Recipe By Chris Denzer
Published Jul 10th
Prep 20m Cook 10m Additional 8h Ready In 8h 30m
Servings 24 shrimp Calories 387.7

Paleo shrimp!

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 24 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, or as needed

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Mix together lemon juice, onion, olive oil, garlic, lemon zest, ginger, and turmeric in a bowl. Place shrimp into marinade, cover, and refrigerate shrimp and marinade mixture overnight.
  2. 2 Remove shrimp, saving the marinade. Heat a wok or skillet over medium-high heat; melt coconut oil in hot wok. Stir-fry shrimp in coconut oil until shrimp are opaque and pink, 5 to 10 minutes. Add reserved marinade and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 387.7
  • Carbohydrate 5.9 g
  • Cholesterol 191.6 mg
  • Fat 31.7 g
  • Fiber 0.8 g
  • Protein 21.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 7.2 g
  • Sodium 222.5 mg
  • Sugar 1.6 g

Chef's Notes

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.


  1. I have made this many times and love it! I add fresh vegetables to it and coconut milk along with some red pepper flakes.
  2. Alright so several things are going on with this recipe that will lead to trouble. First of all I'm assuming "spicy" was meant in the hot pepper sense as turmeric is a very mild spice (in terms of heat). Second the recipe drowns everything in lemon. In fact there is far too much liquid here - Read more ...
  3. Modifications.... I made everything according to the directions, BUT, I added lightly steamed BROCCOLI florets to the sauce and finished cooking according to the recipe. Then, I separately sautéed 6 oz fresh SPINACH with 3 cloves minced fresh GARLIC in 1 Tbsp GHEE (or butter) and 1/4 tsp salt for 3 mins. Finally, I served - Read more ...
  4. I really liked the flavor of the sauce. However, I have never cooked with raw shrimp before and managed to overcook them. They were not in more than 5 minutes (recipe says 5-10) and they were overdone. I would also pre-cook the onions as they are still very crunchy when all is said and done. - Read more ...
  5. Sorry this was not our fave.Lemon was the only flavour that came through here. Served over cauliflower rice. Sriracha saved it a bit. Sorry it didn't work out for us but glad we tried it. Thanks Chris Denzer.

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