Diabetic friendly Paleo Garlic Shrimp is a family favorite that is one of the tastiest, yet healthiest, entrees you can make. It will pair well with most vegetable sides.
- Serves: 4
- Preparation: 10 Minutes
- Cook Time: 6 Minutes
1lb Medium Uncooked Shrimp
1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 Cloves Garlic (Minced)
1/4 Cup Freshed Chopped Parsley
1 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
Salt & Pepper for flavor
- Peel, de-vein, rinse and dry your shrimp
- Chop 1/4 cup of fresh parsley leaves
- Mince 4 cloves of garlic
Cooking Paleo Garlic Shrimp
Pour 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil into a medium-large frying pan. Warm over medium-high heat until the oil is warm, then add all of your garlic, parsley and crushed red pepper to the oil. Heat for approximately 2 minutes while continuously stirring.
Add your shrimp; the cooking method is a combination of frying and sauteeing, cook for a minimum of 6 minutes over medium-high heat, stirring the shrimp every 1-2 minutes. Depending on the size of your shrimp this could take considerably longer, the idea is to cook until the shrimp has a light golden brown color.
Did You Know
Some scientists believe that seafood and especially shellfish are the original paleo diet. Remains of early humans found in South Africa suggest that food sources from the sea provided the fatty acids, proteins and calories needed for early brain development, and specific abundant locations could have helped early communities enjoy relative stability needed for leisure time and the need for more complex communication. – Credit: Curtis Marean, Anthropologist Arizona State University
For the Rest of the Family
Cooking for a diabetic can sometimes be challenging. While a healthy diet is important for everyone, it’s especially important when you’re sensitive to changes in your blood glucose levels – not all guests will require such careful consideration for their diet.
For this dish, add Bada Bing Shrimp sauce for guests that aren’t following dietary guidelines as closely.
1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
1/8 Cup Sweet Thai Chilli Sauce
1/2 Teaspoon Minced Garlic
Mix your mayonnaise, sweet thai chilli sauce and garlic in a small bowl until the consistency and color is even. While the Paleo garlic shrimp is very tasty as an entree, this sauce pairs well and will add extra flavor for guests that do not require the dietary discipline of a diabetic.