Zesty Shrimp Sauté

Photography by Sara Remington
Juicy shrimp with a hint of spice make a tasty lunch, potluck dinner or weeknight meal. Serve this protein-packed dish hot or chilled.

SERVING SIZE: 4 shrimp (115 grams)
PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: 5 minutes


  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 16 large shrimp)
  • 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest


  1. Preheat a nonstick sauté pan over medium heat for 1 minute.
  2. Add garlic, red pepper flakes, pepper and salt. Toast for 30 seconds.
  3. Increase heat to medium-high, add butter and allow to melt completely.
  4. Add shrimp and cook 1 minute on each side until flesh is opaque. Turn off heat.
  5. Add lemon juice and zest. Swirl the pan until shrimp are evenly coated with sauce.
  6. Serve immediately or refrigerate for at least 2 hours and serve chilled.

Nutrition per serving: 108 calories, 1g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 185mg cholesterol, 236mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate, 0g fiber, 0g sugar, 23g protein, 322mg potassium, 247mg phosphorus

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Tessa Nguyen, RD, LDN, is a chef and registered dietitian consultant in the food and nutrition industries. Follow along for her culturally diverse recipes on her blog or her Youtube channel, Tessa's Table. Connect with her on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.