When you need an easy weeknight meal, this tasty keto shrimp stir fry takes less than half an hour to make. Plus, it’s packed with healthy protein and nutrients!
Looking for an easy weeknight meal that’s low in carbs, packed with lean protein and veggies, and takes less than half an hour to make?
Then you have to try this keto shrimp stir fry! Savory shrimp with crisp snow peas, bell peppers, and thinly-sliced carrots come together for a bowl that is simply irresistible.
Not to mention, the entire dish is made in one pan! So cooking is simple and clean-up is a breeze. Just what everyone needs on a busy weeknight, right?
So when you want something healthy that’s bursting with flavor and can be ready in a snap, I highly recommend giving this low carb dish a try.
How to make keto shrimp stir fry
This tasty one-pan meal comes together in just 8 simple steps.
Step 1: In a large pan over medium heat, heat the butter until melted.
Step 2: Add the shrimp, salt, and pepper, then stir. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the shrimp are cooked through and light pink.
Step 3: Remove the shrimp from the pan.
Step 4: In the same pan over medium-high heat, add the sesame oil. Once hot, add the vegetables, tamari, and rice vinegar.
Step 5: Cook for another 7 – 10 minutes until the vegetables are cooked.
Step 6: Add the garlic and ginger, then mix well. Add salt to taste if desired.
Step 7: Add the shrimp back to the pan and stir to combine with the other ingredients.
Step 8: Garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds before serving.
That’s it! Your healthy low carb dinner is ready to enjoy.
Is shrimp good for keto?
Shrimp, like most seafood, is a great source of lean protein. But is it a good ingredient for someone following a keto way of eating?
In fact, there is only 1 gram of carbs per cup of cooked shrimp. So I would say YES, this shellfish is a great option for anyone watching their carbs!
That same serving size also packs in 24 grams of protein. Not to mention, shrimp are rich in nutrients like zinc, magnesium, iron, and more.
Thanks to its nutritional profile and very low carb content, shrimp makes a great protein for any keto or low carb meal.
Stir fry is always best when it’s hot out of the pan (or wok). But if you find yourself with leftovers, don’t let them go to waste!
Simply store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I recommend enjoying your leftovers within 3 days.
Other low carb seafood recipes
Seafood is such a great option for high-protein, low-carb meals. If you’re looking for more ideas, here are a few of my favorite keto seafood recipes I know you’ll enjoy:
You can also check out this roundup of healthy low-carb seafood recipes for even more options!
When you’ve tried this stir fry recipe, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!
Keto Shrimp Stir Fry
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 pound raw shrimp (peeled and deveined)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 red bell pepper (sliced)
- 1 cup snow peas
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 2 large carrots (sliced thin)
- 2 tablespoons tamari
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger (minced)
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoons green onions (chopped)
- In a large pan over medium heat, heat the butter until melted.
- Add the shrimp, salt, and pepper, then stir. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the shrimp are cooked through and light pink.
- Remove the shrimp from the pan.
- In the same pan over medium-high heat, add the sesame oil. Once hot, add the vegetables, tamari, and rice vinegar.
- Cook for another 7 – 10 minutes until the vegetables are cooked.
- Add the garlic and ginger, then mix well. Add salt to taste if desired.
- Add the shrimp back to the pan and stir to combine with the other ingredients.
- Garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds before serving.
Christina Moran says
This has become one of our staples for the week! I’ve already made it twice and it’s delicious! I use green beans instead of snow peas and baby carrots.
Lisa G. Lens says
My husband is a severe diabetic. He was diagnosed over 30 years ago and is 63. I’m always looking for new recipes to add to our meal plans but I normally have to tweak them. For instance this recipe calls for snow peas and carrots. Both have natural sugar and he as for most diabetics CAN NOT have them, these vegetables will shot his sugars up to a dangerous level . So as usual I tweaked this recipe and used spinach, broccoli, spinach and cauliflower. Also I added very thin sliced pork chops. The stir fry turned out great.
Will it make a huge taste difference if I don’t use the rice vinegar?
Christel Oerum says
Debra Piette says
There is no sesame oil listed in the ingredients, but it is used to fry the veg. Also rice vinegar is in the ingredient list but not mentioned in the instructions.
Tobias Oerum says
We had forgotten the sesame oil! It’s 1 tablespoon. Thank you for catching that. The rice vinegar is included in point 4 of the instructions.