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Spicy New Orleans Inspired Shrimp Skillet Recipe

Are you looking for a meal that packs a punch of flavor while staying keto-friendly? This Spicy New Orleans Inspired Shrimp Skillet dish is perfect for those who love a bit of heat and want a quick, delicious meal that fits into their ketogenic lifestyle. Perfect for a weeknight dinner or to impress guests with minimal effort, this recipe brings the vibrant flavors of New Orleans right to your kitchen.

Spicy New Orleans Inspired Shrimp

This dish is a delightful fusion of spicy, savory, and zesty flavors, perfect for any occasion.


  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional, for extra heat)
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Add the shrimp to the skillet and season with Cajun seasoning, smoked paprika, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.
  4. Cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes on each side until they turn pink and opaque.
  5. Squeeze the lemon juice over the shrimp and toss to coat.
  6. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve immediately.

Breakdown of Ingredients and Average Carb Content

Let’s break down the carb content:

  • Shrimp: 0g per lb
  • Olive Oil: 0g per tbsp
  • Butter: 0g per tbsp
  • Garlic: 1g per tbsp
  • Cajun Seasoning: 1g per tbsp (varies by brand)
  • Smoked Paprika: 1g per tsp
  • Red Pepper Flakes: 0g per tsp
  • Lemon Juice: 3g per lemon
  • Fresh Parsley: 1g per tbsp
  • Salt and Pepper: 0g

Total carbs for the recipe: Approximately 7g (varies based on the amount of each ingredient used and specific brands).

A Flavorful Fiesta

This Spicy New Orleans Inspired Shrimp Skillet is a fantastic way to enjoy a flavorful, spicy meal without compromising your keto diet. It’s quick to prepare, packed with bold flavors, and perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a casual weeknight dinner or a special gathering with friends. Give it a try, and let the flavors of New Orleans spice up your meal times!

Recipe Credit: gogas2

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