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Paleo Shrimp Pad Thai

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This gluten free and Paleo Shrimp Pad Thai gives the Thai classic dish a low carb makeover using spiralized carrots for the noodles! 

Gluten Free Paleo Shrimp Pad Thai

Pad Thai is one of those dishes that I really love at Thai restaurants. There’s something about that salty and sweet combo that is just so addicting. However, being gluten free, I sometimes get nervous about ordering Pad Thai when I’m dining out since I’m never sure about the ingredients they use in the sauce and the noodles. This is why I haven’t had it in a long time at a restaurant, and it’s just not worth the stomach bloat and pains that I experience if I’m exposed to gluten.

Well, I’m not too sad about it because I’ve been making variations of it at home that’s healthier and cleaner, and I’ve been having so much fun recreating and experimenting with the flavors that I love so much. One of my favorite grain free and low carb versions is this Paleo Shrimp Pad Thai that’s packed with so much umami and yumminess and I’m so excited to share the recipe with you.

The noodles are made with spiralized carrots, and it couldn’t be easier to prepare with the Green Giant® Veggie Spirals that you can find at the frozen section of grocery stores. They are the perfect, gluten free swap-in for traditional pasta, and most importantly, they are made with 100% vegetables and no other preservatives or weird ingredients.

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I especially appreciated the simple cooking instructions: You can either microwave the noodles or sauté them, and then they are ready to eat in soups, salads, or as an entree, easily substituted into any dish that use noodles. I used and followed the sauté method for this recipe and it was perfectly cooked by the end of it.

There are 4 different vegetables that are currently sold under Green Giant® Veggie Spirals: zucchini, carrots, butternut squash, and beets. While I will definitely be trying out all of them, I thought the spiralized carrots would fit best with the flavor profile of this Paleo Shrimp Pad Thai and I wasn’t wrong. This dish came out fabulous and my husband asked for seconds, so it’s definitely a winner!

If you are want to check out Green Giant® Veggie Spirals, you can learn more about where you can find them, along with other fun recipes ideas, here. Because if you are like me, you love cooking with spiralized veggies, but they can be a pain in the butt to prepare and they add to more dishes you have to do. I always appreciate finding out about these new products that make healthy cooking at home so easy and convenient!

Gluten Free Paleo Shrimp Pad Thai

Paleo Shrimp Pad Thai

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 341 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This gluten free and Paleo Shrimp Pad Thai gives the Thai classic dish a low carb makeover using spiralized carrots for the noodles! 

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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup almonds
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil divided
  • 1 lb raw peeled and deveined shrimp preferably wild-caught
  • 1 package of Green Giant® Veggie Spirals Carrot or about 4 cups of spiralized carrots
  • 1/2 onion sliced
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • 2 green onions cut into 1 inch pieces
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • 1 cup mung bean sprouts

Pad Thai Sauce

  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp coconut aminos
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1-2 bird's eye chili pepper, chopped finely omit if you don't like spicy

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the ingredients for the Pad Thai Sauce and set aside. 

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium low heat. 

  3. Add the almonds to the skillet and toast them while stirring frequently until they are golden brown and smell fragrant, about 4-5 minutes.

  4. Remove the almonds from the skillet and chop them roughly. Set aside.

  5. Heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil in the skillet over medium high heat.

  6. When the pan is hot, add the shrimp and onions to the pan. Stir fry for 3 minutes until the shrimp are opaque and the onions are somewhat translucent.

  7. Remove the shrimp and onions from the pan and set aside.

  8. Add 1 tbsp of coconut oil in the same skillet. 

  9. Add Green Giant® Veggie Spirals Carrot. Cover the skillet and let it cook for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure even cooking.*

  10. Push the carrot spirals aside and add the eggs and green onions and let them cook while stirring occasionally until the eggs are almost cooked through, about 1 minute.

  11. Add the the shrimp and onions back in to the pan, with mung bean sprouts and Pad Thai Sauce. Stir together for about 30 seconds.

  12. Remove from heat and toss chopped toasted almonds and cilantro. 

  13. Serve immediately. 

Recipe Notes

*If using fresh spiralized carrots, stir fry uncovered for 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Shrimp Pad Thai
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 341 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 367mg 122%
Sodium 1701mg 71%
Potassium 356mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 7g
Protein 31g 62%
Vitamin A 11.1%
Vitamin C 17.9%
Calcium 23.1%
Iron 20.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Paleo Coconut Shrimp with Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce

These crispy, oven-baked Paleo Coconut Shrimp with Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce are Whole30-friendly and so deliciously addicting!

Paleo Coconut Shrimp with Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce

This is one of those recipes that I want to make ALL the time. My family spent last Thanksgiving in Hawaii (yes, almost a year ago), and I saw coconut shrimp on the menu at one of the restaurants. It sounded soooo delicious, but unfortunately, it contained flour and breadcrumbs so I couldn’t order it with my gluten intolerance. I remember drooling at how delicious it looked when the servers carried the dish to other tables. 

Ever since, I’ve been meaning to recreate an allergen-free version at home and I finally got around to it recently. This Paleo Coconut Shrimp is soooo yummy and addicting, and it’s not even deep fried! You just bake it in the oven for 20 minutes, and you get a golden, crunchy exterior that you just can’t get enough of.

Paleo Coconut Shrimp with Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce

While the Paleo Coconut Shrimp is delicious on its own, the Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce is what really pulls this recipe together. I mean, this sauce is honestly good on it own and we may or may not have been eating it by the spoonful. I highly recommend you make it and I promise you’ll want to put it on everything!

Paleo Coconut Shrimp with Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce

Paleo Coconut Shrimp with Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce

Paleo Coconut Shrimp with Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce

Paleo Coconut Shrimp with Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce

Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Sauce
Cuisine: Caribbean
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Jean Choi

These crispy, oven-baked Paleo Coconut Shrimp with Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce are Whole30-friendly and so deliciously addicting!

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Ingredients

Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce

Paleo Coconut Shrimp

  • 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. Prepare the sauce. Mix all the ingredients together and whisking the ingredients together.
  2. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Rinse shrimp and pat dry with paper towels.
  5. Prepare an assembly line of three bowls: one with tapioca starch, garlic powder, and onion powder; one with whisked egg; and lastly, one with shredded coconut and sea salt.
  6. Dredge the shrimp in the tapioca starch mixture, then the egg, and then coat well with shredded coconut.
  7. Repeat for the rest of the shrimp and place on the prepared baking sheet
  8. Bake for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  9. Serve immediately with Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce.

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Grilled Lemon Curry Shrimp Skewers

Get your grill ready because you’ll want to try these Grilled Lemon Curry Shrimp Skewers. They are easy to make, Whole30-friendly, and so so delicious!

Paleo Lemon Curry Shrimp Skewers

I’m so excited to share this recipe because I love it so much that I actually made it twice this week. Shrimp is one of those things I tend to forget about and then when I do remember to cook them, I can’t get over how delicious they are. Especially when paired with some delicious spices and flavors, it really can’t be beat.

This recipe started out with me just putting random ingredients together that I had in the kitchen to make the marinade. This is how some of my best recipes start sometimes. Nothing planned, just organically coming together from me experimenting with whatever available ingredients I have. It’s just the best feeling when it turns out as amazing as these Lemon Curry Shrimp Skewers.

Paleo Lemon Curry Shrimp Skewers

Paleo Lemon Curry Shrimp Skewers

What is it about food on stick that makes them so much more tastier? These Lemon Curry Shrimp Skewers are the best cooked on the grill, but you can still enjoy them if you don’t have one. Just broil them for the same amount of time, or you can just pan fry them without putting them on skewers. Although, if you are like me, that’s definitely not as fun to eat!

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Paleo Lemon Curry Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Lemon Curry Shrimp Skewers

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 39 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jean Choi

Get your grill ready because you'll want to try these Grilled Lemon Curry Shrimp Skewers. They are easy to make, Whole30-friendly, and so so delicious!

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • Fresh basil or cilantro for garnish
  • Metal or bamboo skewers

Marinade

Instructions

  1. Pat the shrimp dry with a paper towel and place in a plastic ziplock bag.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the marinade.
  3. Pour the marinade in the bag with the shrimp and toss to coat.
  4. Place the shrimp in the refrigerator and marinate for 30 minutes - 3 hours.
  5. If using bamboo skewers, soak in water 30 minutes before cooking.
  6. Heat the grill to high.
  7. Remove the shrimp from the marinade and thread on to the skewers.
  8. Grill for 2 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
  9. Sprinkle with lemon juice and garnish with basil or cilantro before serving.

Recipe Notes

Don't have a grill? You can broil or pan fry these shrimp for the same amount of time!

What Great Grandma Ate / Jean Choi is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.