Creamy Bacon Prawns – Easy Keto Recipes
A Little Bit Of History
Lately, I’ve been craving some seafood. I have to say, it’s not usually my first selection on the menu. What a perfect time to showcase the creamy bacon prawns! I swear there are two types of people in this world… people who love seafood and do everything they can to tell the world about it, and those who don’t. (I’m in the later group)
BC (Before Carbs) this creamy bacon prawns recipe might have looked a little more laden with spaghetti. You know what I figured out? You don’t need carbs to fulfil your life. Don’t let carbs make up for the potential flavour your recipes can have. Let fresh ingredients bring life to your dishes.
Lets get a little medieval here. You need to switch your perceptions. Once upon a time. the less fortunate would drink beer and eat bread, whilst royalty would drink wine and eat meat. Just think… what has changed? Nothing.
What Its All About
Whilst creating this creamy bacon prawns recipe, I couldn’t help but admire how well bacon and cream go together. Those two ingredients are such a good base to work with.
Whilst cream and bacon make a fantastic mixture, the addition of any other flavours need to compliment those outlined by the creamy texture the sauce provides. Mushrooms add a smooth texture, whilst bringing some healthy micronutrients to the mix.
Have you ever been fishing for prawns? Its really quite amazing, the way they swim out flat. I always remember walking around in waist deep water during a pitch black evening with a torch in my hand. The prawns are attracted to light, which makes them easy enough to catch with a hand net.
Prawns are a fantastic addition to cream. This creamy bacon prawns recipe doesn’t necessarily require fresh prawns, as they’re not the part of the dish that holds the immediate flavour.
As we know, the ketogenic diet is a high fat, low carb macro nutrition based style of eating. With this in mind, the addition of any ingredients that contain a higher percentage of fat to carbs is a good thing, as it increases the fat content, whilst keeping the carbohydrate content as low as possible.
Whilst a high fat content is important, adding spices and a slight amount of heat never goes astray. The addition of chilli really makes the creamy flavour pop!
How Does This Recipe Help You?
My aim on FatForWeightLoss is to provide you with helpful information, teaching not only what fits into a low carb / ketogenic diet, but also the micronutrients that are held within the food we eat.
The ketogenic diet can become very heavily focused on the macro nutrient side of the equation. What you need to be watching is that within those macro nutrients, you are also getting adequate vital nutrients from your food. These are called micro nutrients.
These micronutrients are essential to our wellbeing, and deficiencies can inhabit poor gene expressions and inhibited wellbeing. This recipe contains a good amount of the following micronutrients.
A good amount of magnesium is found in the prawns and mushrooms. Magnesium is an electrolyte, which is vital for healthy muscles and sufficient hydration.
Do you ever get a twitchy eye? Are you particularly irritable to loud noises? These are common signs of magnesium deficiency.
Prawns contain a powerful amount of zinc. Zinc is also found in foods like cashews and red meat.
Zinc deficiencies are associated with food cravings, inconsistencies in appetite , digestive problems and infertility.
According to Dr. Axe, the following amounts of zinc are recommended for adults
Adolescents and adults:
- Males age 14 and over: 11 milligrams/day
- Females age 14 to 18 years: 9 milligrams/day
- Females age 19 and over: 8 milligrams/day
Selenium is an important micronutrient for many reasons. Many years ago I had an increased amount of thyroid anti-bodies which was confirmed by a fasting glucose blood test. I’ve never had an issue with it since.
Prawns contain 56 micrograms of selenium per 4 oz (115g).
In studies to determine if selenium could aid in prostate cancer prevention, men took 200 micrograms daily. The safe upper limit for selenium is 400 micrograms a day in adults. Anything above that is considered an overdose.
You can see my recommended supplements here.