Pine Nut-Crusted Shrimp

Servings 4 servings


  • 2 pounds large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons ghee melted, or use coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder


  • Place shrimp in a large bowl. In a food processor, place remaining ingredients and process until mixture is almost smooth.
  • Drizzle mixture over shrimp then toss well to fully cover shrimp. At time of cooking, heat a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add shrimp and sauté for 2 to 4 minutes per side (adding more melted ghee or coconut oil to the pan if necessary) or until shrimp are pink and opaque (don’t overcook!). Enjoy!


SERVING SUGGESTION: Cauli-Rice (process cauliflower in a blender or food processor until it resembles grains of rice; steam “rice” till tender; drain; salt and pepper to taste and fluff with a fork). Add a salad of red leaf lettuce, chopped green onions, sliced avocado and radishes, tossed with Leanne’s Basic Vinaigrette.
NUTRITION: per serving: 356 Calories; 15g Fat; 48g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 362mg Cholesterol; 809mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 6 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 2 Fat. Points: 9
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