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Indian Spicy Shrimp

This Indian spicy shrimp appetizer is incredibly easy to prepare and cook! Perfect for anyone following a low carb or keto diet!
Indian Spicy Shrimp - a low carb and keto appetizer recipe

 

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This is a super straight-forward recipe: marinate the shrimp for just ten minutes, sauté them and enjoy the wonderful flavors. Oh and it's wonderfully low carb, too – like almost ZERO CARB. 🙂 If you're not used to Indian food, this is a great introduction – and you could always skip the red pepper flakes if you prefer!

Check out all my recipes for low carb Indian food!!

How to Make Indian Spicy Shrimp

In a bowl, mix together red pepper flakes, ground cumin, ground turmeric and salt. Add some oil (something with a neutral taste) and stir to mix.

Indian Spicy Shrimp - a low carb and keto appetizer recipe

Add some raw shrimp – I prefer deveined, shell off, tail-on shrimp for this recipe. But you can use whatever you like, as long as they're deveined. 🙂

Indian Spicy Shrimp - a low carb and keto appetizer recipe

Cover and leave to marinate for at least ten minutes, although overnight in the fridge would be totally fine.

Heat a large skillet over a medium-hot heat and add the shrimp. Fry for 4-5 minutes or until cooked, turning over halfway through the cooking time.

Indian Spicy Shrimp - a low carb and keto appetizer recipe

Serve over shredded lettuce and a garnish of fresh cilantro leaves and lemon slices for a tasty Indian appetizer, or with Cardamom Cauliflower Rice as a main meal.

Indian Spicy Shrimp - a low carb and keto appetizer recipe

Alternatively, remove the tails and add them to a low carb tortilla with lettuce for a delicious lunch!

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Indian Spicy Shrimp - a low carb and keto appetizer recipe

Indian Spicy Shrimp

Indian Spicy Shrimp

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Marinating Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This Indian spicy shrimp appetizer is incredibly easy to prepare and cook! Perfect for anyone following a low carb or keto diet!

Ingredients

  • 12 oz raw shrimp, deveined, shell off, tail on
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbs oil
  • lemon slices and cilantro leaves, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Mix together the red pepper flakes, cumin, turmeric, salt and oil.
  2. Add the shrimp, stir to mix and leave to marinate for at least 10 minutes.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the shrimp. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until cooked, turning over halfway through cooking time.
  4. Serve, garnished with lemon slices and cilantro leaves.

Notes

0.5g net carbs per serving

Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size Half the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 238Total Fat 9gCholesterol 428mgSodium 1920mgCarbohydrates 0.5gNet Carbohydrates 0.5gFiber 0gProtein 35g
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