Keto Prawn Recipes

Butter garlic prawns

Seafood isn\’t our go-to when it comes to meal choices, however, Prawns are a nice change of pace from Chicken or Beef. Prawns could be a great replacement in your non-vegetarian keto meals. There are a few keto prawn recipes that can make a great addition to your diet.

Keto Prawn Recipes-


1)Garlic Butter Prawns-

Garlic butter prawns are great as starters. This recipe is a classic combination of all flavors. Butter, garlic, parsley and lemon, are all flavors that go well together and go particularly well with seafood of any kind. You can replace the prawns with calamari or you can even cook fish, crabs, lobster tails in the same way.

  • 100 grams Prawns
  • 1/4 Tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Dried Oregano e
  • 2 Tbsp Butter 
  • 5 grams garlic
  • 5 grams Fresh Parsley
  • 1/2 Lime/Lemon
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil 
  •  Salt to Taste 
  • Firstly, Marinate the prawns with the salt, pepper, cayenne, oregano, and mix well.
  • Now take a pan. Heat some olive oil in the pan, add a pat of butter.
  • Once melted add in the garlic followed by the parsley
  • Next, add in the prawns and cook till done.
  • Turn off the gas, add a pat of butter, splash of lime.
  • Serve
Nutrition Info (Per serving)
  • Calories: 452
  • Net Carbs: 3g
  • Carbs: 5g
  • Fat: 39g
  • Protein: 23g
  • Fiber: 2g

2)Keto Prawn Stir fry-

This simple keto prawn stir fry is incredibly delicious, healthy and easy to make. In fact, it’s so tasty and satisfying that you won’t even realize that you are eating a low-carb meal! Juicy prawns flavored with fresh lime, garlic, chili and coriander on a bed of low-carb courgette noodles.

Ingredients ​
  • 3 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil
  • 500g Raw Prawns, shelled and deveined 
  • 2 Tablespoons Minced Ginger 
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemongrass diced (pale part only)
  • 1 Onion sliced
  • 8 Spring Onions chopped roughly (pale part only)
  • 300g Chinese Broccoli chopped roughly 
  • 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
  • 1 Red Chilli diced 
  • 2 Tablespoons Tamari (Soy Sauce)
  • 2 Tablespoons Fish Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Sweetener (Optional)
  • One Cup Chicken Stock
  • 1 & 1/2 Tablespoons Curry Powder
  • 1 Cup Baby Spinach
  • Coriander and Basil to Garnish 
  • Heat 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil in a wok over medium-high heat.  Add the Prawn and in batches cook on each side for 30 seconds, remove from the pan and set aside until needed.
  • Using the same wok, add the remaining Coconut Oil.  Add the Ginger, Lemongrass, Onion, Spring Onion, Chinese Broccoli, Garlic & Chilli.  Stir-fry for approximately 3-4 minutes until fragrant and starting to color slightly.
  • Mix in the Tamari, Fish Sauce, Sweetener, Chicken Stock and Curry Powder.  Stir for 1 minute or until the sauce thickens, add the Prawns back to the wok and toss, add the Spinach and toss until only just wilted 
  • Garnish with fresh Coriander and Basil.
Nutritional Info Per Serving :
  • Calories- 311
  • Fats- 13.7 g
  • Carbs- 16g
  • Protein- 32.4g

3) Keto Prawn curry-

This a south Indian style prawn curry with coconut milk. Those who are south Indian food lovers must try out this recipe! The keto prawn recipes include your basic spices curry leaves, coconut milk, and kokum. Kokum is a sort of sour dried fruit. It really adds that punch to the curry. 

  • 200 grams Prawns
  • 200 ml Coconut Milk
  • one tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 Small Onion
  • 1 small tomato
  • 4-5 cloves of Garlic
  • 10 grams Ginger
  • 10-12 Curry Leaves 
  • 1/2 tbsp Mustard Seeds 
  • 1 Green Chilly
  • Half Tsp Red Chilly Powder
  • Half Tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  •  Fresh Coriander
  •  a couple of pieces of Kokum
  • Grind the onion, tomato, green chilly, ginger and garlic together to make a curry paste.
  • Heat the coconut oil in a saucepan and fry the mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  • Once the mustard seeds start to pop add in the curry paste along with the chilly powder, turmeric, coriander powder and salt and fry it.
  • Now, Add about 30-50ml of water and cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Next, Add in the kokum and the coconut milk and cook for a minute.
  • Add in the prawns and cover and cook for 3 minutes more.
  • Finish with coriander.
  • Serve with cauliflower rice.


Nutrition Info (Per serving)

  • Calories: 263
  • Net Carbs: 6g
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fat: 17g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Fiber: 0g


4)Thai Prawns with cauliflower rice-

This Thai Prawns With Cauliflower Rice is a super delicious lighter meal, packed with flavor, ready on the table in under 20 minutes. This one of the keto prawn recipes you would love to enjoy if you wish to crave Thai food or lighter meals.

  • 16 king prawns – deveined and washed (approx 160g)
  • 300 g cauliflower – about 1 large head, grated
  • 1 clove of garlic – peeled and minced
  • 1 small piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 40 g Red Thai curry paste –
  • 50 g coconut cream
  • 6 tbsps water
  • 1 tsp fish sauce – usually gluten-free,
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 20 sprays of one-cal-per-spray cooking oil
  • A regular bunch of coriander
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Half of a small red chili
  • a good pinch of salt and pepper
  • Put your prawns on skewers and spray with half of the cooking spray. 
  • Heat up a griddle pan and a large frying pan.
  • Spray a small pan with two sprays of cooking spray and add in the garlic and ginger.  Cook on a low heat for two minutes.  Add in the Thai curry paste and stir for 30 seconds, then add in the coconut cream, water, fish sauce, sugar, and half of the lime juice.  Bring to a gentle bubble.  Take a pastry brush and brush a little of the sauce onto the raw prawns. 
  • Leave on low heat, and add a little more water if it starts to look too dry.
For cauliflower rice –
  • Spray the remaining cooking spray into the large frying pan and add in your grated cauliflower.  Cook for a few minutes, turning with a spatula to prevent burning.
  • As your cauliflower is cooking, put the prawns on the griddle to cook.  Cook for about 2 minutes on each side until they turn pink.
  • Add the coriander, remaining lime juice and a good pinch of salt and pepper to the cauliflower.  Give it all a good stir.  It should be starting to brown just a little bit in a few places which means it’s ready.
  • Dish up the cauliflower between serving plates, and top with the prawn skewers.  Drizzle the remaining Thai sauce over the top and sprinkle on the chopped red chilies, then serve!

Nutritional Info Per Serving :

  • Calories- 246
  • Carbs- 16g
  • Fats- 12g
  • Protein- 21g

5)Coconut garlic prawns- 

We use coconut milk and coconut oil to make the prawns. This keto prawn recipes is super easy to fix and the garlic and spices add just they perfect blend of flavors to the shrimp without being overpowering. You can pair it with some riced cauliflower and shelled edamame so, the meal you are going to love! 

  • 1 tablespoon Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 tablespoon Chili Powder
  • one-fourth teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 16 oz, without shell, raw (yield after cooking) Prawns
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Milk Unsweetened
  • 2 large Scallions or Spring Onions
  • 400g Cilantro (Coriander)
  • Heat oil in a small cast-iron skillet. 
  • Add minced garlic and cook about 1 minute, stirring often until it becomes fragrant.  
  • Also, Add the salt, chili powder, and chili flakes; stir. 
  • Next. Add the prawns, stirring until they begin to turn pink. 
  • Add the coconut milk and stir well. Cook 1 minute more as the coconut milk bubbles up and reduces to cook the prawns cook through. Garnish with diced green onions and cilantro.  
  • Serve immediately. 

Nutritional Info Per Serving :

  • Calories- 130
  • Protein- 17.4g
  • Fats- 5.4g
  • Carbs- 1.2g
6)Prawn and guacamole salad-

It’s the most easiest and quickest salad you will love. Prawns and guacamole make a great combination of flavors. The keto salad is low carb and keto-friendly.

  • Guacamole (avocado mashed with lime juice and some chili flakes)
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 pack cold cooked prawns (mine were marinated in chili and lime)
  • one tsp pumpkin seeds
  • Drizzle extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Spread the guacamole on the bottom of your plate.
  • Top with the diced red pepper, prawns, pumpkin seeds and then drizzle with oil.
  • Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Info Per Serving 

  • Calories- 254
  • Carbs- 7g
  • Fats- 16g
  • Protein- 9g

7) Keto Prawn cocktail sauce-

This sauce recipe is not only limited to prawns.  You can serve it with chicken, fish, and other seafood as well. Keto prawn cocktails sauce is a side dish with your cocktail. It’s just ready within few minutes. Simple and easy! In addition, Keto sauces are also a great way to add some fat to a leaner style protein. This keto prawn cocktail sauce recipe is great for adding fat to prawns, which are pretty lean.

  • 200 ml double cream (thick dollop style)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce, sugar-free/ reduced sugar (ketchup)
  • 1 tsp tabasco sauce
  • ¼ tsp salt

Add all ingredients to a small bowl and stir until combined and smooth.

Nutrition Info :

  • Calories: 139kcal 
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Fat: 12g
  •  Sugar: 1g
8) Keto Prawn Cocktail-

This prawn cocktail is the perfect crowd pleaser for Christmas or dinner parties. It is quick and easy to make and is the perfect keto & low carb appetizer. You can enjoy it with keto prawn cocktail sauce,

  • 400 g Prawns (shrimp) 1 pound
  • 0.5 cup Keto Cocktail Sauce
  • one Avocado (diced)
  • 1 Lebanese Cucumber (cut into ribbons)
  • 1 small Baby Cos Lettuce (chopped) Romaine Lettuce
  • Chives to garnish
  • Place chopped lettuce evenly into the middle 4 serving plates. For presentation, make the lettuce a circular pile on the plate. 
  • Wrap the ribbons of cucumber around the lettuce piles. 
  • Chop the prawns into bite-size pieces.
  • In a bowl, combine the chopped prawns, cocktail sauce, and diced avocado and gently toss until the prawns and avocado are well coated in the sauce. 
  • Evenly divide the prawn mixture into four serves and place on top of the chopped lettuce. 
  • Garnish with chopped chives and serve. Feel free to experiment with your plating with this dish. 
Nutrition Per Serve: 
  • Calories: 295kcal 
  • Carbohydrates: 8g 
  •  Protein: 21g 
  •  Fat: 17g 
  • Fiber: 3g 
  • Sugar: 2g 

Those who love prawns and seafood can try out these easy and amazing keto prawn recipes. We love these recipes and we know you will too. This is as easy as it gets, so what is your excuse now? Get yourself started today and Stay tuned for more such keto weight loss journeys, health content, and recipes! Also, don\’t forget to follow us on Instagram for the daily dose of the Keto Lifestyle!

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