Keto Grilled Firecracker Shrimp

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Spicy, juicy shrimp cooked on the grill is the perfect meal. Serve at a potluck, BBQ or on your dinner plate, it’s always a crowd pleaser.

Keto Grilled Firecracker Shrimp Ingredients

  • 2 pounds uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
  • juice from one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chopped cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Keto Grilled Firecracker Shrimp Directions

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Low Carb Grilled Firecracker Shrimp

firecrack shrimp laid out in a white dish
This keto dish has the name firecracker in it so you know these grilled shrimp have to be spicy. They are spicy but not to spicy that your mouth burns like you literally just put a firecracker in it.

Keto firecracker shrimp are also buttery. This recipe includes butter and oil to keep those shrimp juicy and keep the healthy fat count up for our low carb lifestyle.

Is Shrimp Allowed on the Keto Diet?

raw shrimp on a cutting board

Yes, shrimp is keto. Shrimp is considered a lean protein because it contains very little fat. If you are looking to be a higher fat count in your diet, then you will need to add fat to your shrimp. That is why this recipe calls for ¼ cup of butter. Shrimp are of the animal kingdom so they contain zero or almost zerb carbohydrates.

The Shrimp Marinade

shrimp sitting in a marinade

Besides the butter and olive oil coating the shrimp with healthy fats, this marinade also contains chipotle pepper, red pepper flakes and cayenne pepper. The combination contributed to the spicy factor of the shrimp.

For the chipotle peppers in adobo, you can find those next to the salsa and enchilada sauce in your grocery store.

Recommend Grill Baskets

Although you can cook these shrimp on skewers, I prefer to use a grill basket. That way I don’t have to thread each shrimp through a skewer.

grill basket - stainless steel

This grill basket I prefer is from All Clad; however, this grill sheet is an excellent option for half the price.

Make sure you remember to preheat your grill basket before you add the shrimp. This will ensure the shrimp get a beautiful sear outside.

What to Serve with Firecracker Shrimp

Keto firecracker shrimp can be served with many summertime low carb side dishes. Here is a list of my favorite keto side dishes:

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