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Creamy Coconut Shrimp with It's Skinny Angel Hair Pasta

  • Paleo
  • Keto
  • Low Carb
Recipe by Chef Michele Ragussis
  • Cook Time10 minutes
  • Serves2 servings
  • Difficultyeasy
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Are y’all ready for this?! Looking for a guilt-free seafood pasta dish with Thai flavors? This creamy coconut shrimp recipe has it all! It. Could. Not. Be. Easier.

Seriously, this is one of our fastest-to-make low-carb, keto-friendly pasta dishes made with delicious and flavorful cream of coconut, a little kick of pepper, gorgeous shrimp, and It's Skinny Angel Hair. So, if you're ready for low-carb shrimp lover's perfection, we've got you covered with this recipe for creamy coconut shrimp! Don’t miss it!

A Rich Pairing: Coconut Cream and Shrimp

Many Asian and Middle Eastern dishes call for cream of coconut. Slurpable soups, creamy curries, and all types of yummy noodle bowls use coconut cream to make the taste rich and flavorful without using any dairy.

On that note, this dish is perfect for those avoiding dairy. You get all that yummy creaminess without any of the GI upset that can come from traditional cream and milk-based dishes. What’s more, this creamy coconut shrimp dish is ideal for those on keto or anyone following a low-carb meal plan. This dish is also perfect for paleo since coconut cream is allowed on the plan.

This simple keto creamy coconut shrimp recipe takes just minutes to prepare, thanks to quick-cooking shrimp. It’s perfect for lunch or dinner. You can buy whole frozen shrimp, which takes just a few minutes to peel and devein. If you use pre-cooked frozen shrimp (peeled and deveined), watch them closely, as shrimp can quickly overcook and become rubbery.

As for the rest of the ingredients, the list is very short—coconut cream, chilis, garlic, basil, and olive oil. Some people like to add curry paste, spinach, cilantro, lime, garlic and ginger, or other flavorings, but it's certainly not required. This dish tastes like a million bucks, even when it is super simple.

Coconut and seafood go really well together. Think of your favorite coconut shrimp or a yummy seafood stew with curry. The slightly sweet, high-fat coconut goes perfectly with a light, lean protein like fish or shrimp. This creamy coconut shrimp dish tastes a little tropical with bright, fresh flavors.

If you can get your hands on Thai chilis and Thai basil for this dish, it’s ideal, but it works with any variety. A squeeze of lime is a great way to finish it off, but certainly, don’t hold off making this to-die-for dish just because you don’t have a lime on-hand.

Other than the simple ingredients, you need only a few minutes to whip up a delicious, satisfying, and extremely low-carb meal with It’s Skinny!

How is It’s Skinny So Low-Carb?

Are you new to the world of It’s Skinny Pasta (and It’s Skinny Rice)? With ZERO net carbs and only 9 calories per bag, it may seem a little shocking—even impossible—at first. How can It’s Skinny be so low-carb? What’s in it?

It may surprise you to learn that It’s Skinny is completely natural. Unlike some low-carb/no-carb products, It’s Skinny is made with only three simple, plant-based ingredients. The main ingredient in It’s Skinny pasta is called konjac root.

The konjac plant grows throughout Asia. It has a lily-like flower and leafy greens. It’s Skinny pasta is made from the root of this strange little plant. The bulbous root isn’t the prettiest in the garden, but it’s full of satiating glucomannan fiber. It also makes a perfect ingredient for ultra-low-carb and low-calorie pasta!

When the konjac root is converted into pasta, it has a similar texture to your favorite traditional noodles. It’s simple to work with and easy to cook in just two minutes. The pasta doesn’t have a strong flavor but instead takes on the flavors of the surrounding ingredients, making it an ideal upgrade for almost any traditional pasta dish.

It’s Skinny Pasta is available in several varieties—perfect for swapping into all your favorite dishes. Try It’s Skinny Pasta:

  • Spaghetti
  • Fettuccine
  • Angel Hair
  • Rice

We recommend ordering It’s Skinny in our popular variety pack so you can try all the different styles. Don't hesitate to jump in and try It's Skinny. No more guilt! No more carb comas. Just delicious pasta (and rice) made your way—simple, fast, and oh-so-yummy.

Creamy Coconut Shrimp with It’s Skinny Angel Hair Pasta Recipe

Ready to make creamy coconut shrimp the ultra-easy way? We’ve got you covered with this keto creamy coconut shrimp recipe made with It’s Skinny Angel Hair Pasta. This recipe comes together quickly, making it perfect for lunch or a fast weeknight dinner.


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  • 1 Package of It’s Skinny Angel Hair Pasta
  • Frozen raw shrimp
  • 1 can of Coconut Cream
  • 1-2 chili peppers (Thai chilis preferred), finely diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 1 bunch of basil, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil


Open It’s Skinny Angel Hair pasta, drain, rinse, and set aside.
Peel and devein shrimp, discarding the shells. Gather the rest of the ingredients.
Sautee garlic, chili peppers, and shrimp in olive oil until the shrimp turns opaque and pink.
Add coconut cream and basil to the pan and allow the sauce to reduce. Next, add It's Skinny Angel Hair Pasta and heat through.
Sprinkle in chopped basil and serve!