Keto Spanish garlic shrimp

Keto Spanish garlic shrimp

Lucky for us, this popular Spanish tapas dish, Gambas al Ajillo, is perfectly suited for a keto lifestyle. Spicy and garlicky, with a touch of lemon, it shines as an appetizer as part of a Spanish party platter, along with Manchego cheese, olives, and Serrano ham. Or enjoy it as a main course by doubling the recipe.

Keto Spanish garlic shrimp

Lucky for us, this popular Spanish tapas dish, Gambas al Ajillo, is perfectly suited for a keto lifestyle. Spicy and garlicky, with a touch of lemon, it shines as an appetizer as part of a Spanish party platter, along with Manchego cheese, olives, and Serrano ham. Or enjoy it as a main course by doubling the recipe.
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4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 13 cup 80 ml olive oil
  • 1½ oz. 45 g garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1¼ lbs 550 g shrimp, peeled with the tail left on
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 1 lemon cut into wedges, to servelemons cut into wedges, to serve
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Instructions

  1. Heat the oil over medium-low heat in a large, cast iron pan.
  2. Stir in the garlic and chili flakes. Cover and cook for five minutes or until the garlic turns a light yellow color, stirring regularly.
  3. In the meantime, season the shrimp with salt and let rest for five minutes.
  4. Once the garlic has turned a light yellow, increase the heat to medium. Add the shrimp to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes (or until it turns light pink) and then turn over for another 1-2 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and mix with the parsley.
  6. Garnish the shrimp with lemon wedges to serve.
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4 comments

  1. Jane D
    This is incredibly delicious! A new favourite. Nice and garlicky.
    Reply: #2
  2. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    This is incredibly delicious! A new favourite. Nice and garlicky.

    Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed this. I can't wait to try it!

  3. Bridget
    Why is this 6 carbs?
    Reply: #4
  4. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Why is this 6 carbs?

    Most of the carbs in this come from the garlic. The chili flakes have a trace amount and the lemon and the shrimp have 1g carbs each as well.

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