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!

Argentine red shrimp recipe.

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.

Red shrimp with butter.

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 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.

Nutritional Value

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

Step 1

First, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Add shrimp to baking dish.

Shrimp in dish.

Step 2

Combine melted butter and minced garlic in a small bowl. Pour over shrimp.

Garlic butter in bowl.

Step 3

Then, sprinkle shrimp with paprika, sea salt and pepper. Top with lemon slices.

Prawns with lemons.

Step 4

Bake in oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until shrimp are no longer transparent.

Pan with seafood.

Step 5

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.

Plate with Argentine red shrimp.

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.

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

Are these shrimp good?

Yes, these are great!

Do they taste different?

They are slightly sweeter than normal shrimp.

What does it taste like?

The garlic butter sauce is garlicky and buttery. There are no surprising flavors.

Is this low carb and Keto?

Yes, this recipe is both low carb and Keto. In addition, it is Whole30 compliant and Paleo.

Red shrimp on plate.

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Argentine red shrimp recipe.

Get the Recipe: Argentine Red Shrimp Recipe

This Argentine red shrimp recipe is quick, easy and so flavorful! The garlic butter sauce pairs so well with the shrimp. This easy dinner feels and tastes gourmet and fancy!
5 from 16 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Argentine red shrimp, deveined and peeled
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • lemon slices
  • fresh parlsey, for garnish

Instructions 

  • 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.

Notes

  • 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.
Calories: 319kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 31g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 331mg, Sodium: 2001mg, Potassium: 287mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 975IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 137mg, Iron: 1mg

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