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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2009


Recipe Summary

25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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

178 calories; protein 22.9g; carbohydrates 8.8g; dietary fiber 3.6g; sugars 4.8g; fat 6.4g; saturated fat 2.1g; cholesterol 167.2mg; vitamin a iu 1063.6IU; vitamin c 21.3mg; folate 28.3mcg; calcium 180.1mg; iron 1.7mg; magnesium 59.3mg; potassium 720.1mg; sodium 400.7mg; thiamin 0.6mg.

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Rating: 4 stars
shrimp and fennel This was easy and delicious. I added garlic green beans and a pinch of cinnamon to enhance the Greek touch. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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 Read More