Who loves crumbed seafood but doesn’t want the bread, gluten, and carbs that come along with them?

Try these low carb lemon crumbed shrimps for an easy and quick snack, or serve with vegetables or salad and turn this into a complete meal, with a homemade mayonnaise on the side.

Lemon Crumbed Shrimps (in almond flour)

Crumbed and deep-fried seafood is incredibly unhealthy. Not only are they high in carbs, grains, colours, and flavours, but more concerning are the processed and oxidised seed oils they are usually fried in.

It’s also scary just how much you can eat in one sitting if you’re not careful, so I decided to develop a recipe that has no grains, no gluten, low carb, no seed oils, and really simple and quick.

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All quantities, ingredients, and instructions are in the recipe card below.

  • pre-cooked frozen shrimps (defrosted and drained)
  • almond meal (almond flour)
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste


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Once cooked, the almond flour crumbed lemon shrimps can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

The lemon crumbed shrimps cannot be frozen because they have previously been defrosted and then cooked.

If you are new here, this page may help you and this page shows you what I keep in my pantry.

Low-Carb Lemon Crumbed Shrimps Recipe

Such a quick, easy and healthy snack, lunch or light dinner. Low carb lemon crumbed shrimps are perfect for sharing.
4.50 from 4 votes
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Snacks
Cuisine: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain free, Keto, LCHF, Low Carb, No Sugars, Paleo, Wheat Free
Keyword: Low carb lemon shrimps
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 235kcal
Author: Thinlicious.com
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  • 50 g almond meal/flour
  • lemon zest
  • +/- salt and pepper to taste
  • 250 g pre cooked frozen shrimps defrosted


  • In a bowl mix the almond meal/flour with the lemon zest, salt and pepper.
  • Place the defrosted shrimps in the bowl and stir to coat each shrimp with the lemon crumbs.
  • Heat some olive oil or coconut oil in a frying pan at a medium heat.
  • Place the lemon crumbed shrimps in the frying pan and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side.
  • Serve as an appetiser, snack, side dish or a main meal with a wedge of lemon.


Calories: 235kcalCarbohydrates: 4.1gProtein: 15.8gFat: 18gFiber: 1.7gSugar: 0.5g

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  1. It is so frustrating finding the recipes!! For example the Lemon Crumbed Shrimps – where’s the recipe??????

      1. It doesn’t show up on a phone, you have to click ‘read more’ which is hidden between 2 ads… its not immediately obvious.

  2. Hi Libby love your site but I was having difficulties seeing the recipes as well. If I open your email from my iPhone the page opens up in Safari and there are ads covering the recipes! It’s fine if I open from Chrome on my phone or on my laptop. But thought I would let you know incase others are having the same problem!

    1. I’ve had the same pop up problem… sometimes I can minimise it, other times I can’t 🙂

  3. Virginia Ryce says:

    Can you use fresh shrimp? I don’t care for eating precooked frozen.

  4. ML Carver says:

    Hi Libby-
    This sounds amazing! Im wondering if you could sub crushed pork rinds for the almond flour? Ill try it, but i like to ask first so i dont waste ingredients…
    Thanks for your wonderful, helpful work!

  5. Great snack idea for when my son gets home or I don’t have time to cook something proper. I used raw prawns rather than precooked, very nice. I’ve gotten so used to almond meal for crumbing that I wonder why I ever used breadcrumbs 🙂

    1. I really enjoy all the recipes. They work . But it is difficult on iPhone to plough through the repetition of titles, adverts, pop ups that obscure the recipe contents. A little irritating and encourages me off the site – rather than linger longer. Why so many ads? But thanks for your recipes.

      1. 5 stars
        I’m sorry for the adverts, sadly they are necessary to pay for my ever-increasing costs to keep the website free. I only have them set to moderate, not high, so to reach a compromise between still able to pay for expenses and recipe development, but not irritate returning visitors. I do have a Private website which has no adverts, you may wish to join Ditch The Carbs PRO.