Shrimp, spinach and garlic brown and cook quickly for a simple one-pot weeknight dinner. A fast pan sauce gets life from zesty lemon juice, warm crushed red pepper and herby parsley. Serve with a slice of whole-wheat baguette to swipe up every last drop of sauce.

Carolyn Casner
Source:, December 2018


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add half the garlic and cook until beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add spinach and 1/4 teaspoon salt and toss to coat. Cook, stirring once or twice, until mostly wilted, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice. Transfer to a bowl and keep warm.

  • Increase heat to medium-high and add the remaining 2 tablespoons oil to the pot. Add the remaining garlic and cook until beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add shrimp, crushed red pepper and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring, until the shrimp are just cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes more. Serve the shrimp over the spinach, sprinkled with lemon zest and parsley.

Nutrition Facts

226 calories; protein 26.4g; carbohydrates 6.1g; dietary fiber 2.7g; sugars 0.7g; fat 11.6g; saturated fat 1.7g; cholesterol 182.6mg; vitamin a iu 10760.1IU; vitamin c 37mg; folate 222.5mcg; calcium 195.8mg; iron 3.8mg; magnesium 131.4mg; potassium 962.8mg; sodium 444mg.

Reviews (5)

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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
We made with kale (since that is what we had). Shrimp remained stubbornly boring rather than good and garlicky. With chopping up the kale too much work for quite boring output Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Quick and easy. If you make sure the garlic gets browned the dish will taste garlicky-nice. Will definitely make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
One of my favs. This made 2 nights meals...and on day 2 we used mini flour tortillas! It was perfect! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is so easy and quick and DELICIOUS. It fits into every diet plan and it doesn’t even feel like a diet! It will remain in my rotation. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
We ve made it twice. Quick easy and delicious. Once we added Old Bay to the shrimp but it didn t really need it. Might try some smoked paprika next time. Definitely adding to our rotation. Read More