This Indian spicy shrimp appetizer is incredibly easy to prepare and cook! Perfect for anyone following a low carb or keto diet!
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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!
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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.
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. 🙂
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.
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.
Alternatively, remove the tails and add them to a low carb tortilla with lettuce for a delicious lunch!Indian Spicy Shrimp - #lowcarb appetizer Click To Tweet
- 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
- Mix together the red pepper flakes, cumin, turmeric, salt and oil.
- Add the shrimp, stir to mix and leave to marinate for at least 10 minutes.
- 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.
- Serve, garnished with lemon slices and cilantro leaves.
0.5g net carbs per serving
Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size Half the recipe
Amount Per ServingCalories 238Total Fat 9gCholesterol 428mgSodium 1920mgCarbohydrates 0.5gNet Carbohydrates 0.5gFiber 0gProtein 35g