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Keto Shrimp Scampi

Published September 10, 2018
Kate Sullivan

Written By: Kate Sullivan, MS

Kate holds a MS in Business Psychology and is currently a PHD researcher in Well-Being and Performance Psychology.

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<article itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Recipe"> <section itemprop="description"> <p align="justify">Eating well in the middle of the week can seem like an impossible task. You’re tired from work and don’t have time to think about what to make. That’s where old favorites like shrimp scampi become invaluable. </p> <p align="justify">With just a few common pantry ingredients like butter, white wine, and garlic, you can have a healthy, low-carb meal on the table in just minutes.</p> <p align="justify">Serve on its own, over spaghetti squash or zoodles, or with cauliflower rice to soak up all the delicious, buttery sauce and you have a dinner to swoon over.</p> </section> <section> <h2>Is Shrimp Healthy?</h2> <p align="justify">Shrimp is a fantastic choice for anyone looking to make healthy diet choices. As long as you avoid heavily breaded and fried recipes, shrimp is low in calories, high in protein, and has no carbs. It does contain a significant amount of cholesterol, but for most people, this won’t affect their blood cholesterol levels <sup>1</sup>. </p> <p align="justify">Moreover, shrimp is high in <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/krill-oil-vs-fish-oil" rel="noreferrer">omega-3</a> fatty acids, which studies show may improve overall heart health, prevent Alzheimer’s disease, and improve your mood <sup>2, 3, 4</sup>.</p> <p align="justify">While doctors recommend that most people eat 2 to 3 servings of seafood each week to get more omega-3s, shrimp may be a particularly potent part of your nutritional arsenal. It contains high levels of an antioxidant called <i>astaxanthin</i>, which protects the brain against signs of aging and can improve mental function <sup>5</sup>. It may also help <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/what-do-i-eat-for-breakfast-on-the-keto-diet" rel="noreferrer">reduce inflammation</a>, protecting against heart disease and easing joint pain <sup>6</sup>.</p> <h3>Can I Eat Shrimp on Keto?</h3> <p align="justify">Shrimp is an ideal protein on the keto diet. It contains <i>no</i> carbs, has plenty of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and has only 84 calories in a 3-ounce serving <sup>7</sup>. It’s also 90% protein, helping you meet your <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/why-you-should-be-calculating-your-macros" rel="noreferrer">macros</a> for the day. </p> <p align="justify">Plus, shrimp is super-quick to cook, making it a great choice for a healthy dinner on busy nights. Stick to recipes that get their flavorful punch from aromatics like garlic and white wine and you’ll have a delicious, nutritious meal on the table in minutes.</p> </section> <hr class="divider-15 divider-thick mx-auto"> <section class="recipe"> <h2 itemprop="name">Keto Shrimp Scampi</h2> <div class="prep"> <span> <meta itemprop="prepTime" content="PT15M">Prep Time: 5 minutes</span> <span> <meta itemprop="cookTime" content="PT35M">Cooking Time: 10 minutes</span> <span> <meta itemprop="recipeYield">Serves: 4</span> </div> <h3>Ingredients:</h3> <ul class="ingredients no-bullet"> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">1&frac14; pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">4 tablespoons unsalted butter</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">3 cloves garlic, minced</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">&frac14; cup dry white wine</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">&frac14; cup lemon juice</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">&frac14; teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">&frac14; cup fresh parsley, chopped</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">Salt and black pepper, to taste</li> </ul> <hr class="divider-50 divider-medium"> <h3>Instructions:</h3> <ol itemprop="recipeInstructions"> <li>In a large sauté pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds. </li> <li>Add wine, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes if using. Bring the liquid up to a low simmer, then add the shrimp.</li> <li>Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the shrimp curl into a loose C shape and turn pink, about 7-10 minutes.</li> <li>Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and serve, alone or over zoodles or cauliflower rice, sprinkled with parsley.</li> </ol> <h3>Resources:</h3> <ol> <li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22037012" rel="nofollow noreferrer">Rethinking dietary cholesterol</a></li> <li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3712371/" rel="nofollow noreferrer">A fish a day, keeps the cardiologist away!</a></li> <li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28466678" rel="nofollow noreferrer">Omega-3 fatty acids' supplementation in Alzheimer's disease</a></li> <li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0165178115003844" rel="nofollow noreferrer">Short-term supplementation of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids</a></li> <li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5352583/pdf/11357_2017_Article_9958.pdf" rel="nofollow noreferrer">Neuroprotective mechanisms of astaxanthin</a></li> <li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3917265/pdf/marinedrugs-12-00128.pdf" rel="nofollow noreferrer">Astaxanthin: Sources, Extraction, Stability, Biological Activities</a></li> <li><a target="_blank" href="https://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/finfish-and-shellfish-products/4174/2" rel="nofollow noreferrer">Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, cooked, moist heat</a></li> </ol> </section> </article>
Nutrition Facts

Serves 1


Calories

241.1


Amount Per Serving

Total Fat

14.2

Sodium

252.2

Carbohydrate

2.6

Sugar

.6

Dietary Fiber

.2

Protein

24.8


Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Serves 1


Calories

241.1


Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Amount Per Serving

Total Fat

14.2

Sodium

252.2

Carbohydrate

2.6

Sugar

.6

Dietary Fiber

.2

Protein

24.8

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