This easy Marinated Shrimp is the perfect no-cook recipe for sprucing up some plain cocktail shrimp! It’s a great party appetizer, salad topper, or wrap filling for under 1 carb per serving.
This Marinated Shrimp is going to become your new go-to appetizer! This easy keto recipe is a great upgrade to a classic shrimp cocktail. Cooked shrimp is covered in a combination of sharp lemon juice, robust olive oil and fresh herbs! This gives the shrimp a fantastically crisp and bright flavor. You won’t believe how tasty these cocktail shrimp are!
This meal requires absolutely no cooking! All you’ll need to do is combine your ingredients and coat the shrimp. Seriously, that’s it! This easy potluck dish will have everyone asking for your recipe! This no-cook meal requires minimal ingredients and even less time. This keto dinner recipe is also less than 1 net carb per serving and is naturally gluten free!
Ingredients for Marinated Cocktail Shrimp
As always, here is a quick overview of the ingredients used in our cocktail shrimp. For the complete recipe, just scroll to the bottom of the page.
- Cocktail shrimp- cooked
- Lemon juice, olive oil
- Fresh herbs (basil, rosemary, chives, oregano- any you prefer), salt and pepper
How do I make this easy potluck dish?
All you’ll need to do is prepare the marinade and pour it over your shrimp. Seal in a plastic bag and toss to coat. That’s it!
How long can you marinate shrimp?
Since this recipe includes lemon juice, you’ll want to enjoy your cocktail shrimp 1-12 hours after marinating. The shrimp will stay fresh for up to 2-3 days, but the texture may change the longer it is in the lemon juice marinade.
How to store cocktail shrimp
You’ll want to keep these shrimp in the fridge, in either a plastic bag or a container with an airtight lid. These shrimp will keep fresh in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Can you freeze cocktail shrimp?
If your shrimp has been previously frozen, you should not refreeze it. If you made this marinated shrimp with fresh shrimp that has never been frozen, then you can freeze this recipe. This shrimp will stay fresh in the freezer for up to six months.
Is marinated shrimp good for meal prep?
If you plan on enjoying within two days, this is a great quick meal prep option. I wouldn’t recommend this recipe for a full week of meal prep because the texture of the shrimp will change in the marinade after 2-3 days. If you’re looking for great shrimp meal prep recipes, try this Cajun Shrimp or BBQ Shrimp!
What to serve with lemon herb shrimp
One of my favorite keto bread recipes are these Cheddar Garlic Keto Biscuits– they are the perfect Red Lobster copycat recipe! If you don’t like garlic, try these Keto Three Cheese Biscuits or these Keto Cheesy Zucchini Breadsticks! Make this Marinated Shrimp for a fun charcuterie board and include these Marinated Mozzarella Balls, BBQ Cheddar Meatballs or Air Fryer Mushrooms!
Keto shrimp recipes
- 1 pound cooked cocktail shrimp
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs (basil, rosemary, chives, oregano, etc.)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Add all ingredients to a bowl or plastic bag and toss to coat.
- Serve immediately or store in the fridge until ready to serve.
Because lemon juice can actually cook shrimp, it's best to eat this within 2 days. The texture of the shrimp will begin to change the longer it is covered in the lemon juice.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1/4 pound
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 1.4gCholesterol: 214.2mgSodium: 126.7mgCarbohydrates: 0.5gNet Carbohydrates: 0.5gFiber: 0gSugar: 0.1gProtein: 27.2g