Shrimp scampi is a classic seafood dish that is a perfect choice when doing the ketogenic diet. Rich in protein and low in carbs, this dish is perfect for lunch or dinner. Traditional Shrimp Scampi is usually served over pasta which clearly is a no go on keto , however throw this on top of some sauteed zoodles, and you will have a perfectly keto friendly meal that won’t kick you out of ketosis!
####<p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Why eat shrimp on keto?</p>
In addition to their water content, shrimp are primarily made of
protein . Three ounces of baked or broiled shrimp provides about
20 grams of protein, just a few grams less than that a 3-ounce
Aside from protein, shrimp pack and hefty punch when it comes to beneficial nutrients. In just four ounces of shrimp, you will get 100% of the Daily Value for selenium, over 75% for vitamin B12, over 50% for
phosphorous, and over 30% for choline, copper, and iodine. The cool part about this is, although we don't typically think of animal proteins as being sources of antioxidants, shrimp are full of not one, but two different kinds!
In addition to playing a roll in helping immunity and thyroid function, selenium is an important antioxidant that helps fight free radicals, which damage cell membranes and DNA which can can frequently lead to premature aging and various diseases. Astaxanthin is another antioxidant that provides the primary color in shrimp and has been shown to help reduce inflammation!
<h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Shrimp Scampi</p></h4>
<h6>Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 5-10 minutes | Serves: 4</h6>
<h5><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Ingredients:</h5>
* 1¼ pounds wild-caught shrimp, peeled and deveined
* 4 tablespoons grass-fed butter
* 3 cloves garlic, chopped roughly
* ¼ cup chardonnay
* ¼ cup lemon juice
* ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
* ¼ cup chopped parsley (1 small handful)
* ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
* Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
<h5><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Instructions:</h5>
1. In a saute or frying pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and saute until soft.
2. Add lemon juice, wine, and red chili flakes. Bring to a light boil, then add in shrimp.Simmer until shrimp begin to turn pink and reduce heat to
3. Taste the sauce and add salt and black pepper as needed. Cook until shrimp are cooked through, about 7-10 minutes.
4. Remove from heat and serve