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Shrimp Scampi (Low Carb)

shrimp scampi

You can only eat so much beef when on a low carb diet, so I want to have a nice variety of seafood to choose from.  Shrimp Scampi is a goody – quick to make, intense flavors, and only 2 carbs per serving.  If you are not on a low carb diet I would serve this over toasted garlic crostini, or an ample serving of linguine.  I on the other hand, will serve mine over spaghetti squash – yum!

1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 clarified butter
1/4 tsp salt
3 garlic cloves, mashed
1 Tbl fresh parsley. finely chopped
1/2 tsp pepper flakes
1/3 cup white wine
1 Tbl lemon juice
Lemon zest


  1. Remove shells from shrimp and devein them (or buy them already peeled and deveined for a few dollars more).   Throw in colander and then run under the cold water (I use the sprayer for this).  Lay out double thickness of paper towels, place shrimp on them, and lightly pat dry.
  2. Over high heat, place the olive oil and clarified butter in a pan – add shrimp when the butter starts to bubble up, then the rest of the ingredients except for the wine and lemon juice. Cook the shrimp for two minutes.  Add the wine and lemon juice and continue for another 2 minutes on high – the wine will start to bubble.   Stir often – these cook quickly – don’t overcook or they will be rubbery.
  3. Plate on small platter, or spoon over spaghetti squash - zip the lemon with a zester on top of shrimp and serve while hot.  If you are non-carbo, serve over linguine or rice, and sop up the delicious butter garlic sauce with crostini slices – Delish!


Serves:  4

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  1. Liz says:

    lovely :-) shrimp top my list of favorite (animal) proteins and shrimp scampi tops my list of favorite shrimp dishes, so I think your recipe must be my favorite of all time!

    Wanted you to see my mention of Canapes and Chocolate. Am glad you’re back in the saddle! http://foodcommunicationservices.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/special-ed-funny-names-in-food-and-super-sweet/

    • Claire D says:

      Thanks Liz, I am partial to shrimp too (and lobster when I can afford it). What a delight to see that you have included my blog in your list – that is so kind of you. Thanks mucho!

  2. I like the idea of serving these over spaghetti squash! Now this is so healthy and yummy looking! xx

    • Claire D says:

      Thanks Barbara! I made a very plain spaghetti squash but there was enough garlic butter sauce from the Scampi that it tasted really wonderful.

  3. ChgoJohn says:

    Great idea serving this with spaghetti squash, as Barb mentioned. Still, when the scampi is this good, it will go well with just about anything. This is a great dish.

  4. Ooh, looks delicious in that sauce!

  5. judithhb says:

    Thanks for sharing this Claire. I shall try it when I eventually arrive home. And thanks for reading my blog and clicking like.

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