Mediterranean Sauteed Shrimp & Fennel


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.

Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 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


  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 Facts (per serving)

178 Calories
6g Fat
9g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 178
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 23g 46%
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 167mg 56%
Vitamin A 1064IU 21%
Vitamin C 21mg 24%
Folate 28mcg 7%
Sodium 401mg 17%
Calcium 180mg 14%
Iron 2mg 9%
Magnesium 59mg 14%
Potassium 720mg 15%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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