This low carb shrimp with lime dish is a super easy recipe! Add some cilantro and jalapeños for an extra pop of flavor!
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This shrimp recipe is super low in carbs! The simple flavors of butter, shrimp, garlic, lime, and cilantro work so well together – and it's so easy to add a little heat if – like me – you enjoy it!
It's quick to make and light enough that it works well for lunch, or can be made into a more substantial main meal.
You might also like my recipe for spicy chipotle shrimp!
How to Make Low Carb Shrimp with Lime and Cilantro
Heat some olive oil in a skillet (I love this small cast iron skillet) and fry some garlic paste (or minced garlic) for a minute. Add some raw peeled shrimp and sliced green onions, and cook until the shrimp is opaque. Whether you leave the tail on the shrimp or take it off is personal choice!
Add some butter and lime juice, and stir to coat the shrimp in the sauce.
Season with salt and pepper, then serve with the cilantro and any other garnishes you fancy, like a few slices of jalapeño or lime wedges!
You could serve this dish as a light lunch, perhaps over a salad or with some steamed green beans. Or you could make it into a more substantial meal by serving it with cauliflower rice or shirataki noodles.
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- 1 tbs olive oil
- ½ tsp garlic paste, or minced garlic
- 10 oz raw shrimp, peeled
- 2 green onions, finely sliced
- 2 tbs butter
- 1 tbs lime juice
- salt and pepper
- 2 tbs cilantro leaves, to garnish
- jalapeno slices and lime slices, optional
- Heat the oil in a skillet and fry the garlic for a minute. Add the shrimp and green onions, and cook until the shrimp is opaque.
- Add the butter and lime juice, and stir to coat the shrimp in the sauce.
- Season with salt and pepper, then serve with the cilantro and any other garnishes.
1g net carb per serving (half recipe)
Data does not include optional garnishes.
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Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size Half the recipe
Amount Per ServingCalories 313Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 388mgSodium 1205mgCarbohydrates 2gNet Carbohydrates 1gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 29g