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19 Low-Carb Shrimp Dinners

These low-carb shrimp recipes are quick enough for weeknight dinners, but special enough for company. They’re so delicious, you won’t even miss the carbs!

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Spicy Island Shrimp

My husband got this recipe while he was living on St. Croix Island. We’ve served Spicy Island Shrimp on several holiday occasions. I’m amazed at how even those who claim not to care for shrimp come out of their shells and devour them when they’re prepared this way! -Teresa Methe, Minden, Nebraska

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Shrimp and Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

When I meet former co-workers for lunch at our favorite restaurant, we always order this salad. I wanted to share this low-carb shrimp recipe with my husband, so I made it my mission to re-create it. Mission accomplished! —Lisa Bynum, Brandon, Mississippi
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Grilled Shrimp Skewers

This recipe is similar to a barbecue shrimp dish I love at a restaurant in Florida. I serve these grilled shrimp skewers as an entree with a salad, but it could work as an appetizer, too. —Sandy Lutz, North Canton, Ohio
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Shrimp Egg Foo Young

If you love Chinese food as much as I do, you’ll appreciate this low-carb shrimp egg foo young that features all the flavor without all the fat and calories. The secret lies in using just the egg white instead of the whole egg. It’s filling enough to serve it without rice. —Quimberley Rice, Decatur, Georgia
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Tequila Lime Shrimp Zoodles

This tangy shrimp dish is a smart way to cut carbs without sacrificing flavor. If you don't have a spiralizer, you can use thinly julienned zucchini to get a similar effect. —Brigette Schroeder, Yorkville, Illinois
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Split-Second Shrimp

I use my microwave to hurry along the prep of this super fast shrimp scampi. It’s deliciously buttery and full of garlic flavor. We love it as a main dish, but it makes an excellent appetizer, too. — Jalayne Luckett, Marion, Illinois
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Air-Fryer Shrimp Caesar Salad

My friend Jane and I have a favorite lunch spot that serves a fantastic salad on Wednesdays. I made my own version of this low-carb shrimp recipe at home so I can share it with my family and eat it whenever I want. Save a lot of prep time by buying peeled, deveined shrimp and prewashed lettuce. —Marla Clark, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Rosemary Garlic Shrimp

Delicate shrimp take on fabulous flavor when simmered in a chicken broth mixed with garlic and ripe olives. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Buttery Grilled Shrimp

This grilled shrimp recipe is easy and delicious! These shrimp are great with steak, but for a special occasion, brush the sauce on lobster tails and grill. —Sheryl Shenberger, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Shrimp and Avocado Salad

This Mexican shrimp cocktail’s bright, fresh flavors and colors entice even my little ones. It’s a low-carb shrimp recipe that’s really satisfying. —Carly Terrell, Granbury, Texas
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Cilantro Lime Shrimp

A quick garlicky lime marinade works magic on these juicy shrimp. They come off the grill with huge flavors perfect for your next cookout. —Melissa Rodriguez, Van Nuys, California
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Grilled Pistachio-Lemon Pesto Shrimp

Besides tasting great with shrimp, this pesto can be used on a portobello mushroom and topped with melted mozzarella for another great low-carb recipe. —Amy Jo Dale, Long Beach, California
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Cajun Shrimp Skillet

There’s plenty of sauce with these shrimp—I always have some bread on the side to soak it up or it could be served with low-carb yakitori noodles. Make the dish your own by using your favorite amber beer or flavorful broth. —Mark Oppe, North Pole, Alaska
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Lime-Rosemary Shrimp Skewers

I had a big bunch of rosemary, so I turned the stems into skewers for this low carb shrimp recipe. Serve it with lime wedges for a burst of flavor. —Leah Lenz, Los Angeles, California
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Lemony Shrimp & Tomatoes

I created this recipe for my family because they love grilled shrimp. I love it because it's quick, delicious and good for us. —Lisa Speer, Palm Beach, Florida
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Cajun Grilled Shrimp

The kicked-up marinade on these shrimp makes this a flavor-packed dish. Make sure to squeeze those charred lemons over top—that makes them taste extra bright and delicious. —Sharon Delaney-Chronis, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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New Orleans-Style Spicy Shrimp

We have family members who attended college in New Orleans. This shrimp captures their favorite flavors from the Big Easy, with the right touches of spice and heat. —Susan Seymour, Valatie, New York
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Easy Seafood Salad

This super simple, deceptively delicious recipe was inspired by a seafood salad I had in the Bahamas that featured conch. I substituted crab and shrimp for the conch and like it even more! —Cindy Heyd, Edmond, Oklahoma
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Cajun Shrimp

These zippy shrimp bring a lot of pizazz to the table. Use as much or as little cayenne pepper as you’d like, depending on your family’s tastes. —Donna Thomason, El Paso, Texas

Peggy Woodward, RDN
Peggy is a Senior Food Editor for Taste of Home. In addition to curating recipes, she writes articles, develops recipes and is our in-house nutrition expert. She studied dietetics at the University of Illinois and completed post-graduate studies at the Medical University of South Carolina to become a registered dietitian nutritionist. Peggy has more than 20 years of experience in the industry. She’s a mom, a foodie and enjoys being active in her rural Wisconsin community.