This recipe for Easy Garlic Basil Shrimp makes a delicious main course. This recipe can work for a low-carb, ketogenic, diabetic, LC/HF, gluten-free, grain-free, or Banting diet.
Dry shrimp using paper towels. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon butter (reserving the other tablespoon for later).
When butter melts and stops foaming, add shrimp to the pan. Do not crowd the pan. Shrimp should not touch each other. If necessary, cook shrimp in batches.
Sprinkle shrimp lightly with salt and pepper. Allow shrimp to brown on the first side without moving (about 2-3 minutes), then turn. Cook until shrimp are cooked through (about 2-3 minutes longer), then remove to a plate and set aside.
Turn heat to low. Add second tablespoon of butter to skillet.
When butter stops foaming, add garlic. Cook for about 1 minute. Add lemon juice and cook, scraping up browned bits, until liquid has almost completely evaporated. Stir in shrimp and any liquids that have accumulated on the plate.
Remove skillet from heat, then stir in basil, chili pepper flakes, and lemon zest.
Sprinkle in salt and pepper to taste.
Serving size: about 4 ounces
Fat (g): 7
Carbs (g): 2
Fiber (g): 0
Protein (g): 15
Net carbs (g):2