Cracked Pepper Shrimp (Whole30, Paleo, Low carb) by #LivingHealthyWithChocolate
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Cracked Pepper Shrimp (Whole30, Paleo, Low-carb)

Enjoy this flavorful Cracked Pepper Shrimp dinner dish. The shrimp is marinated in a delicious sauce and cooked with whole black pepper that crack and pop!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black pepper recipe, keto shrimp recipe, paleo shrimp recipe, shrimp dinner, whole30 dinner
Servings: 15 shrimp
Calories: 25kcal
Author: Adriana Harlan -



  • In a bowl, stir the fennel seeds, paprika, garlic salt, olive oil, balsamic vinegar. Mix in the shrimp, add salt and pepper to taste, and let the shrimp marinate for about 10 minutes.
  • Dice the onion and garlic.
  • Heat the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Add the black peppercorns and let them cook for 1 to 2 minutes. The pepper will pop in the hot oil, so cover your pan with the lid while they cook.
  • Remove the lid from the pan and sautée the onion and garlic with the pepper until they caramelize, and are soft and brown. Then add the shrimp, and let them cook for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side.



*In place of coconut oil, use butter or your preferred cooking oil for frying the pepper and shrimp.


Calories: 25kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g