Keto shrimp scampi at home taste just as good as Red Lobsters when prepared right. A garlic butter white wine sauce flowing with fresh parsley in every bite of shrimp. A great way to have a healthy low carb dinner for family and friends restaurant style.
Thaw frozen uncooked shrimp and pat them dry on a paper towel. Add pressure to get excess water out but not so much you crush the shrimp
Heat stove top and pan as hot as it'll go and add a little oil. Drop shrimp in and season with salt and pepper. Also zest the lemon right over the shrimp.
Flip shrimp when you notice they're pink. When the other side is pink lower heat and remove shrimp from pan. Add white wine, bring to a boil then lower heat to a simmer
While wine is simmering using the same grater you used to zest the lemon grate the garlic cloves over the wine.
When wine has reduced by half add in cold butter. Butter must be cold. I don't know why but when it's not the sauce stays very watery
When sauce has thickened to the consistency of melted butter turn off heat and add shrimp back in to toss in sauce.
Remove from pan and serve.
Helpful Recipe Tips
Sauce didn't thicken, the sauce isn't going to be thick. It'll be the consistency of melted butter not a cream sauce. But, of course you can see the difference between melted butter and water. Make sure the heat is moderate when reducing the wine and don't wait too long to add butter. Make sure it's cold because I added warm once and it didn't work the same.
Shrimp not searing, this is something I struggle with. Shrimp are loaded with water so squeezing as much out as you can will help big time. Also I mention using larger shrimp and to not crowd the pan. What is happening is the water is causing the shrimp to boil instead of sear. High heat as well, as hot as you can go until they are done.
Sub white wine, you can sub white wine for chicken or veggie broth but not the sauce won't thicken the same.
Keto Shrimp Scampi
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 292Calories from Fat 122
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 7.8g49%
Trans Fat 0.5g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Keto Shrimp Scampi
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