Keto shrimp alfredo

Keto Shrimp Alfredo

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Keto shrimp alfredo is a great option for a creamy dinner meal with zucchini noodles,  spaghetti squash or even miracle noodles. Buttery sautéed shrimp in this low carb, gluten free alfredo sauce that’s homemade and true to Italy!

Keto shrimp alfredo

Alfredo sauce is a true staple. Something that I have learned while dating is women love their pasta recipes. Fellas, an Italian restaurant you can’t go wrong! When starting the keto diet noodles are not something you can have. Yet, the sauces are actually fine for keto and low carb. Next, the question would be how to replace noodles on keto? Well, keep reading to find out!

Is Shrimp Keto

Shrimp is protein packed, delicious in butter and at 100g, zero carbs. The downside is shrimp has very little fat but we take care of that by cooking it in butter and creamy sauces such as this keto shrimp alfredo. Yes, shrimp is keto friendly!

How To Cook Shrimp

Tricky, but it can’t be taught! A mistake I often see people making is starting out by cooking their shrimp in butter. Never do this with raw shrimp! We like a good sear and we like our shrimp cooked throughly. Butter and high heat don’t go well together because the butter will burn quickly.

In a pan on high heat, add a little of oil.You can use olive oil or coconut oil just be weary of the flavors. Lard is great too such as, beef tallow or even duck fat which I used here. Season shrimp and toss in. You’ll notice water releasing from the shrimp. This is the issue, oil and water don’t mix. So, you can essentially start to boil your shrimp rather than sauté them. The high heat evaporates most of the water to get back to searing.

After a while, the shrimp will turn pink. When most of the water is gone this is where you bring in the butter. Continue cooking but watch for potential burning. You’ll have buttery, nicely seared shrimp each time with this method.

Keto shrimp alfredo

How To Make Keto Shrimp Alfredo

First, cook your shrimp. Then, in that same pan lower the heat. You may have to remove it from the eye to help it cool faster. Add in minced garlic and butter.

Don’t let the garlic burn before adding in your heavy cream. Finally, add in your fresh parmesan. Cut your own. Do not use the grated kind that’s made to sit on shelves in the grocery store!

Asiago cheese is a great option to add and mix in as well. Continue cooking on a medium heat allowing the cheese to melt and the sauce to thicken. Toss sautéed shrimp back in. Continue cooking until ready to add in your noodles and serve.

Noodles For Keto Pasta Recipes

There are quite a few brands now but I will list some below. In these photos I used Palmini but I have experience with Liviva as well. Note, they all have their own flavors.

Helpful Recipe Tips

  • Use fresh parmesan it makes a world of a difference. It thickens the sauce better, more flavorful and melts as it should because it’s free of a non-caking agent.
  • If using Palmini noodles don’t skip the step of adding into a milk based product and letting it soak for a while.
  • If using any water based noodles like zucchini do not heat them up in your sauce. The water will leak into your sauce and destroy it. Heat the zoodles in a separate pan or bowl. Then add them into your sauce. Note, there may still be a presence of water from the noodles but you can control it better.

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Keto shrimp alfredo

Keto Shrimp Alfredo

Keto shrimp alfredo is a great option for a creamy dinner meal with zucchini noodles,  spaghetti squash or even miracle noodles. Buttery sautéed shrimp in this low carb, gluten free alfredo sauce that's homemade and true to Italy!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 servings
Calories 535 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 8 ounces raw shrimp
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil and butter for cooking

Alfredo Sauce

  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 ounces Pamesan Cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Season shrimp with salt and pepper
  • In a frying pan on high heat add a little oil then place shrimp in. When shrimp are pink and most of the water has cooked away add in butter. Cook until seared but don't let the butter burn.
  • Lower heat to medium. You may have to take the pan from the eye to help it cool down quicker. You want to avoid burning your butter or garlic because they both burn quickly
  • Add butter then minced garlic. Once garlic has browned a little pour in heavy cream. Toss in cut parmesan cheese.
  • Add shrimp back in and continue to cook until thickened. If too thin add a little more cheese if too thick add a little more cream until the consistency you want is there.
  • Note, if you use the grated parmesan you will have a hard time getting a thicker sauce.
  • Nutrition values below do not include the noodles. Only the alfredo sauce and shrimp

Notes

Helpful Recipe Tips

  • Use fresh parmesan it makes a world of a difference. It thickens the sauce better, more flavorful and melts as it should because it's free of a non-caking agent.
  • If using Palmini noodles don't skip the step of adding into a milk based product and letting it soak for a while.
  • If using any water based noodles like zucchini do not heat them up in your sauce. The water will leak into your sauce and destroy it. Heat the zoodles in a separate pan or bowl. Then add them into your sauce. Note, there may still be a presence of water from the noodles but you can control it better.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Keto Shrimp Alfredo
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 535 Calories from Fat 364
% Daily Value*
Fat 40.4g62%
Saturated Fat 25.4g159%
Trans Fat 1.4g
Cholesterol 336.3mg112%
Sodium 479.5mg21%
Carbohydrates 3.3g1%
Sugar 2.7g3%
Protein 39.8g80%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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