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Sauteed Shrimp with Tomatoes and Lemon

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Sauteed Shrimp with Tomatoes and Lemon

Sauteed Shrimp with Tomatoes and Lemon

Jessica Braider
This shrimp is amazingly quick to make and tastes light and delicious. The perfect meal for a warm summer evening!
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. medium shrimp (preferably US or Canadian farmed or wild shrimp), peeled and deveined
  • 2 cloves garlic minced, about 1 tsp.
  • 1/4 tsp. salt or to taste
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 Tbsp. capers drained
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh flat-leaf parsley or cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 lemon juice only, about 1 Tbsp.


  • In a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil. Add the shrimp, garlic, and salt, and cook, turning once, until the shrimp just begin to turn opaque but are not cooked through, about 2 minutes total. Transfer the shrimp to a bowl and set them aside.
  • Add the tomatoes to the skillet and cook them, stirring frequently, until they soften, about 2 minutes.
  • Return the shrimp to the skillet, add the capers and parsley, and cook for 2 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add the lemon juice and toss to coat. Serve immediately.


Do Ahead or Delegate: Peel the garlic, halve the tomatoes, chop the parsley or cilantro, juice the lemon.
Scramble Flavor Booster: Double the garlic and salt and/or add lemon zest to the finished dish.
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Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 170, Total Fat: 6g, 9%; Saturated Fat: 1g, 5%; Cholesterol: 170mg, 57%; Sodium: 190mg, 8%; Total Carbohydrate: 5g, 2%; Dietary Fiber: 1g, 4%; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 24g
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Keyword 30 Minutes (or less) Meals, Company/Entertaining, Dairy-Free, Dinner, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Low Carb, Low Fat, Low Sodium, Lunch, Main Dish, No Added Sugar, Nut-Free, Spring, Summer, Super Scramble Express (20 minutes or less total)
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