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31 Sumptuous Paleo Shrimp Recipes

Louise Hendon | January 10

Shrimp can be such a versatile ingredient as it cooks quickly and goes well with so many different flavors, so whether you need a quick stir-fry recipe or want to turn your shrimp into comfort food, you will find plenty of ideas here.

Let me share with you my list of Paleo Shrimp Recipes that will let you cater for any occasion but keep things low-carb and paleo-friendly!

Just because you’re eating paleo doesn’t mean it has to be costly – you can use frozen shrimp in many of these recipes which can be kinder to your wallet!

Here are just a few of the Paleo Shrimp Recipes we’ve included:

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31 Sumptuous Paleo Shrimp Recipes

Paleo Shrimp Stir-Frys

Paleo Cucumber Ginger Shrimp

– Paleo Flourish

31 Sumptuous Paleo Shrimp Recipes

Ingredients: cucumber, shrimp/prawns, fresh ginger, salt, pepper, coconut oil.

Just imagine a fresh and satisfying light shrimp lunch with cucumber on a hot summer day and one that only takes fifteen minutes to prepare! The grated ginger adds a lovely subtle heat to the dish and the cucumber makes it juicy and delicious. Cook the shrimp until they turn pink then dig in with a fork and enjoy!

Paleo Shrimp Fried Rice

– Paleo Flourish

31 Sumptuous Paleo Shrimp Recipes

Ingredients: shrimp, cauliflower, carrots, green onions, coconut oil, gluten-free tamari sauce or coconut aminos, sesame oil, garlic, fresh ginger, salt, pepper.

Fried rice dishes can be the perfect remedy for a quick and easy dinner after a busy day. This recipe can be made budget-friendly too as you can use frozen shrimp instead of fresh and this can be sourced quite cheaply. Adding in extra vegetables can make this dish go even further, so it would be great for feeding a larger family or a group of students.

AIP Shrimp Fried Rice

– Healing Autoimmune

31 Sumptuous Paleo Shrimp Recipes

Ingredients: shrimp, onion, garlic, cauliflower, carrots, green onions, avocado oil, coconut aminos, salt.

Seafood is well-used on the AIP diet and so it is nice to have an easy stir-fry recipe to follow. Shrimp also cooks quickly giving you a healthy and quick meal for a busy day. Just remember to remove as much water from the cauliflower after processing it. This can be done by blotting with kitchen paper or by rolling it in a clean towel and squeezing it. The coconut aminos give just the right amount of Asian flavor to set this meal off really well.

Gambas Al Ajillo {Garlic Shrimp}

– Meatified

31 Sumptuous Paleo Shrimp Recipes

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: medium-large shrimp, duck fat, garlic, smoked paprika, lemon juice, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, extra virgin olive oil, cilantro.

This is a traditional tapas dish served in many restaurants but with a couple of tweaks. The shrimp is firm and fleshy and so tasty, especially if you use the paprika which adds a lovely smokey tone to the flavor. This would taste even better served on a fresh salad or with some cauliflower rice to soak up the garlicky oil.

Shrimp & Samphire Stir-Fry

– Cave Girl Cuisine

31 Sumptuous Paleo Shrimp Recipes

Photo Credit: Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine

Ingredients: sesame oil, steamed shrimp, shiitake mushrooms, samphire, sesame seeds, bok choy.

Samphire is a plant that was originally found by the seaside across Europe, but there are varieties that grow across the globe. It has a salty taste and a lightly crunchy texture and works so well with seafood. Stir-frying is a great way to use samphire as you don’t want to overcook it. Please don’t be tempted to add any salt to the dish as this plant is rich in salt and other minerals.

Keto Asian Shrimp and Mushroom Stir-fry

– Plaid & Paleo

Ingredients: avocado oil, garlic, shrimp, white button mushrooms, coconut aminos or tamari sauce, apple cider vinegar, green onions.

The best thing about stir-frying is that it only takes a few minutes and you have a plate of delicious fresh flavors to enjoy. Rich in garlic and coconut aminos and with the added boost from the cider vinegar, this dish would be great as a main for an Asian-inspired meal with friends. This can be served with zucchini noodles or cauliflower rice.

Quick And Easy Sautéed Shrimp

– The Healthy Foodie

31 Sumptuous Paleo Shrimp Recipes

Photo Credit: Sonia from The Healthy Foodie

Ingredients: ghee, wild-caught pink shrimp, sweet bell peppers, garlic, Himalayan salt, black pepper, fresh thyme.

Just because a recipe only has a few ingredients and is not a complex mix of flavors doesn’t mean it won’t be tasty – simple clean eating can be just as satisfying. Once the shrimp has cooked, set aside and use the oil remaining to cook your accompaniment, for example zucchini noodles. You can add in herbs to boost the flavor or keep it real clean and eat it as it is.

Paleo Chinese Tomato Silky Egg Stir-Fry

– I Heart Umami

Ingredients: shrimps, tomatoes, tomato paste, eggs, sea salt, white pepper, scallions, arrowroot powder, water.

In this recipe you use a little arrowroot to give the eggs a silky feel, but if you don’t use arrowroot you can make this without. If you are using tomato in this recipe it is better to use fresh ones, but if you want to use tinned tomatoes you will have to drain the juice off first otherwise the dish will be soggy. Serve this over a helping of cauliflower rice.

Sauteed Shrimp With Onions And Cherry Tomatoes

– Nom Nom Paleo

Ingredients: shrimp, Aloha Spice Volcano Grind Seasoning, ghee, kosher salt, onion, cherry tomatoes, lime.

One of the best things about cooking shrimp is the fact that they can be ready in just a few minutes, even frozen ones, so this would be a great meal idea for a speedy dinner after a busy day. The tomatoes add pops of color to the dish and the lime juice bring out the flavor of the seasoned shrimp. Serve these as they are or over spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles for even more satisfaction!

Paleo Breaded Shrimp Recipes

Crispy Low Carb Coconut Shrimp – Gluten Free

– Low Carb Yum

31 Sumptuous Paleo Shrimp Recipes

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: medium shrimp, unsweetened shredded coconut, egg, coconut flour, lemon juice or lime, chili powder, cayenne pepper, ground cumin, smoked paprika, salt, black pepper, garlic, olive or avocado oil.

This recipe describes how to coat the shrimp in a delicious coconut crispy coating, giving you the perfect food to snack on or to have for a party. This would also be a great appetizer served with a dipping sauce or salsa for a dinner party and the chili powder and cayenne give these tasty bites a good heat, but this can be adjusted for folks who don’t do spicy.

Low Carb Lemon Crumbed Shrimps

– Ditch The Carbs

31 Sumptuous Paleo Shrimp Recipes

Photo Credit: Libby from Ditch The Carbs

Ingredients: almond meal/flour, lemon zest, salt, pepper, pre-cooked shrimps.

Here is another great crumb coating to use with fish as the lemon zest sits really well with any seafood. If you are trying to get away from eating breadcrumb coating, this would be a good option to choose, whether it is for a snack or a main meal. Leave the tails on the shrimp if you are intending to serve this as finger food because they make great handles.

Shrimp 66 (aka Shrimp 65)

– My Heart Beets

31 Sumptuous Paleo Shrimp Recipes

Photo Credit: Ashley from My Heart Beets

Ingredients: wild-caught jumbo shrimp, garlic, ground black peppercorns, Kashmiri chili powder, egg, almond flour, tapioca flour, avocado oil or fat of choice, curry leaves, Serrano peppers or Thai bird chilies, ginger, apple cider vinegar, coriander powder, paprika, turmeric, salt.

I’m not sure why, but shrimp tastes amazing when it is spiced up with chili or curry flavors! Anyhow, these would grace any party table and whenever I make these shrimp for friends, they don’t last very long! The blend of spices give the shrimp a good heat and makes them taste amazing, but if you would prefer to change things up you could use the same recipe with chicken tenders.

Paleo Fried Shrimp

– Paleo Effect

31 Sumptuous Paleo Shrimp Recipes

Photo Credit: Meghan & Angel from The Paleo Effect

Ingredients: shrimp, eggs, arrowroot powder, almond flour, unsweetened coconut flakes, onion powder, garlic powder, paleo adobo seasoning, sea salt, black pepper, coconut oil.

This recipe works better if you use fresh shrimp as pre-cooked shrimp can be rubbery and not very good to eat. This way you have a delicious crispy coating and tender fleshy shrimp to enjoy for a snack or a main meal. One good tip is to refrigerate the breaded shrimp before cooking as this helps the coating to stick to the fish.

Paleo/GF Popcorn Shrimp

– Paleo Flourish

31 Sumptuous Paleo Shrimp Recipes

Ingredients: shrimp, eggs, paleo cajun seasoning, coconut flour, coconut oil.

If you are looking for a tasty but healthy snack to serve on game nights or for a simple lunch, why not try this amazing popcorn shrimp! It combines the texture of the crispy coating with the seasoned tender shrimp in little bite-size pieces that can be enjoyed by even your non-paleo friends and family. They might even prefer it this way!

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Other Paleo Shrimp Recipes

Coconut Lemongrass Shrimp Soup (Tom Kha Gai)

– Paleo Flourish

31 Sumptuous Paleo Shrimp Recipes

Ingredients: Wellness Meats Wild-Caught Raw Brown Shrimp, coconut cream, chicken stock, button or shiitake mushrooms, lemongrass stalk, ginger or galangal, Thai chili (optional), fish sauce, lime juice, salt, cilantro.

Ideal after a busy day, this Thai soup is easy to prepare, yet is so satisfying and filling. This recipe uses the traditional Thai flavors of lime, lemongrass and fish sauce to give a delicious soup that can easily become a family favorite. If you find it difficult to find lime leaves, remember that they can be frozen, so when you can find them, buy loads and freeze for later!

Lemon Garlic Baked Shrimp

– Paleo Flourish

31 Sumptuous Paleo Shrimp Recipes

Ingredients: shrimp, garlic, lemon juice, ghee, salt, black pepper, bell peppers, mushrooms, zucchini.

Who doesn’t like fish with lemon? It is a classic! If you would rather, this dish can be cooked in the oven, but the shrimp look amazing threaded onto skewers and grilled. The peppers add loads of color and you can use any type of mushroom you prefer. Impress your guests at your next dinner party or serve this at the next family barbecue.

Garlic Shrimp Caesar Salad

– Paleo Flourish

31 Sumptuous Paleo Shrimp Recipes

Ingredients: shrimp, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, romaine lettuce, cucumber, Dijon mustard, Paleo mayo.

Although shrimp have quite a delicate flavor, they really take on strong flavors like garlic very well. Served with the creamy sauce and over crisp lettuce and cucumber, the shrimp give a delightful alternative to chicken in this salad. For a celebration meal, this could be served in small portions as an appetizer, but would also make a good main course.

Simple Paleo Coconut Seafood Soup

– Paleo Flourish

31 Sumptuous Paleo Shrimp Recipes

Ingredients: chicken stock, button mushrooms or other mushrooms, kale, romaine lettuce, tilapia filets, shrimp/prawns, mussels (optional), coconut cream, Red Boat fish sauce (optional), salt.

This soup is creamy and delicious and packed with great flavors of the sea. If you choose not to add the fish sauce the soup will still taste great, but it really adds to the end result. If you don’t have tilapia, any other meaty fish would work here – try cod or coley or even salmon, just be careful not to stir too vigorously or you risk breaking up the fish.

Brazilian Shrimp Stew (Moqueca de Camarões)

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

31 Sumptuous Paleo Shrimp Recipes

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: raw shrimp, olive oil, onion, garlic, red pepper, cilantro, diced tomatoes w/ chilies, coconut milk, Sriracha hot sauce, lime juice, salt, pepper.

This recipe is based on a traditional Brazilian fish stew and is full of flavor but still low in carbs. It has a smooth and creamy sauce that has a good kick from the hot sauce, but obviously you can tone this down if you are not too keen on hot food. The lime juice helps to cut through the creaminess and gives the flavor of the shrimp a real lift.

Thai Coconut Soup with Shrimp or Chicken

– The Nourished Caveman

31 Sumptuous Paleo Shrimp Recipes

Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman

Ingredients: chicken broth, full fat coconut milk, kaffir lime leaves or lime zest, lemongrass, cilantro, dried Thai chilies or jalapeno, fresh galangal root or fresh ginger root or dried galangal root, sea salt, wild caught shrimp or chicken thigh meat, coconut oil, mushrooms, red onion, fish sauce or anchovy, lime juice.

This soup takes only half an hour to cook, but with the use of traditional ingredients, it is full of Asian flavors and aromas. It is a lovely starter for a dinner party or celebration as it looks quite indulgent with the shrimp. In Thai restaurants this soup can actually contain white sugar and MSG, so here is the answer to getting the same flavors but without all the harmful ingredients.

Avocados stuffed with Tarragon Shrimp Salad

– Seasonal and Savory

31 Sumptuous Paleo Shrimp Recipes

Photo Credit: Angela from Seasonal & Savory

Ingredients: raw wild shrimp, olive oil, mayo, lemon zest, ground white pepper, fresh tarragon, fresh celery.

Although fresh tarragon is usually served with chicken dishes, it makes a fantastic partner for fish too. It really lends the shrimp a good boost of flavor and the lemon zest finishes the dish off well. You can either stuff the avocado with the shrimp salad or you could use beef tomatoes instead, but the avocado has the right amount of creamy texture to sit well with the shrimp.

Coconut Shrimp (Grain Free)

– The Coconut Mama

Ingredients: wild shrimp, egg, shredded coconut, arrowroot powder, coconut sugar (optional), salt, black pepper, coconut oil.

Here is a quick and easy way to serve shrimp for a tasty lunch or as an appetizer for a fancy dinner. You have a lovely crispy coating on the shrimp that is much healthier than using breadcrumbs or batter. These also make great party food to serve with a dipping sauce and can be very impressive if you cut the shrimp down the length and butterfly them first.

Shrimp and Avocado Salad

– The Paleo Mom

31 Sumptuous Paleo Shrimp Recipes

Photo Credit: Sarah from The Paleo Mom

Ingredients: lime juice, extra virgin olive oil, cilantro, pepper, salt, cooked shrimp, avocados, lettuce or baby greens.

Everyone knows that shrimp goes really well with a citrus juice, and in this salad the lime juice is the perfect addition to the marinade as it gives the fish a lovely tangy taste. You can serve this on whatever salad leaves you prefer, but baby spinach tastes amazing! The combination of firm shrimp and creamy, rich avocado makes this an impressive salad to make for guests.

Cilantro-Lime Roasted Shrimp

– Zenbelly

Ingredients: extra-large or jumbo shrimp, coconut oil, sea salt, hot water, ice, fresh cilantro, ground coriander, lime juice, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, extra-virgin olive oil.

The sauce for this shrimp dish has the wonderful combination of herbs and lime that go so well with shrimp. Although shrimp does not have a strong flavor it can take on some stronger ingredients without being over-powered. This can be used as finger food for a party or served cold over salad. If you don’t want to make the brine it really doesn’t matter as the shrimp will still be delicious.

Paleo Shrimp & Mango Wraps

– Rubies & Radishes

Ingredients: shrimp, garlic, toasted sesame oil, mango, jalapeno, lime juice, micro greens, mint, cucumbers, paleo wraps.

This is another dish that looks as good as it tastes! Just imagine biting into one of these amazing wraps for lunch on a summer day and enjoying the meaty shrimp and soft, juicy mango finished off with the herbs. With the mint and cucumber this is the best dish for a refreshing taste and can be ready to eat in just a few minutes.

Summer Mexican Low-Carb Shrimp Gazpacho

– Keto Diet Blog

Ingredients: vine tomatoes, cucumber, red bell pepper, red onion, jalapeno, garlic, lime juice, balsamic vinegar, cumin, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, shrimp, paprika, garlic powder, avocado.

Because shrimp can easily take on spice, it is the perfect meat for this spicy but tasty summer chilled soup. If you’ve never tried chilled soup I recommend you try this one as you will be blown away by the combination of flavors and textures. This recipe uses balsamic vinegar and if you can afford to buy a really good one you will notice the difference as it will enhance all the flavors here.

Shrimp with Paleo Lemon Rice

– Maria Mind Body Health

Ingredients: jumbo shrimp, ancho chile powder, garlic salt, ground coriander, dried oregano, ground cumin, pepper, coconut oil or ghee, onions, garlic, cauliflower, chicken stock, lemon juice, Celtic sea salt, ground black pepper, zucchini (optional), fresh basil leaves.

We all know how well lemon and fish go together but I would never have thought of putting the lemon into the rice! What a clever idea! You get a real Asian flavor in this dish, thanks to the cumin and oregano and this is a filling meal because of the cauliflower rice which can help if you have to watch calories and carbs as it is low in both.

Low Carb Combination Singapore Noodles

– My Keto Kitchen

Ingredients: Angel Hair Konjac Noodles, sesame oil, bacon, chicken thigh, garlic, onion, celery, cooked shrimp (prawns), curry powder, sugar-free sweet soy sauce, bok choy, bean sprouts.

This noodle dish is very easy to make but tastes like something you would find in a good Chinese restaurant! It has shrimp, chicken and bacon all combined in a curry sauce and served with noodles and can be used for a lunch or as a main for an Asian-themed dinner. This meal would be a great way to use up left-over chicken as you can use breast instead of thigh meat.

Coconut Lime Shrimp Ceviche

– Beauty And The Foodie

31 Sumptuous Paleo Shrimp Recipes

Photo Credit: Stacey from Beauty and the Foodie

Ingredients: shrimp, lime juice, lime zest, sea salt (optional), cilantro, cucumber, coconut milk, tomato, avocado (optional), Franks red pepper sauce (optional).

Ceviche is one of those wonderful ways of cooking that does not involve heat, but uses citrus juice to ‘cook’ the shrimp! This also gives the meal a lovely tropical flavor and along with the cool cucumber and creamy avocado, this makes a delicious summery meal. This can also be served instead of shrimp cocktail as an appetizer for a dinner party, simply spooned over shredded lettuce.

Paleo Coconut Shrimp – Guest Post from Wicked Spatula

– Paleo Flourish

31 Sumptuous Paleo Shrimp Recipes

Ingredients: shrimp, egg, tapioca starch, unsweetened shredded coconut, coconut flour, salt, paprika, coconut oil.

Here is another great recipe for crispy-coated fried shrimp that would be just as good served with a salad or as finger foods for a party. You can either leave the tails on for easy eating or serve them on cocktail sticks. The crunchy coconut coating is perfect for covering the meaty shrimp and you can serve these with a paleo-friendly dipping sauce of your choice.

Easy Smoked Shrimp

– Cook Eat Paleo

31 Sumptuous Paleo Shrimp Recipes

Photo Credit: Lisa from Cook Eat Paleo

Ingredients: shrimp, garlic infused olive oil, sea salt, ground pepper, ghee, garlic, fresh basil and/or parsley.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a smoker for this dish as you can smoke them on the grill instead, but they don’t take very long so keep an eye on them! Shrimp taste amazing cooked like this and would be a great thing to serve for a summer barbecue with family and friends. They also make good party food served with a dipping sauce – citrus-based or sweet sauces are amazing with shrimp!