Skip to Content

10 Tasty Paleo Shrimp Recipes You’ll Love

I just love the taste of shrimp – sweet and salty like the ocean, with an easy to chew texture.

It has a lovely, mild taste that’s not as intense as some of the other seafoods out there. And a nice, succulent texture.

Tasty Paleo Shrimp Recipes You'll Love

What’s more, when you cook it in seasoning, it’s great at taking on other flavors when cooked.

And that’s not all – it’s also incredibly healthy. It’s high in protein, low in carbs and fats, therefore low in calories, and it also happens to be rich in nutrients such as vitamins and minerals.

And it turns out that shrimp goes really well in a range of different paleo dishes.

In fact, I’ve been scouring the internet for the best paleo shrimp recipes out there, and now I’m going to share my top ten favorites with you.

Get those taste buds ready because here we go!

1. Simple Garlic Shrimp Recipe From Paleo Grubs

I thought we’d kick things off with something that’s super simple to make, but at the same time really delicious.

It features only a handful of ingredients, and most of them are pretty easy to get hold of. There’s shrimp, oil, minced garlic cloves, lemon zest and juice, fresh herbs, and salt and pepper to taste.

And in place of butter, you use paleo-friendly ghee, which is way healthier than butter.

The recipe yields 4 servings and doesn’t take long to cook at all. I love to serve it with some healthy steamed veggies and lemon wedges. But it goes well with just about anything, and there’s flavor in every bite!

To view the recipe in full, simply click on this link.

2. Creamy, Paleo, One Pan Tuscan Garlic Shrimp Recipe From Paleo Running Momma

This dish has so much going for it…

You can make the whole dish in just one pan. You can make it within 20 minutes, which means it’s perfect for a busy weeknight. And it’s a flavorful dish, without being so overpowering that picky eaters won’t enjoy it.

It features such flavorful ingredients as onion, garlic, oil (or ghee), creamy coconut milk, chicken broth (or dry white wine if you prefer), mustard, Italian seasoning, sun dried tomatoes, fresh baby spinach leaves, and finally some sea salt and black pepper to taste.

If you wish you can also throw in some nutritional yeast.

The recipe yields 5 servings in total, and prep time is just 10 minutes, while cooking time is also 10 minutes.

To view the recipe in full, simply click on this link.

3. 15 Minute Paleo Chili Lime Shrimp Recipe From Whole Kitchen Sink

What something hot and flavorful, but you’re kinda short on time and energy because it’s a busy weeknight? Then this is the dish for you!

Prep time is just 15 minutes in total, followed by just 15 minutes cooking time, which means you get it on the table in as little as half an hour.

It’s a simple dish and besides the shrimp, all you need is lime juice, olive oil, garlic powder, chili powder, salt, and fresh cilantro to serve.

All you have to do is marinade the shrimp in the other ingredients, add them to skewers and grill for 4 minutes on each side, before applying the cilantro garnish. Delicious!

To view the recipe in full, simply click on this link.

4. Paleo And Keto-Friendly Cajun Shrimp With Garlic Aioli Recipe From Nyssa’s Kitchen

For those of you who don’t already know, aioli is a cool sauce made from combining olive oil and mashed garlic. And it pairs perfectly with the Cajun seasoning in this recipe.

This recipe makes for an excellent appetizer, or you can pair it with a side dish for a complete main course.

You will need an appropriate mayo, some garlic, mustard, and lemon juice for the garlic aioli, and for the Cajun shrimp, you simply coat the shrimp with some Cajun seasoning and avocado oil or ghee.

If you can’t get hold of ready-made Cajun seasoning, you can make your own as described in the recipe.

The recipe yields 4 servings and takes just 25 minutes to cook.

To view the recipe in full, simply click on this link.

5. Paleo Walnut Shrimp Recipe From Nom Nom Paleo

If you haven’t tried this before, you, my friend, are missing out! Candied nuts and crunchy shrimp together in a creamy and tangy-sweet sauce.

You start with the walnuts, coating them in a mixture of maple syrup, melted ghee, cayenne pepper and salt, and bake. And then you move onto the shrimp…

For the shrimp, you will need some paleo mayo, honey, fresh lemon juice, salt, egg white, tapioca starch, ghee, and toasted sesame seeds.

You make a batter for the shrimp, fry them in batches until they are golden, toss them into the honey-mayo sauce, and sprinkle them with candied walnuts and toasted sesame seeds to serve. Yum!

To view the recipe in full, simply click on this link.

6. Paleo Paprika Garlic Shrimp Recipe From Perchance To Cook

OMG, I just love this healthy paprika and garlic shrimp dish – it has the most delicious sauce!

Besides the shrimp, it’s made with the likes of canned coconut cream or coconut milk, coconut oil, crushed red pepper, minced garlic cloves, some parsley (dried or fresh is fine), plenty of paprika, a little lemon juice, and salt and black pepper to taste.

Be sure to use preservative-free coconut cream or milk, and don’t overcook the shrimp.

It’s an absolute breeze to make, prep time is a mere 5 minutes, followed by just 15 minutes of cooking time, so you can get it on the table in just 20 minutes!

I like to serve it with cauliflower rice.

To view the recipe in full, simply click on this link.

7. Healthy Paleo Sesame Shrimp Recipe From One Lovely Life

Now, this dish is loaded with flavorful ingredients!

In addition to the shrimp, it’s got avocado oil, pure maple syrup (or honey), rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil, minced garlic cloves, minced fresh ginger, cornstarch, and tamari (or soy sauce).

You can also throw in some red pepper flakes if you wish, and I recommend a sprinkle of sesame seeds as garnish. You can also add some slices of green onion, or finely chopped cilantro.

The shrimp comes out sweet and tangy, and it can be made ready to eat in as little as half an hour.

I love to serve it with diced pineapple!

To view the recipe in full, simply click on this link.

8. Paleo Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Scampi Recipe From Wicked Spatula

The great thing about this recipe is that it’s not just for the shrimp alone, but also some spaghetti squash to enjoy with it.

The Paleo shrimp scampi is surprisingly easy to make, and features mostly easy to get hold of ingredients. You will need ghee, olive oil.

Minced garlic cloves, red pepper flakes, lemon zest and juice, and fresh parsley to serve. And you can serve the paleo shrimp scampi in the squash shells!

The recipe makes 4 servings at just 363 calories each. Prep time is just 10 minutes, and it’s ready to eat in about 45 minutes.

The recipe also works well with sausage, chicken, or ground turkey.

To view the recipe in full, simply click on this link.

9. Spicy Buffalo Shrimp Lettuce Wrap Tacos Recipe From Peas And Crayons

I can’t recommend this recipe enough! You get all the flavor of a spicy Buffalo taco, but it’s only 93 calories per serving!

It also happens to be gluten-free, paleo-friendly, and keto-friendly to boot, thanks to switches like swapping the taco for a lettuce wrap instead.

Besides the shrimp, all you need is some romaine lettuce, a paleo-friendly Buffalo sauce, oil, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and salt and pepper to taste.

You can also throw in your favorite veggies, such as shredded carrots, cabbage, chopped onion, pickled jalapeños.

The recipe makes 6 tacos, and can be ready to eat in just 20 minutes.

To view the recipe in full, simply click on this link.

10. Baked Keto Coconut Shrimp Recipe From Wholesome Yum

And now to go out with a bang! I absolutely adore this baked coconut shrimp! It tastes amazing, and it’s way healthier than traditional deep-fried shrimp!

Plus, it’s so low in carbs, you can even enjoy it on the keto diet.

You don’t need a whole lot of ingredients for it, just shrimp, coconut flour, eggs, coconut flakes, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and sea salt and black pepper to taste.

The recipe makes 4 servings, each coming in at just 443 calories per serving.

What’s more, you can have it on the table in as little as 20 minutes. It’s a super simple recipe, too, and great fun to make!

To view the recipe in full, simply click on this link.

Wrap Up

By this point, your mouth must be watering! And you know what the remedy is? Go make yourself a lovely paleo shrimp dish – enjoy!

Justin Roberts