We loved this Low-Carb Roasted Asian Shrimp and Brussels Sprouts Sheet Pan Meal, and this tasty dinner idea is also Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free (with gluten-free soy sauce), dairy-free, and South Beach Diet friendly! Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.
Have you noticed I've gotten a little infatuated with Sheet Pan Meals? And it seems like other people are crushing on them too, because the Low-Carb Chicken Stir-Fry Sheet Pan Meal I posted in January has been wildly popular on the blog and on Pinterest as well.
Kara and I both loved the sauce on that Chicken Stir-Fry Sheet Pan Meal, and we're both huge fans of roasted brussels sprouts, so that's what inspired this Low-Carb Roasted Asian Shrimp and Brussels Sprouts Sheet Pan Meal, and we loved this combination just as much. And I ended up with the leftovers, which I am happy to report were not bad at all warmed up in the microwave. I devoured them for lunch the next day.
We used jumbo-size frozen shrimp which I realize are probably a splurge for most budgets, but if you like shrimp I hope you'll try this for a special low-carb dinner. And if brussels sprouts are just a no-go at your house, you might like this Spicy Roasted Shrimp and Green Beans (or Broccoli) Sheet Pan Meal instead!
Thaw the frozen shrimp overnight in the refrigerator, then drain the shrimp VERY WELL before you make this. When they are well-drained, blot dry with paper towels, put in a Ziploc bag, and add about half the marinade/glaze mixture. Let the shrimp marinate while you start cooking the brussels sprouts.
Wash brussels sprouts if needed, trim stems, and cut in half. Try not to have too many leaves fall off, because they tend to get overly done. Toss brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt, and pepper and roast in a preheated 400F/200C oven. Cook brussels sprouts 15 minutes while the shrimp marinate.
After 15 minutes, drain the shrimp VERY WELL, push the brussels sprouts over, and arrange shrimp in a single layer on the end of the baking sheet. Cook just until shrimp are done, about 6-8 minutes more. Remove from the oven, stir the shrimp and brussels sprouts, and brush generously with the remaining marinade/glaze mixture.
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Low-Carb Roasted Asian Shrimp and Brussels Sprouts Sheet Pan Meal
(Makes 4 servings; recipe created by Kalyn and Kara and inspired by Low-Carb Chicken Stir-Fry Sheet Pan Meal and a love for roasted brussels sprouts.)
1 lb. jumbo frozen shrimp, thawed and drained well (I used 16-25 size shrimp.)
1 lb. brussels sprouts, stems trimmed and cut in half
1-2 T olive oil
salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste
Asian Marinade/Sauce Ingredients:
1/3 cup soy sauce (gluten-free if needed)
2 T rice vinegar (not seasoned rice vinegar, which contains sugar)
2 T granulated Monk Fruit sweetener, granulated Stevia sweetener, or other sweetener of your choice
(Read here about why I like Monk Fruit Sweetener if it's new to you.)
2 tsp. Agave Nectar (or use maple syrup or another 2 tsp. sweetener of your choice, but the stickiness of the agave helps the glaze stick to the food)
1 T Asian sesame oil
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Thaw shrimp overnight in the refrigerator. At least 15-20 minutes before you're starting to cook, put the shrimp in a colander placed in the sink and let them drain well. Mix the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sweetener, agave, sesame oil, and garlic powder to make the marinade/glaze mixture. Preheat oven to 400F/200C and spray a large baking sheet with oil or non-stick spray.
After the shrimp have drained well, put them on a layer of paper towels, cover with more towels, and blot dry, so they are as dry as you can get them. Put the dried shrimp and half of the marinade/glaze mixture into a Ziploc bag and let the shrimp marinate while you start cooking the brussels sprouts.
Wash brussels sprouts if needed and dry well. (Most packaged brussels sprouts don't need washing.) Trim the stem end off each brussels sprout and cut in half, taking care not to make leaves fall off as much as you can. (Individual leaves may get overly done when they cook; I kind of liked the dark single leaves, but Kara thought they were too bitter.) Put brussels sprouts into a bowl and toss with desired amount of olive oil, salt, and fresh-ground black pepper, then spread the brussels sprouts out in a single layer on the baking sheet and roast 15 minutes.
After the brussels sprouts have cooked 15 minutes, drain the shrimp well in a colander placed in the sink. Remove baking sheet from the oven, push the brussels sprouts over to one side, and spread the drained shrimp out in a single layer. Put back in the oven and roast until shrimp have turned pink and are barely firm, about 6-8 minutes. (Smaller shrimp will cook more quickly; don't overcook the shrimp for best flavor.)
Remove the sheet pan from the oven, give the shrimp and brussels sprouts a stir (and remove any burned individual leaves if you have some), and brush with the remaining marinade/glaze. Serve immediately.
This low-carb sheet pan meal is also perfect for the South Beach Diet and other types of low-carb eating plans. Some low-carb dieters avoid Agave Nectar, but in the tiny amounts used here I like the way it helps the marinade/glaze stick to the food. You can use maple syrup or another approved sweetener to replace that if you prefer.
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More Tasty Shrimp Recipes:
Spicy Roasted Shrimp with Garlic, Sumac, and Aleppo Pepper ~ Kalyn's Kitchen
Sheet Pan Balsamic Shrimp and Summer Vegetables ~ Taste and Tell
Low-Carb Shrimp Dinner Recipes (from Low-Carb Recipe Love on Fridays)
Roasted Curry Shrimp and Zucchini Sheet Pan Meal ~ Cookin' Canuck
Quick and Easy Spicy Broiled Shrimp ~ Kalyn's Kitchen