Argentine Red Shrimp Recipe
This Argentine red shrimp recipe is quick, easy and incredibly flavorful! It takes only 20 minutes from start to finish. This healthy recipe is low carb, no sugar, high protein and high flavor. It is great for weeknight family dinners, holidays, birthdays, and special occasions!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- This Argentine red shrimp recipe is quick and easy.
- The shrimp is so tender and flavorful.
- An easy garlic butter sauce adds so much flavor.
- It is made in one baking dish.
- This recipe is high in protein and low in carbs.
- It is Whole30 compliant, Paleo, Keto, gluten free, low carb and sugar free.
- Check out this Royal Red Shrimp recipe for another great idea!
Ingredients & Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Argentine red shrimp. Scroll down to the recipe card for full ingredients list and instructions.
Argentine red shrimp is widely sold in grocery stores. In addition, it is available online. Argentine red shrimp are slightly larger than typical shrimp. Feel free to use any type of shrimp in this recipe.
Melted butter creates the most delicious garlic butter sauce. Substitute ghee if needed.
Minced garlic adds a great garlicky flavor. If needed, use garlic powder.
Paprika adds a little bit of spice. This shrimp is not spicy, but flavorful.
Both sea salt and pepper add a touch of flavor.
Lemon slices add a sense of freshness. Lemon and seafood are great together.
Lastly, freshly chopped parsley is the best garnish. It adds flavor, color and freshness.
What is Argentine Red Shrimp?
Argentine red shrimp are similar to deep water shrimp, but they are larger in size. These shrimp are wild caught in the Southwestern Atlantic ocean. Unlike most shrimp, they are not gray while raw. These shrimp are more red in color.
Additionally, Argentine shrimp are slightly sweeter than regular shrimp. They are said to have a better taste and texture than most other prawns.
In the recent years, sourcing red shrimp in Argentina has become a booming economic business. Luckily, this species of shrimp has a short reproductive cycle. It is only 1 year to 16 months long.
These Argentinian shrimp are low in calories, but high in protein. They are also low fat. This is a great healthy option for those who are Paleo, Whole30 or Keto.
There are less than 10 calories per ½ cup of red shrimp. Each serving contains under 1 gram of fat.
This shrimp contains healthy vitamins and minerals. These include omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin B12, zinc, potassium and iron.
Overall, these shrimp are heart healthy!
They can be grilled, baked, pan seared, or air fried.
Taste & Texture
These Argentine red shrimp taste slightly sweeter than regular shrimp. The garlic butter sauce is both garlicky and buttery. No surprises!
The texture is tender and soft.
How to Make
First, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Add shrimp to baking dish.
Combine melted butter and minced garlic in a small bowl. Pour over shrimp.
Then, sprinkle shrimp with paprika, sea salt and pepper. Top with lemon slices.
Bake in oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until shrimp are no longer transparent.
Finally, remove from oven. Serve with butter sauce, sliced lemons and chopped parsley.
Expert Tips & Tricks
For best results, use fresh shrimp. If this is not possible, thaw shrimp before making.
Cook until shrimp is no longer transparent. It will become opaque when finished cooking.
Do not skimp on the butter! It adds a great flavor.
Where to Buy
Argentine red shrimp is available in many grocery stores.
In addition, it can be sourced online. Wild Fork Foods is a great option for buying online.
How to Serve & Store
Serve hot and fresh from the oven!
Top with garlic butter sauce, lemon slices and parsley. This combination is also delicious on Easy Sockeye Salmon!
For a spicy option, make this Buffalo Shrimp!
Serve alongside roasted veggies, a side salad, or French fries.
Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days. The garlic butter sauce will firm up when chilled.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, Argentinian shrimp are great!
They are slightly sweeter than normal shrimp.
The garlic butter sauce is garlicky and buttery. There are no surprising flavors.
Yes, this recipe is both low carb and Keto. In addition, it is Whole30 compliant and Paleo.
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Get the Recipe: Argentine Red Shrimp Recipe
- First, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Add shrimp to a baking dish.
- Combine melted butter and minced garlic in a small bowl. Pour over shrimp.
- Then, sprinkle shrimp with paprika, sea salt and pepper. Top with lemon slices.
- Bake in oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until shrimp are no longer transparent.
- Finally, remove from oven. Serve with butter sauce, sliced lemons and chopped parsley.
- If using frozen shrimp, thaw before use.
- Argentine red shrimp is widely sold in grocery stores. In addition, it is available for purchase online.
- Shrimp is cooked through when it is opaque and no longer transparent.
- Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days. The butter sauce will firm up in the fridge.
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