice (among other things) burst on your tongue like fireworks of flavor. Don’t be surprised if people ask you for the recipe on a regular basis.
5. Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice Bowl
Fried rice fans, rejoice, because you’re about to experience low-carb nirvana. This cauliflower rice bowl is packed full of color, flavor, and nutrients in its natural form – tons of crisp veggies, tender shrimp, scrambled eggs, and vibrant seasonings will do that – but you can also experiment to your heart’s content, throwing in different additives to suit all tastes. The star here, is, of course, the use of shredded cauliflower florets in lieu of traditional fried rice; it’s what makes this almost no-carb shrimp recipe such a natural addition to anyone’s low-carb diet plan.
6. Lemon Garlic Shrimp
Harness the flavors of summer with these Lemon Garlic Shrimp! Tossed in all the light, zesty flavors of the season, your mouth will be watering, but fear not; this dish only takes about 20 minutes to whip up. Better yet, this is one of those low-carb foods that seems almost purpose-built to be a party dish. Grab some friends, throw on some Netflix or the big game, and chow down. You’ll be extremely glad you did.
7. Light Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Carbonara
If you’re trying to trim your waistline and add muscle without a lot of effort, recipes like this Light Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Carbonara are just what the doctor ordered. Clever substitutions – spaghetti squash “noodles” and a creamy broth of Parmesan cheese, chicken broth, and egg yolks, for instance – mean you get all the deliciousness of the traditional carbonara recipe without the fat and carbs that normally come along for the ride. There’s even bacon crumbled atop all the succulent shrimp that goes into this dish. Honestly, what more could you ask for?
8. Low-Carb Creamed Spinach with Shrimp
A great idea for when it starts to get chilly, this is one of those low calorie shrimp recipes that just screams “comfort food”. Full of homey yet healthy goodness, you’ve got all the tasty essentials for a great soup: Fresh spinach, heavy cream, garlic, onion, and a bit of Parmesan for garnish, and of course, lots of fresh shrimp. Serve piping hot, curl up with a book, and let Old Man Winter blow himself out. Hint: Got a cold? Add hot sauce or some red pepper flakes and cure thyself!
9. Garlic Parmesan Roasted Shrimp
So, you’ve got a party in an hour and you forgot to make an appetizer, or you burnt it, or the dog ate it. Either way, you’re screwed – or are you? Not if you’re reading this recipe guide, you aren’t! Instead, you’ll know to relax and whip up a couple platters of these Garlic Parmesan Roasted Shrimp. Add some cocktail sauce (or just eat them plain, they’re that good), and your guests will be over the moon. Not bad for an almost no carb shrimp recipe that takes about fifteen minutes to make, eh?
10. Roasted Shrimp and Broccoli
If you’re on a low-carb diet, you’re not going to find a much simpler way of sticking to it than by following this next low-carb shrimp recipe. Take some broccoli and roast it with some Parmesan, lemon, and spices, and toss it with a healthy serving of big, juicy shrimp. By their powers combined, you’ll get one of the tastiest, simplest low-carb foods imaginable. Curious? Well then, whip some up and chow down!