Mediterranean Sauteed Shrimp & Fennel

Mediterranean Sauteed Shrimp & Fennel

6 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2009

Serve this sautéed fennel and shrimp with a tomato-caper sauce in whatever way suits your fancy—with pasta, whole grains, such as bulgur or brown rice, or even mashed potatoes. Serve with: A mixed green salad.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large fennel bulb, cored and cut into 2-inch-long strips (about 4 cups)
  • 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes, preferably fire-roasted
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined raw shrimp (21-25 per pound)
  • 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese


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  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add fennel and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Add tomatoes and oregano and cook, stirring and scraping up any browned bits, about 30 seconds. Add shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until pink and just cooked through, about 4 minutes. Stir in capers and pepper. Serve sprinkled with feta.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 178 calories; 6 g fat(2 g sat); 4 g fiber; 9 g carbohydrates; 23 g protein; 28 mcg folate; 167 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1,064 IU vitamin A; 21 mg vitamin C; 180 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 401 mg sodium; 720 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (35% daily value), Vitamin A (21% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 1 fat

Reviews 6

January 13, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
shrimp and fennel This was easy and delicious. I added garlic, green beans and a pinch of cinnamon to enhance the Greek touch.
June 08, 2012
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By: Jan Weinberg
Mediterran sauteed shrimp and fennel This is delicious. I added red pepper flakes, minced garlic and spinach as per another recommendation. Served over pasta. Great, quick meal. Jan Pros: Very easy and quick Cons: Have another person clean and peel shrimp
October 20, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Delicious and ultra healthy. The fennel flavor, which is wonderful, naturally permeates the shrimp making it taste good without an unhealthy dose of cream or oil!
April 29, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
My family loves this dish, it is delicious! The only change I made was to serve it over tortellini... scrumptious! I also have used both feta and goat cheese, whichever is in my fridge!
March 15, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
i added garlic, red pepper flakes, and spinach. i served it over whole wheat angel hair pasta and it was great! not blnd at all, in my book!
January 12, 2010
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By: Jen Chinn
Quick and extremely easy to prepare, but disappointingly bland given the bold flavors of some of the individual ingredients (fennel, capers, feta). Not a bad dish, but not one I'd make again.
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