This keto cajun shrimp recipe is a family favorite of many, many years. It’s super easy and tasty. Quickly make the sauce, pour, bake, suck, peel, eat. One half pound of shrimp is only 1.9g net carbs.
You might also like these low carb cajun shrimp & chicken sheet pan dinner.
This keto cajun shrimp recipe has been in my husband’s family for many, many years and it’s always been credited to Uncle Abe. Uncle Abe has since passed away. Never have I heard that man’s name mentioned without the words “he’s a great guy” after it. And he was a great man.
I’m not sure how this recipe came to be Uncle Abe’s but every time we eat it, we will raise a glass to that “great guy” and remember him. Since we eat this all the time, I don’t think he will ever be far from our minds.
What kind of shrimp to buy
Note: I’ve updated this old recipe with new photos and made a mistake when I bought raw shrimp already peeled. This recipe tastes better when you buy shrimp with the peels on as it captures the sauce better and keep the shrimp from drying out.
It will be fine without the peels but it will be better with them on. I try to buy ez peel deveined large or jumbo size shrimp.
Keto Cajun Shrimp Recipe
Below is the shrimp with the sauce poured on top. The sauce is a mixture of butter, garlic, rosemary, worchestershire sauce, lemon juice, pepper, salt and did I mention butter? There is a lot of butter.
Making the spicy butter shrimp sauce
You just melt the butter on the stove along with the rest of the ingredients except for the lemon slices and shrimp. Let it cook for a few minutes and then you pour it over the shrimp. Now take those lemon slices and place on the top and cook for about 20 minutes until the shrimp is cooked. I sometimes mix them around half way through to make sure they are all cooked well.
You will know when the shrimp is done, because they turn pink. Make sure you don’t over cook them or they will get dry or mushy.
You can eat this with a piece of crusty bread if you are not low carb. My father in law like to use the bread to soak up that tasty butter sauce. I usually eat mine along side a big salad.
AndWe also make sure we have a big bowl for the shells and a glass of wine or a bottle of beer to toast one of your favorite uncles who will be very missed. Thanks Uncle Abe!
Then nutritional information for 1/2 lb of shrimp is:
601 cals / 37.5g fat / 1.9g carbs / 59g protein = 1.9g net carbs
Uncle Abe's Cajun Shrimp
This keto cajun shrimp recipe is a family favorite of many, many years. It's super easy and tasty. Quickly make the sauce, pour, bake, suck, peel, eat. One half pound of shrimp is only 1.9g net carbs.
- 2 sticks of butter
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 2 Tablespoons ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon rosemary, crushed
- 1 teaspoons Tabasco
- 1 teaspoons sea salt
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 lemons juiced (about 2 tablespoons)
- 1 lemons sliced
- 3 lbs raw shrimp in the shells.
Preheat oven to 400° F. If the shrimp is frozen, make sure it has thawed.
On the stove add all the ingredients except the shrimp and the lemon slices. Whisk until butter is melted and let simmer for a few minutes.
Add the shrimp in a even layer in a large baking dish.
Top with the sauce and cover with lemon slices.
Bake until the shrimp are cooked through. About 20 minutes. Half way through mix the shrimp around. You know they are down when the shrimp change color.
Can serve with crusty bread to soak up the juices in not low carb. We always eat it with a big salad too.