How Many Keto Recipes With Shrimp Have You Tried? You’re Going To Want To Know About This One If You Love Easy.
Let Your Oven Do All Of The Work.
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We’re going to make keto breadcrumbs and then mix them with yummy things like butter and garlic.
You’ll spread that delicious low-carb mixture on the shrimp and pop them in the oven for 12 minutes. This is an elevated weeknight dinner you’re going to want to try!
Keto Recipes With Shrimp Should All Be This Easy
EASY KETO SHRIMP RECIPES
The beauty of shrimp, in my opinion, is how quickly it cooks. There is nothing more frustrating than waiting on dinner when you’re hungry. That’s why I love shrimp and this recipe so much.
What are you after when you want shrimp? In particular, low-carb spicy shrimp tacos like these from Hungry Happens? Or, maybe a creamy Tuscan shrimp from Gimme Delicious?
But, this is the low-carb recipe for you if you want bread crumbs soaked in butter with fresh garlic and parsley added. This is definitely the one for you if you want to smear that satisfying topping on the shrimp and pop it in the oven for 12 minutes.
KETO SEAFOOD KETO BREADCRUMBS
A toasty bread topping is popular for many keto seafood dishes. But the standard grocery store breadcrumbs are not low-carb.
So, let’s make our own.
First, you’ll want to head to your local Aldi and grab this keto-friendly bread. Click on the image if you want to see 2 fun ways to use this bread as a delicious appetizer at your next party.
Second, you’ll want to leave out 4 to 5 slices overnight letting the bread become stale and hard. That will be enough to make 1 cup of breadcrumbs.
But don’t worry if you don’t want to wait. You can put the bread in your oven, straight on the rack, for about 20 – 30 minutes at around 200 degrees. Flip the bread a few times for maximum crispness.
Lastly, put the stale bread into a food processor or blender until you get a breadcrumb consistency. Easy peasy!
LOW CARB OVEN BAKED SHRIMP
We know we need breadcrumbs, I’ve mentioned butter, parsley (fresh herbs are the best!), and garlic. We’ll use some salt and pepper of course. I also like to add Old Bay and a little ground cayenne. I don’t think we can make a shrimp dish without lemon, so plan on that, too.
Now, let’s focus on the star of the dish – Shrimp.
There is a fancy grocery store on the cute cobblestoned lined alley next to my apartment. To me, fancy means better quality and more expensive. It also means shell-on shrimp. Well, at this store anyway.
Typically, I prefer the lazy route. AKA already shelled and deveined.
There is a silver lining, though. Shell-on usually saves you a few pennies. So, tell Alexa to play your favorites list while you remove the shell and devein the shrimp.
I remove all of the shell, I don’t need to do more work once it’s cooked. But that is a personal preference. I’ve seen and had many baked shrimp in my time with the tail shell still intact.
I like full coverage when it comes to seasonings. If you feel the same, add the shrimp to a bowl and toss it with olive oil, fresh lemon juice, and Old Bay. Or, simply add oil to the bottom of your baking dish and then arrange the shrimp on top and sprinkle the Old Bay.
LOW CARB RECIPES WITH SHRIMP
It’s time to make the best part, the toasty bread topping.
In the same bowl as you used for the shrimp (we don’t like washing extra dishes around here), add the breadcrumbs, garlic, butter, parsley, salt, and pepper. If you like it a touch zippy like I do, sprinkle in some cayenne pepper.
Mixy mix and then spread an even layer over the shrimp.
12 minutes later, the shrimp is cooked and ready to be enjoyed. I always broil mine for an extra minute or two as I really like a crunchy topping. But, that’s not a necessary step. You will notice that the extra heat from broiling makes the buttery bread crumbs bubble which settle as little holes. Check out the image below. I prefer crunchy over pretty. What do you think?
But doesn’t she look pretty on a plate? What will you add to make this a full meal? A side salad? Maybe low-carb noodles?
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Buttery Breadcrumb Shrimp Bake
- 1 # Shrimp, deveined and shelled
- 1 T Olive Oil
- 1/2 Lemon, juiced
- 2 T Old Bay
- 1 C Keto Bread Crumbs
- 4 T Butter, melted
- 2-3 Garlic Cloves, minced
- 3 T Fresh Parsley, chopped
- 1/2 t Salt
- 1/4 t Pepper
- 1/2 T Cayenne Pepper optional
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
- In a bowl, mix the shrimp, olive oil, lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon of Old Bay
- Spread the shrimp in an even layer in a baking dish
- Sprinkle the remaining Old Bay over the shrimp
- In a bowl, mix the breadcrumbs through the optional cayenne pepper and spread the mixture evenly on top of the shrimp
- Bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until the shrimp is fully cooked. Finish under the broiler for 2 additional minutes for a crispier topping