Seafood in the diet is great for health and pretty much all of it is keto-friendly due to having almost no carbs.
It turns out that if we eat animals and they are fed a poor diet, it impacts our health as we’re ingesting things we shouldn’t be through a proxy.
Free-range animals get a diverse diet and since creatures from under the sea tend to eat plankton and algae, they accumulate a lot of nutrients we can’t get any other way.
Omega-3 fatty acids are probably the best example of this principle in practice; they protect our general health, especially improving the state of our cardiovascular system but are almost exclusively found in seafood.
Omega-3 fatty acids infuse the blood with their goodness and protect the blood vessels from rigidity and rupturing.
High blood pressure is lowered too and high-density level (HDL) cholesterol that aids blood vessel repair is increased.
Overall, omega-3 fatty acids should be eaten on a daily basis to balance out the saturated fats from red meat.
Shrimp is a common shellfish, available in quite a number of subtypes.
It does put a bead of sweat on the brow to peel, but nutritional benefits from eating it are worth the trouble.
There is some cholesterol in shrimp, but there’s no reason to fear eating it – one medical study has shown that eating 300g of shrimps a day actually decreased triglycerides and had a positive impact on HDL-LDL ratio.
Now, what was that with breadcrumbs for breading?
There’s actually a tiny trick for keto dieters to get the same effect without carbs – pork rinds.
Since most pork rinds have no carbs but are loaded with just fat and protein, they’re a perfect substitute for breadcrumbs.
Some of these are even enriched with all sorts of flavors so you can avoid dullness.
Who needs breadcrumbs?
Oven-Baked Pork Rind Breaded Shrimp
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 6 oz Pork Rinds
- 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese grated
- 1 tsp Chili Powder
- 1/2 tsp Sweet Paprika
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Onion Powder
- 1/2 tsp Oregano dried
- 1 tsp Thyme dried
- Sea Salt & Freshly Ground Pepper
- 2 large Eggs
- 1 lb Shrimp cleaned and deveined
- Preheat oven to 450 F/220 C.
- Grease a large baking sheet evenly with olive oil.
- Crush pork rinds in a food processor.
- Transfer crushed pork rinds to a bowl and combine with Parmesan, chili powder, paprika, garlic and onion powder, oregano, thyme, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
- Beat eggs in a bowl.
- Dredge shrimp in eggs, and then coat in pork rind mixture.
- Lay breaded shrimp into the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
- Serve hot.
- Bon Appétit!