This recipe for Chili Lime Shrimp is quick, easy and brimming with the most incredible robust flavor. Ready in just 15 minutes, it's the perfect dish to add to your weekly meal line up!
FREE EASY KETO DINNERS EBOOK
- ❤️ Why You’ll Love this Chili Lime Shrimp Recipe
- What’s in Chili Lime Shrimp
- How to Make Chili Lime Shrimp
- Can You Freeze Cooked Shrimp?
- Is Shrimp OK for Keto? How Many Carbs are in Shrimp?
- What Do You Eat with Chili Shrimp?
- How Long Should You Marinate Shrimp?
- Do You Cook Shimp with Butter or Oil?
- Tips for Buying Shrimp
- More Keto Shrimp Recipes
❤️ Why You’ll Love this Chili Lime Shrimp Recipe
- Easy to make in just a few steps
- Bold rich flavors
- Perfect for a weeknight dinner, made in under 15 minutes
- Only 1 carb per serving
Every now and then a recipe comes along that just seems too good to be true and this recipe is a perfect example! A sweet and savory combination of a sugar free honey, lime and chili glaze gives plumb and tender shrimp an insanely delicious flavor.
This chili lime shrimp recipe is great served as a hearty and very impressive appetizer. Or when they're served with a simple low carb side dish, they're a super flavorful and low carb main course that can be ready in just 15 minutes!
If you're thinking it's impossible to get a sweet and sticky chili sauce without sugar, you just have to try this one! A sweet, gooey honey substitute made using monk fruit, allulose and tapioca fiber, taste like, bakes like, smells like and drizzles like traditional honey.
What’s in Chili Lime Shrimp
- Sugar-free Keto honey
- Olive oil
- Smoked paprika
- Ground black pepper
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
How to Make Chili Lime Shrimp
Heat a large skillet to medium high, add in the butter and olive oil. Sprinkle the shrimp with the smoked paprika, salt and pepper.
Add the shrimp to the skillet and sear for about 2 minutes on each side, then remove and set aside.
In a small bowl, add in the honey, sambal, lime juice and half the cilantro.
Whisk to combine.
Add the garlic into the skillet and sauté for about 20 seconds, careful not to brown it. Stir in the honey mixture and simmer for 1 minute, until thickened slightly.
Add the shrimp back in and toss to coat. Simmer for 1-2 minutes, just until heated through. Top with the remaining cilantro and serve.
Can You Freeze Cooked Shrimp?
If you end up with leftover Chili Lime Shrimp you can freeze them. Allow the shrimp and sauce to cool completely before transferring it to a freezer-safe, airtight container. It can be frozen for up a 2-3 months.
When ready to reheat it, allow the shrimp to thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating it. Keep in mind that you should only reheat it just until warmed through because over cooking them could make them tough and chewy.
Is Shrimp OK for Keto? How Many Carbs are in Shrimp?
If you’re on Keto, you’ll be thrilled to know that shrimp are a very nutritious and low carb option. For 6 ounces of shrimp, there are 34 grams of protein and approximately 1 gram of carbs.
Another thing that makes shrimp a wonderful option is all the wonderful ways you can prepare them. Keeping a variety in your meal planning keeps things for getting boring.
What Do You Eat with Chili Shrimp?
You can serve them in a lettuce wrap, over a bed of Coconut Lime Cauliflower Rice or one of these quick and easy side dishes:
- Shredded Brussels Sprouts
- Creamed Spinach
- Grilled Broccolini
- Green Beans Almondine
- Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower
How Long Should You Marinate Shrimp?
If you are using citrus in your marinade, shrimp should not marinate for longer than 30 minutes to an hour at the most. If it sits any longer than that, the delicate flesh of the shrimp will begin to break down and get mushy.
Do You Cook Shimp with Butter or Oil?
Shrimp have a very mild flavor so when cooking them, it's important to use a mild flavored oil. I prefer to use a combination of butter and olive oil because it gives them a warm and slightly nutty herb flavor that really enhances the flavor of the shrimp.
Tips for Buying Shrimp
- When menu planning a shrimp dinner, you should generally plan on 4 oz of shrimp per person.
- To make peeling much easier, look for "easy peel" shrimp. They come with the peelings already split down the back of the shrimp.
- If you're buying frozen shrimp, which definitely have a longer shelf life, read the label. Shrimp should be just that, shrimp. There should be no preservatives listed on the label.
- Wild caught shrimp are going to be sweeter and are better quality than farm raised, so try to find those when you can. They'll keep for months in the freezer so stock up when you're able. They're great to have on hand, and they thaw in cool water in minutes. You can have a Keto shrimp recipe ready in minutes!
- Good quality shrimp, when cooked, will have a real sweet flavor. So, if you get some that tastes of chlorine or ammonia, which is sometimes used to clean them in some countries, you may want to try another brand.
More Keto Shrimp Recipes
- Coconut Shrimp with Dipping Sauce
- Creamy Cajun Shrimp
- Buffalo Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
- Fried Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce
- Grilled Lime Cilantro Shrimp Skewers
- Creamy Shrimp Alfredo
- Shrimp Scampi with Cauliflower Rice
- Spicy Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
- Shrimp Alla Vodka
- Bang Bang Shrimp
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Chili Lime Shrimp
- Heat a large skillet to medium high, add in the butter and olive oil. Sprinkle the shrimp with the smoked paprika, salt and pepper.
- Add the shrimp to the skillet and sear for about 2 minutes on each side, then remove and set aside.
- Add the garlic into the skillet and sauté for about 20 seconds, careful not to brown it.
- Stir in the honey mixture and simmer for 1 minute, until thickened slightly. Add the shrimp back in and toss to coat.
- Simmer for 1-2 minutes, just until heated through. Top with the remaining cilantro and serve.
*Make sure to scroll up and read the post for substitutions, additions and helpful tips for making this recipe.
*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol: Swerve, Erythritol, Monk Fruit or Allulose.
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