Keto Vietnamese Shrimp and Zucchini

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  • prep time

    prep time

    20 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    15 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    35 min

Keto Vietnamese Shrimp and Zucchini

20 ratings

The combo of shrimp and zucchini is so refreshing and perfect for the summertime when zucchini is in season. This meal comes together quite simply as long as you defrost shrimp ahead of time which can be done in 15 minutes by running cool water on a bowl of frozen shrimp. Then of course the zucchini is easy to chop. Everything is stir-fried together and is great served with cauliflower rice. Be sure to use a fish sauce that has no sugar added.

  • Net Carbs

    2.6 g

  • Fiber

    1.1 g

  • Total Carbs

    3.8 g

  • Protein

    20.9 g

  • Fats

    2.8 g

120 cals

Keto Vietnamese Shrimp and Zucchini

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Ingredients

  • Zucchini

    Zucchini

    1-½ pound

  • Shrimp, Cooked From Fresh

    Shrimp, Cooked From Fresh

    1 pound

  • Garlic

    Garlic

    1 clove

  • Avocado Oil

    Avocado Oil

    1 tablespoon

  • 100% Pure First Press Extra Virgin Fish Sauce by Red Boat

    100% Pure First Press Extra Virgin Fish Sauce by Red Boat

    2 tbsp

  • Coarse Kosher Salt by Morton

    Coarse Kosher Salt by Morton

    1 tsp

Recipe Steps

steps 4

35 min

  • Step 1

    If using frozen shrimp, place them in a large bowl and run cool water over them until they are thawed, this should take about 15 minutes. In the meantime, cut the zucchini in half the long way and then cut each half into half moon slices about ½” thick.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    In a large and heavy bottomed pot, heat the pot over medium-high heat until hot. Add the oil and heat until shimmering, about a few seconds. Add the garlic and then the zucchini. Cook the zucchini until halfway cooked about 7-9 minutes. Be sure to stir zucchini around as it is cooking so it will cook evenly and add half of the salt. Once zucchini is halfway cooked then add the fish sauce.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Add the shrimp and the rest of the salt and fish sauce and cook until cooked through and pink about 5-7 minutes, stirring every minute or so.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Taste and add more fish sauce or salt as you desire.
    Step 4

Comments 24

  • StellarRadish268904

    StellarRadish268904 23 days ago

    This was so tasty. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I will definitely add this to my recipes that I plan on using again.

    • Feenyx_

      Feenyx_ 2 years ago

      💗✨🤤🤤🤤

      • MirthfulKetone628351

        MirthfulKetone628351 2 years ago

        Loved this and my daughter did as well. Didn’t have fish sauce so used low sodium soy sauce and it turned out great.

        • LaMosquita

          LaMosquita 3 years ago

          One of my favorites so far. I substituted zucchini noodles and I’m so glad I did (measured to equal g). I also made a few other adjustments: I opted for one part Tamari and one part red boat fish sauce rather than 2 TBS of fish sauce. I also added fresh ginger to the pan and tossed in a generous amount of cilantro in the last few minutes. If I had any scallions I would have thrown those in as well. This was a banger and I will definitely be making it again.

          • Aowens2575

            Aowens2575 3 years ago

            Was worried about the fish sauce added a little soy sauce. Omg this is delicious!!!!!

            • Lmb2020

              Lmb2020 4 years ago

              Soooooo good, besides the fish sauce, I added tamari, black pepper and red pepper flakes

              • Kelly

                Kelly 4 years ago

                I made this and instead of fish sauce I added basil pesto. Soo good.

                • Wendigirl

                  Wendigirl 3 years ago

                  I don’t have fish sauce , so I’ll be using pesto too !

                • Bren

                  Bren 3 years ago

                  Nice substitute, I’m trying this one! I can’t stand fish sauce, thanks for the suggestion!

              • Bomboolia

                Bomboolia 4 years ago

                Another top banana recipe from Carb Manager. I want sure about this. I just needed a meal that would bump up my proteins and use up my glut of courgettes. The result Amazing! This will now be a regular feature to my Keto diet. I love it just as it is, but if you like to add other flavours and spices go do it. It’s easy, quick and delicious. What’s not to love. 🍤

                • Anonymous

                  Anonymous 4 years ago

                  I added ginger as well as fish sauce served with some “rice”.

                  • Anonymous

                    Anonymous 4 years ago

                    I made this today and it came out so delicious I added soy sauce and rice vinegar! And pepper flakes ❤️

                    • Anonymous

                      Anonymous 4 years ago

                      I made this today and it came out so delicious I added soy sauce and rice vinegar! And pepper flakes ❤️

                      • Kim

                        Kim 4 years ago

                        We were pleasantly surprised with how delicious this dish was. Will definitely make this again!!!!

                        • Dcosman

                          Dcosman 4 years ago

                          I changed the fish sauce for 1 tbsp Tarami sauce and 2 tbsp butter Delicious!!!!!

                          • Anonymous

                            Anonymous 4 years ago

                            Good! I added some ginger and red pepper flakes... like spice!

                            • Kiki

                              Kiki 5 years ago

                              This is definitely a keeper!! Thank you!!

                              • Sandy

                                Sandy 5 years ago

                                I enjoyed this tonight for dinner. Very easy and delicious.

                                • Begeee

                                  Begeee 5 years ago

                                  Is there an alternative ingredient to use for the fish sauce? It’s not sold in groceries near me

                                  • Bomboolia

                                    Bomboolia 4 years ago

                                    Order it online. Try Red Boat, it’s a little pricey but superior in flavour

                                  • recipewriter

                                    recipewriter 5 years ago

                                    Yes soy sauce or tamari would be great instead.

                                • darnellstokes4157

                                  darnellstokes4157 5 years ago

                                  How much is considered at servng?

                                  • britattitude6b08

                                    britattitude6b08 5 years ago

                                    It says 7oz below

                                  • recipewriter

                                    recipewriter 5 years ago

                                    About 9 oz :)