This quick Spanish-inspired saute is a lesson in simplicity. All shrimp really needs to dazzle is lots of garlic and a splash of lemon. Serve as a main dish or as a tapa (appetizer).

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Spring 2004




Marinade & shrimp


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine lemon juice, wine, 2 teaspoons oil and garlic in a medium bowl. Add shrimp and toss to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes, tossing occasionally. Drain well, reserving marinade.

  • Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and cook, turning once, until barely pink, about 30 seconds per side; transfer to a plate. Add bay leaf, crushed red pepper and the reserved marinade to the pan; simmer for 4 minutes. Return the shrimp and any accumulated juices to the pan; heat through. Season with salt, sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

132 calories; protein 15.8g; carbohydrates 3.8g; dietary fiber 0.5g; sugars 0.6g; fat 4.9g; saturated fat 0.7g; cholesterol 142.9mg; vitamin a iu 803IU; vitamin c 6.3mg; folate 25.5mcg; calcium 70.5mg; iron 0.5mg; magnesium 29.5mg; potassium 186.1mg; sodium 314.7mg.

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  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 3 stars
tasty enjoyable. I added shreded cheese and pepper. Pros: very easy and quick to cook. Cons: not big on the lemon favor. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
fantastic flavor I'm not a big seafood fan but this recipe had great lemon/garlic flavor. We ended up dipping our steamed broccoli in the sauce - next time I'll service this over rice to soak up the sauce. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Quick and easy dinner option We absolutely loved this recipe and will make it with rice next time to soak up the delicious sauce. This is a keeper! Pros: My husband and I love shrimp and this is the tastiest recipe I've found. Cons: I added 1 more tablespoon of wine and less pepper flakes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was quite tasty light and just a hint of spiciness. I served the shrimp over Bismati Rice for a light dinner. Delicious! I'll definitely make this again. Christine Sweden Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is so delicious! I make it quite often. I substituted basil for the parsley and used chicken stock in lieu of the white wine (I didn't have any). And I didn't use the bay leaf. It was to die for delicious! Usually I serve it with rice and either beans or asparagus. Tonight I'm going to try and make it into a pasta recipe by adding a chopped Roma tomato to the marinade at the end and reserving some pasta water and serving it with whole wheat linguine and asparagus. Read More