Recipe type: Main Courses
Cuisine: Ketogenic. LCHF. Low Carb. High Protein. Grain Free. Gluten Free.
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Yield: 2
Incredibly tasty, with the prawns (shrimp) flavour enhanced by the cricket flour. A really easy, but luxury dish that will also be a fun dinner topic.
  • 700g Argentine prawns (about 24 jumbo-size shrimp - no head, shell on)
  • 3 TBSP extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) (U.S. option HERE)
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp dried onion powder
  • 1 TBSP sweet paprika
  • ¼ tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • ¼ tsp fine Himalayan pink salt (U.S. option HERE)
  • 1 TBSP cricket flour (click HERE for U.S. zero-carbs option)
  1. remove carapace (shell) from prawns, leaving the tail on.
  2. using a sharp knife, score the dorsal length deeply enough to expose the bowel, and remove it from each prawn by pulling gently.
  3. rinse prawns in running cold water and drain, then set aside in a large glass mixing bowl (Pyrex or similar).
  4. in a separate small bowl, mix all spices, seasoning and cricket flour.
  5. pour EVOO onto prawns, then add the spices mix.
  6. stir well to ensure even coating, then cover the bowl with cling film and leave to marinade in the fridge for a few hours.
  7. brush a little EVOO over a cast iron or similar pan and place it on medium-high heat.
  8. cook the prawns 3-5 minutes each side until they become slightly charred and serve immediately.
ALLERGY NOTE: If you are allergic to shellfish you may also be allergic to insects.

You don't have to marinade if you're in a hurry, but it does intensify the flavours.

To compensate the high protein ratio and make it more keto, serve with avocado salad or fibrous veggies cooked in butter.

Metric kitchen scales are an inexpensive yet invaluable gadget to enable accurate measurement of ingredients. Store them upright in a cupboard or over your worktop and they'll only take up a tiny bit of space. Click HERE for the ones I use. For U.S. option click HERE.
Serving: 1 Calories: 528 Fat: 31g Net Carbs: 1.5g Protein: 59g
Recipe by at https://queenketo.com/low-carb-cricket-cajun-argentine-prawns/