Sauteed shrimp with garlic, dried chilies and lemon juice – it’s spicy, garlicky, acidic and sooooo good! You can serve this as an appetizer or have this for dinner over some baby greens with a crusty whole wheat baguette. And the best part about this dish – it’s ready in under 15 minutes.
Spicy Shrimp with Chilies
Servings: 6 • Size: 2/3 cup • Old Points: 3 pts • Weight Watchers Points+: 3 pts
Calories: 147 • Fat: 4 g • Carb: 3 g • Fiber: 0 g • Protein: 23 g • Sugar: 0 g
Sodium: 171 mg • Cholesterol: 172 mg
- 1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined medium shrimp
- kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 to 4 dried chilies, roughly chopped
- 5 garlic cloves, crushed
- juice of 1 lemon
- 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
Season the shrimp with salt and pepper to taste.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 1/2 tbsp of the oil to the pan and half of the chilies and cook 1 to 2 minutes. Increase the heat to medium-high, when hot add half of the shrimp. Cook undisturbed for about 1 1/2 minutes. Turn the shrimp over and cook until opaque throughout, about 1 minute. Transfer to a plate.
Add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of oil and remaining chilies; cook 1 to 2 minutes. Add the remaining shrimp to the pan and cook, undisturbed, for about 1 1/2 minutes. Turn the shrimp over, add the garlic, and cook until the shrimp is opaque throughout, about 1 minute. Return the first batch of shrimp to the skillet, mix well so that the garlic is evenly incorporated and remove the pan from the heat.
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