11. Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Salad
If you’re someone who enjoys avocado but wants a fresh take on an endless parade of guacamole variants, you and your mouth are about to be very happy indeed. Enter the Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Salad. Artfully presented in the hulls of the fruit itself, these cold salads make great appetizers or light meals, and are a great way to please everyone’s palate while using up leftover ingredients (frozen shrimp, anybody?) or those last odd bits of fresh produce. Oh, and spice-heads, there’s Sriracha in here, too. Yum!
12. Shrimp and Asparagus Stir Fry
Another stir fry, this one is full of Asian flavors and satisfying crunch. There’s fresh asparagus and sesame seeds to counteract the juiciness of the shrimp, while the ginger and soy sauce will add a pleasant flavor base for the secret ingredient – brown sugar. Throw in snow peas and a few other ingredients, and you’ve got yourself a delicious low-carb shrimp recipe that’s fit for a king (or a busy weeknight).
13. Zucchini Noodles with Garlic Shrimp
This next recipe is beneficial on several levels beyond simple great taste. For one, it’s gluten-free, so folks with problems in that area can chow down to the point of immobility. Second, it’s a great way to get your RDA of veggies. Third, it’s obviously a great way to cut down on carbs, being an almost no carb shrimp recipe. In fact, you might find that you enjoy Zucchini Noodles with Garlic Shrimp so much that it becomes a staple in your home. Just toss the shrimp in lemon, garlic, paprika, some fresh parsley, and a few other things, make the “pasta”, and you’re set to go. Eat hearty with zero guilt? Sounds good!
14. Easy Shrimp Piccata Over Rich Parmesan Cauliflower Mash
Some people say you can’t have all the good things the pantry has to offer if you switch to a low-carb diet. Some people say you can’t eat well and be health-conscious at the same time. Some people are wrong. This innovative take on classic shrimp and grits is one of the coolest low-carb shrimp recipes around. Yes, it’s healthful and yes, it tastes good, but it’s the sheer ingenuity and creativity of it that’s truly impressive. If you’re searching for some virtually carb free shrimp recipes to add to your rotation, do yourself a favor and make sure this is one of them.
15. Zesty Lime Shrimp And Avocado Salad
Is there anything more refreshing than a great summer salad? This Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad is almost a ceviche, yet for something with more flavor than you can shake a fork at, it remains firmly on the list of low calorie shrimp recipes. Oh, and there’s more – you can easily expand this dish to fit party-sized crowds, or else shrink it down for just one or two people. You can also prepare it ahead of time if you want, although the time it takes to make it is already scant. In short, there’s no reason not to give this dish a shot ASAP!
16. Blackened Shrimp and Crispy Chilled Cucumbers
Looking for an elegant, easy appetizer for your next get-together? Why not try these? Equal parts flavorful and whimsical, they’ll have your guests asking for more even as they squabble over the last one on the platter. Blackened shrimp gives a great burn, but the cucumber circles they rest upon provide cooling refreshment. As far as preparation is concerned, the only thing quicker than the prep time for this dish is how little time it’ll take for the last bite to disappear!
17. Low-Carb Coconut Shrimp
Coconut shrimp is probably one of the most classic shrimp recipes ever, and now it’s got a low-carb twist. Sweet, crunchy, spicy, and juicy all in a measure, this is one of those coveted (almost) carb free shrimp recipes – provided, of course, that you can restrain yourself to one serving at a time!
18. Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
Fancy a taste of the Land of Smiles? Make your mouth happy then with these Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wraps! Thai-spiced shrimp, cilantro-lime mayo, and veggies are wrapped in lettuce leaves to provide an appetizer for four to six people or a meal for two. Carb-free shrimp recipes (or at a hair over 5g of carbs, as close as you’re likely to find) don’t get any simpler than this.
19. Garlic and Parsley Butter Shrimp
If you’d like a basically no carb shrimp recipe that would be perfect for date night, try this. The bath of lemon, parsley, and garlic butter you’ll be giving your shrimpy friends will elevate them from merely good to something sublime – and it’s so easy to put together that even the kids can help.
20. Paleo Bang-Bang Shrimp
The first entry on our list of low-carb shrimp recipes to be explicitly Paleo in nature, this humorously-labeled dish is what might happen if some wild-caught shrimp and buffalo chicken had a baby. A tasty, tasty baby. Think of this dish as wild-caught popcorn shrimp in Sriracha, and you’ll have some idea of what you’re in for.