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33 Keto Seafood Recipes That Will Make You Say Om Nom

Louise | November 7
33 Keto Seafood Recipes That Will Make You Say Om Nom

Almost any kind of meat is great for Keto, but I’m also a big fan of seafood dishes. They are great for when you want to enjoy something a bit lighter, need to whip up a meal quickly, or simply want some change to your usual beef or chicken dinners.

I’ve struggled to try to find “regular” seafood recipes that would fit my diet. The seafood is ok, of course, but it’s often covered in breading or with a sauce that definitely isn’t low carb.

That’s where this collection of recipes comes in handy. You can be 100% these meals won’t destroy your diet or make you feel sluggish.

Something For Everyone

We’ve added 4 different sections of Keto seafood recipes for you to enjoy:

  • Love shrimp? Combined with cucumber it makes a great appetizer for your party. If you’re looking for a tasty lunch, try the miso soup topped with shrimp. Or maybe shrimp fried rice that you can whip up quickly. For snacks, you will love the crunchy popcorn shrimp!
  • Whether you like your salmon with lemon, curry, garlic or dill, there’s something on this list for you. Go for baked rosemary salmon for a hearty dinner, or bacon-wrapped salmon when you don’t have too much time for cooking. The salmon fishcakes are true comfort food!
  • Tuna is one of my favorite ingredients; it’s inexpensive and available almost everywhere, so you won’t have to worry about your diet even if you’re traveling. Make a 5-minute salad and you’re good to go!
  • For something special, we’ve also included other seafood recipes. If you can get your hands on fresh, whole fish you’ll be surprised to find out how easy it is to cook one. Or go for tasty breaded fish that is completely gluten-free.

Here are just a few of the Keto Seafood Recipes we’ve included:

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Keto Shrimp

Keto Shrimp and Grits

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Keto Shrimp and Grits Recipe #keto

Ingredients: olive oil, bacon, white button mushrooms, green onion, garlic, shrimp, lemon juice, coconut cream, shredded coconut, fresh parsley, salt, pepper.

This is a really clever recipe that uses coconut cream and shredded coconut to form the ‘grits’, allowing you to enjoy this staple without the corn. This is a low carb dish that would be ideal for lunch as it takes fifteen minutes to make but is full of flavor. Shrimp is a great source of protein and the flavor is enhanced with the addition of the bacon pieces.

Keto Coconut Shrimp

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Keto Coconut Shrimp

Ingredients: coconut flour, egg, coconut flakes, shrimp, oil for frying, salt, ground black pepper, lime wedges.

These coconut shrimp make a great light lunch, but they are so good as party food when you are entertaining. They are easy to make and easy to eat, either as they are, or with a ketogenic-friendly dip. The lime wedges give a lovely citrus kick to the shrimp and the coconut coating is crunchy and delicious and makes the perfect replacement for traditional breadcrumbs.

Keto Shrimp Cocktail

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Keto Shrimp Cocktail

Ingredients: Keto Tomato Ketchup, mayo, salt, ground black pepper, prawns, iceberg lettuce, avocado, Italian seasoning, lemon juice, lemon wedges.

Shrimp cocktail makes a great appetizer as it is light and flavorful but won’t fill you up too much. It has been a popular starter at dinner parties for many years and is quick and easy to prepare. The shrimp are low in carbs but full of protein and antioxidants, making this dish perfect for a low carb diet. If you don’t have Italian seasoning, you can sprinkle a little chopped parsley or other herbs over the finished dish.

Keto Shrimp and Cucumber Appetizer

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Keto Shrimp and Cucumber Appetizer

Ingredients: cucumbers, shrimps, onion, chili pepper, tomato, salt, pepper, olive oil.

This appetizer looks so pretty that it would make an impressive starter for any dinner party! You are stuffing pieces of cucumber with a spicy filling and topping it with a shrimp to add a meaty topping. You can cut down the cost by using frozen shrimp and this also cuts down on the preparation time too. This is a great appetizer as it is full of flavor but low in carbohydrates.

Asian Keto Miso Soup (Topped with Shrimp)

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Asian Keto Miso Soup Recipe (Topped with Shrimp)

Ingredients: shirataki noodles, chicken broth, tahini sauce, gluten-free tamari sauce, shrimp, sesame oil, lemon juice, green onions, spinach.

Miso can contain some grains, so if you like the flavor but want to go grain-free, this delicious recipe will let you enjoy miso soup but without the miso! The combination of tahini and tamari sauce gives a wonderful Asian-inspired flavor to this soup and you can add in some seafood or meat for added protein. Shrimp or shredded chicken work really well in this recipe.

Keto Shrimp Fried Rice

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Keto Shrimp Fried Rice [Grain-free, Paleo]

Ingredients: shrimp, cauliflower, carrot, avocado oil, gluten-free tamari sauce, sesame oil, garlic, spring onions, salt.

Fried rice dishes can be great for busy midweek dinners as they are quick and easy to prepare but are tasty and filling. This recipe is so close to traditional fried rice, with the only difference being the use of cauliflower rice. You have the flavors of tamari sauce, garlic and onion, and the meaty shrimp, giving you a Chinese twist on a healthy dish. This can also be made with frozen shrimp.

Paleo/GF Popcorn Shrimp

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Paleo/GF Popcorn Shrimp Recipe

Ingredients: small shrimp, eggs, paleo cajun seasoning, coconut flour, coconut oil.

If you are looking for a tasty but healthy snack to serve on game nights or for a simple lunch, why not try this amazing popcorn shrimp! It combines the texture of the crispy coating with the seasoned tender shrimp in little bite-size pieces that can be enjoyed by even your non-paleo friends and family. They might even prefer it this way!

Lemon Garlic Baked Shrimp

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Lemon Garlic Baked Shrimp Recipe [Paleo, Keto]

Ingredients: shrimp, garlic, lemon juice, ghee, salt, black pepper, bell peppers, mushrooms, zucchini.

Who doesn’t like fish with lemon? It is a classic! If you would rather, this dish can be cooked in the oven, but the shrimp look amazing threaded onto skewers and grilled. The peppers add loads of color and you can use any type of mushroom you prefer. Impress your guests at your next dinner party or serve this at the next family barbecue for a dish the whole family will enjoy.

Coconut Lemongrass Shrimp Soup (Tom Kha Gai)

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Coconut Lemongrass Shrimp Soup (Tom Kha Gai)

Ingredients: Wellness Meats Wild-Caught Raw Brown Shrimp, coconut cream, chicken stock, button mushrooms, lemongrass stalk, ginger, fish sauce, lime juice, salt, cilantro.

Ideal after a busy day, this Thai soup is easy to prepare, yet is so satisfying and filling. This recipe uses the traditional Thai flavors of lime, lemongrass and fish sauce to give a delicious soup that can easily become a family favorite. If you find it difficult to find lime leaves, remember that they can be frozen, so when you can find them, buy loads and freeze for later!

Garlic Shrimp Caesar Salad

– Paleo Flourish

Garlic Shrimp Caesar Salad Recipe [Paleo, Keto]

Ingredients: shrimp, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, romaine lettuce, cucumber, Dijon mustard, Paleo mayo, parsley, almonds.

Although shrimp have quite a delicate flavor, they really take on strong flavors like garlic very well. Served with the creamy sauce and over crisp lettuce and cucumber, the shrimp give a delightful alternative to chicken in this salad. For a celebration meal, this could be served in small portions as an appetizer, but would also make a good main course.

Keto Salmon

Keto Lemon Baked Salmon

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Keto Lemon Baked Salmon Recipe #keto

Ingredients: lemons, salmon, olive oil, salt, ground black pepper, thyme sprigs.

Lemon makes the perfect partner for salmon as it adds a zingy freshness to the meaty fish and really boosts the flavor. We all know that fish is important on the keto diet as it is rich in nutrients and Omega-3 fish oils, but what is just as important is that it tastes great! With the caramelized lemon slices on top, this would be a very impressive main for a dinner party, served with your choice of greens.

Keto Smoked Salmon Salad with Poached Egg

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Keto Smoked Salmon Salad Recipe with Poached Egg

Ingredients: salad greens, olive oil, lemon juice, smoked salmon slices, pistachios, poached egg.

If you are a bit doubtful about fish for breakfast, just remember that a lot of high-class hotels serve smoked salmon for breakfast with either poached or scrambled eggs, so you will be joining the Keto elite! Smoked salmon is a great source of healthy fats and fish oils and can be so tasty served with an egg on top. If you can’t have nuts you could chop some capers and sprinkle those on as a garnish.

Keto Salmon Curry

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Keto Salmon Curry Recipe [Paleo, Low-Carb]

Ingredients: onion, green beans, curry powder, garlic powder, coconut cream, bone broth, salmon, coconut oil, salt, pepper, basil.

This is a quick and easy curry recipe as the fish takes only a few minutes to cook, so it would be perfect for a chilly evening when you don’t have time to spend too long cooking. The salmon is rich in healthy fats and if you don’t have green beans then you could use spinach or asparagus or even some broccoli florets to give you a warming and satisfying meal.

Lemon Garlic Ghee Keto Salmon with Leek Asparagus Ginger Saute

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Lemon Garlic Ghee Keto Salmon Recipe with Leek Asparagus Ginger Saute [Paleo, AIP]

Ingredients: salmon, ghee, garlic, lemon juice, salt, lemon slices, asparagus spears, leek, ginger powder, avocado oil.

Salmon is one of the healthiest fish you can eat, packed with omega 3 and healthy fats, but because it is fatty, it takes strong flavors like ginger to help cut through this. This dish looks so good and yet it can be ready in half an hour, so it would make an impressive meal for a dinner party or for a family lunch. Cooking the salmon in foil helps the fish to absorb all the extra flavor of the garlic and lemon too.

Keto Salmon Fish Cakes with Creamy Dill Sauce

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Keto Salmon Fish Cakes with Creamy Dill Sauce

Ingredients: salmon, fresh dill, eggs, coconut flour, shredded coconut, coconut oil, salt, pepper.

Salmon fish cakes have that feeling of comfort food and can be a really healthy family dinner. The creamy dill sauce in this Keto-friendly recipe can be used with any fish, but it adds a touch of luxury to the fish cakes. These can be served with a vegetable side dish or just as they are for a delicious lunch, but they also freeze well so you can keep a store in the freezer for a speedy dinner.

Quick Keto Bacon-Wrapped Salmon

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Quick Keto Bacon-Wrapped Salmon Recipe #keto

Ingredients: salmon, bacon, olive oil, Basil Pesto, Paleo mayo, salt, ground black pepper.

Wrapping meat or fish in bacon is such a great idea as it adds to the flavor but also helps to seal in the juices, making the filling stay moist and delicious. The saltiness of the bacon goes so well with the salmon, bringing out its natural sweetness and giving you a satisfying tasty treat. There is no need for sides with this dish – all you need is a dollop of the pesto mayonnaise mixture on top and enjoy!

3-Ingredient Creamy Keto Salmon “Pasta”

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3-Ingredient Creamy Keto Salmon “Pasta”

Ingredients: coconut oil, smoked salmon, zucchinis, mayo.

Here is another great recipe that shows you how you can still enjoy the flavors of ‘pasta’ dishes but still keep yourself on the Keto pathway. This dairy-free dish has a rich and creamy sauce and feels just like a pasta dish made with dairy products and is a delicious way to enjoy the salmon. This is one meal where it might be worth buying a spiralizer as it makes the zucchini ‘noodles’ so much easier to form.

Paleo Baked Rosemary Salmon

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Paleo Baked Rosemary Salmon Recipe [Keto, AIP]

Ingredients: salmon fillets, fresh rosemary leaves, olive oil, salt.

Rosemary is an herb often associated with lamb, but it works really well with salmon too. To remove the fronds of rosemary simply run the stems through your fingers, gripping quite firmly, and the fronds will fall off easily. Cooking the salmon in foil helps keep it moist and juicy and also saves on the washing up, although you can use baking parchment instead of foil for this Paleo salmon dish.

Pink Peppercorn Smoked Salmon Salad

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Pink Peppercorn Smoked Salmon Salad Recipe [Paleo, Keto]

Ingredients: arugula salad leaves, pink peppercorns, olives, smoked salmon, lemon slice.

Here is a quick and easy starter that is guaranteed to impress any dinner guest! If you have never tried pink peppercorns, then now you can – they have a totally different flavor to the traditional black ones as they have a fruity taste but still give a crunch and aromatic scent which sets the salmon off really well. Simply serve on a few salad leaves and place a lemon wedge at the side so your guests can use it if they wish.

Keto Tuna

Keto Tomato Tuna Bruschetta

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Keto Tomato Tuna Bruschetta

Ingredients: Keto Bread, olive oil, tuna, tomato, lemon juice, parsley, salt, pepper.

This is such a good lunchtime or appetizer recipe as the bruschetta is so tasty and easy to make. This makes the perfect starter for an Italian-inspired meal, and shows your family and friends that keto doesn’t have to be boring! The freshness of the tomato offsets the oiliness of the tuna and you can add some fresh herbs and seasonings to boost the flavor even more.

5-Minute Keto Curried Tuna Salad

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Five-Minute Keto Curried Tuna Salad Recipe #keto

Ingredients: tuna, mayo, curry powder, dried parsley, salt, pepper.

I love tuna salad, but it can be a bit bland sometimes, so this great recipe shows you how to spice things up but still keep it low carb! This would be ideal for lunch when you are busy as there is no cooking involved and the meal can be ready in five minutes. You can serve this with spinach leaves or even pile in lettuce wraps or on keto crackers.

Paleo Coconut Tuna Fish Cakes

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Coconut Tuna Fish Cakes

Ingredients: tuna, fresh basil, jalapeno, eggs, coconut flour, coconut flakes, olive oil, salt, coconut oil.

Fish cakes are a real favorite with many families and these are quick and easy to prepare. You can use salmon instead of tuna if you prefer and these can be served on their own, with a salad or with a tomato salsa. This Keto recipe is also good for batch-cooking, as you can prepare the fish cakes and store them in the fridge and cook when required. Just remember to separate them with baking parchment to stop them sticking.

Paleo Italian Tuna Salad

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Paleo Italian Tuna Salad Recipe

Ingredients: tomatoes, tuna, celery ribs, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, parsley, lemon juice, salt, pepper.

The garlic and sun-dried tomatoes in this dish give the Italian influence and work well with the soft tuna. Canned tuna can be sourced quite cheaply, so this would be a budget-friendly dish for the family for lunch. You can serve this in cucumber boats or, instead of adding the chopped celery, you could cut the celery into pieces and load the tuna salad onto them for a tasty Paleo lunch.

Lemon Black Pepper Tuna Salad

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Lemon Black Pepper Tuna Salad Recipe [Keto, Paleo, AIP]

Ingredients: cucumber, avocado, lemon juice, tuna, Paleo mayo, mustard, salt, salad greens (optional), black pepper.

Tuna is a delicious meaty fish and if you are using canned, it can be a great way to make a satisfying meal at a reduced cost, making it great for people on a lower budget. Combining the fish with fresh cucumber and creamy soft avocado gives you a combination of flavor and texture that will be guaranteed to please for a light summery meal or a quick snack.

Roasted Cauliflower Broccoli Tuna Bowl

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Roasted Cauliflower Broccoli Tuna Bowl [Paleo, Keto, AIP]

Ingredients: cauliflower, broccoli, olive oil, lemon, salt, tuna, fresh parsley, tahini, gluten-free tamari soy sauce, sesame oil.

Roasting vegetables gives them a milder and sometimes sweeter flavor and cauliflower is perfect for roasting. The tahini gives this dish a lovely savory taste, and it goes really well with the fish. This paleo-friendly dish is simple but packed with flavor and texture and makes the ideal packed lunch, filling and satisfying, to keep you going through a busy day.

Other Keto Seafood

5-Minute Keto Fried Sardines with Olives

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5-Minute Keto Fried Sardines with Olives

Ingredients: sardines in olive oil, black olives, garlic flakes, parsley flakes, olive oil.

Because sardines are a good source of protein and B vitamins, they really are brain food! They are quick and easy to prepare and in this dish, the olives add a lovely contrast in texture and flavor. Black olives are very healthy and the Kalamata ones are the best, but you can use whatever ones you have. This is a very low carb meal but full of taste and goodness and so keto-friendly!

Keto Poached Egg Recipe on Smoked Haddock and a Bed of Spinach

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Keto Poached Egg Recipe on Smoked Haddock and a Bed of Spinach #keto

Ingredients: olive oil, shallot, baby spinach, salt, pepper, smoked haddock, eggs, chives, Keto Hollandaise Sauce.

When you have a bit of extra time to spend on cooking, it can be a good idea to make a really tasty dish like this one, especially if it is for entertaining as your guests will really appreciate it. The spinach forms a healthy bed for the fish and egg, and there can be nothing nicer than a runny egg! If you are worried about the coloring in the fish, ask your fishmonger for undyed smoked fish instead.

5-Minute Keto Sardines and Onions

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5-Minute Keto Sardines and Onions Recipe

Ingredients: sardines in olive oil, onion, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, salt.

Sardines are a really good source of fish oils, vitamins and minerals and can be bought very cheaply, so a quick salad like this would be perfect for people on a budget or for students. The sardines are packed with flavor and require no cooking so even novice cooks can manage this for lunch or dinner.

The cider vinegar offsets the oiliness of the fish giving this keto salad a lovely freshness, and makes this dish great for gut health too.

5-Minute Keto Sardines Salad

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Easy Sardines Salad Recipe [Paleo, Keto, AIP]

Ingredients: sardines in olive oil or brine, salad greens, deli meat or bacon or leftover meat, olive oil, lemon juice, salt.

This is such a quick and easy ketogenic recipe to prepare that it could be your emergency go-to when you are short on time, or if someone drops in unexpectedly for lunch! Sardines are packed with goodness and have a distinctive flavor and meaty texture. So, along with the bacon, this salad is filling and meaty, yet light enough to enjoy for a quick lunch.

Ginger Scallion Chinese Steamed Whole Fish

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Ginger Scallion Traditional Chinese Steamed Whole Fish [AIP, Paleo]

Ingredients: whole fish, salt, scallions, ginger, tamari soy sauce, avocado oil, red chili peppers, sesame oil.

There is something very special about being served a whole fish on a plate! It can be very impressive as a main for a dinner party, but the best thing is the flavor – because you have not removed the bones, the flavor of the fish is stronger. Like a lot of Asian-inspired cuisines, this dish is light, yet full of flavor and the tamari sauce makes the whole dish delicious! If you prefer, remove the head before cooking, but don’t throw it away – it can be cooked and used as a base for soup.

Chinese Petrale Sole with Ginger and Garlic

– Paleo Flourish

Chinese Petrale Sole Recipe with Ginger and Garlic

Ingredients: petrale sole fish, coconut oil, gluten-free tamari sauce, white wine vinegar, scallions, ginger, garlic.

This recipe is very like traditional Chinese ones, using garlic and ginger as the basic spices and the tamari sauce to enhance the whole dish. One of the best things about fish is that it cooks so quickly, giving you a fantastic keto-friendly meal in just minutes which can be ideal after a busy day when you don’t have much time. This fish can be served as it is or teams it with a salad or steamed vegetables.

Mini Fish Cakes

– Paleo Flourish

Mini Fish Cakes Recipe

Ingredients: white fish, almond flour, eggs, salt, pepper, white wine vinegar or lemon juice, baking powder, scallions, garlic powder, ghee.

These little fish cakes look as good as they taste! They are light and golden and would be a fantastic starter for a dinner with friends served with a paleo salsa or relish. They taste great cold, so why not pack some up for lunch or gift them as party food to a friend. Salmon would work well in this recipe, but these can be a good way to use frozen fish instead if you are on a budget.

Easy Paleo AIP Breaded Fish (Using Cod)

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Easy Paleo AIP Breaded Fish Recipe

Ingredients: cod filets, coconut flour, coconut flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, ghee, garlic, coconut oil.

Cod is the fish we have used for this recipe as it has a meaty and firm texture and holds the crumb coating well. As cod has a definite fishy flavor, it goes really well with the garlic ghee sauce, which could be put in a separate bowl and used for dipping rather than pouring over the fish if you prefer. Breaded fish is also a great way to get healthy proteins into your family but keeping things low carb!

33 Keto Seafood Recipes That Will Make You Say Om Nom


Louise co-founded Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. She has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love.