Keto Firecracker Shrimp

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  • prep time

    prep time

    1 h 5 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    5 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    1 h 10 min

Keto Firecracker Shrimp

14 ratings

If you love the salty heat of Sriracha, the you must try this firecracker shrimp recipe! Be forewarned, however, this dish is HOT! If this recipe is too spicy for you, you may reduce the amount of Sriracha used or reduce the marinating time. While this is suggested as a single serving, you may also choose to split the amount of shrimp in half and serve over a cauliflower rice bowl for a more filling meal!

Jessica L.

  • Net Carbs

    4.9 g

  • Fiber

    1.2 g

  • Total Carbs

    6.1 g

  • Protein

    19.7 g

  • Fats

    3 g

130 cals

Keto Firecracker Shrimp

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  • Shrimp


    10 large shrimp

  • Soy Sauce

    Soy Sauce

    ⅛ cup

  • Sriracha Hot Sauce

    Sriracha Hot Sauce

    2 tablespoon

  • Rice Vinegar by Kikkoman

    Rice Vinegar by Kikkoman

    2 teaspoon

  • Lime Juice Raw

    Lime Juice Raw

    1 wedge yields

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ¼ tsp

  • Sesame Seeds

    Sesame Seeds

    1 teaspoon

  • Garlic Raw

    Garlic Raw

    1 clove

  • Lime


    2 gram

Recipe Steps

steps 3

1 h 10 min

  • Step 1

    In a bowl, combine the shrimp (peeled and deveined), soy sauce, sriracha, rice vinegar, lime juice, pepper, sesame seeds, and minced garlic. Cover the bowl, and let the shrimp marinate in the fridge for one hour.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Heat a skillet to medium-high heat. Pour in the marinated shrimp and all the additional liquids. Let the shrimp cook on both sides for a couple minutes each until the shrimp is golden brown. You can turn down the heat slightly to avoid burning the sauce. The sauce will reduce slightly and become sticky.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    For serving, scoop the shrimp and all firecracker sauce onto a plate. Sprinkle fresh lime zest over the shrimp for a citrus tang that will cut the heat!

Comments 16

  • IneffableCauliflower175502

    IneffableCauliflower175502 6 months ago

    I used coconut aminos instead of the soy sauce to cut the salt. Very spicy, I forgot the lime juice so less Siracha next time

    • Becky2023

      Becky2023 10 months ago

      Delicious! Served over spiraled zucchini - great combo.

      • SadieBug

        SadieBug 2 years ago

        It was edible, but so salty, even with low sodium soy sauce. I also had to take the shrimp out of the pan and add xanthum gum to the sauce to thicken it. I will probably try again and make some more adjustments.

        • Lovellclan6

          Lovellclan6 3 years ago

          This was amazing!! It was VERY spicy but I loved the spice. I wanted to drink the sauce🤣

          • kbjoh

            kbjoh 3 years ago

            Where did the carbs come from? None of the ingredients have enough carbs to result in 5g carbs per serving. Thanks.

            • ATolley

              ATolley 2 years ago

              Shrimp have carbs! So does garlic and some soy sauces. It took me a long time to realize that I need to consider the minimal carbs of some ingredients because when you use several, it can actually add up.

            • PropitiousAvocadoGreen

              PropitiousAvocadoGreen 2 years ago

              I know !! I saw that a lot of recipes come up with way more carbs than when you make it with your own ingredients…. Go figure

          • Azjlpny

            Azjlpny 3 years ago

            A tiny bit salty.

            • FortuitousAvocado306748

              FortuitousAvocado306748 3 years ago

              You could try coconut amino 73% less sodium than soy sauce

          • Meli

            Meli 4 years ago

            Loved it! Din't change a thing!

            • Anonymous

              Anonymous 4 years ago

              Cooked or u cooked

              • recipewriter

                recipewriter 4 years ago

                Please start with raw shrimp.

            • My diet plan

              My diet plan 5 years ago

              Can you use chicken? I do not eat seafood.

              • recipewriter

                recipewriter 5 years ago

                Hi there, Cubed chicken breast would taste very good here! Please note you may need to spend extra time cooking, so your chicken isn't underdone.

            • Josh

              Josh 5 years ago

              Great taste but I recommend to pour the liquid in and boil it for a few minutes before adding the shrimp to avoid over cooking.

              • JaneCarruthers

                JaneCarruthers 5 years ago

                Thx for the tip. Looks like a great recipe.