Easy Shrimp Sautè

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This light shrimp dish relies only on the flavor of fresh shrimp, with just a handful of garlic, sesame seeds, and chives to add a few subtle layers of taste. Shrimp is a lean protein that’s easy to prepare, and this recipe is so easy on the prep, you’ll be sure to add it to your regular dinnertime repertoire. Pair with a side of brown rice or a small salad, and you have a healthy, refreshing, and simple meal that you and your loved ones will enjoy.

Easy Shrimp Sautè

Easy Shrimp Sautè

Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe | Calories: 179 | Total Fat: 14 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 150 mg | Sodium: 250 mg | Carbohydrates: 6 g | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugars: 0 g | Protein: 9 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5


  • 1-1/2 pounds shrimp, shelled and deveined, (leaving the heads on, optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper
  • Sesame seeds (white or black)
  • Chives, chopped finely


  1. Over low-medium heat, in small skillet, toast the sesame seeds then set aside.
  2. Over medium heat, in a large saucepan with extra virgin olive oil, toast the garlic until golden brown then discard them
  3. Add the shrimp, moving them carefully so that the heads stay attached. Brown both sides. Don't overcook. Depending on the size, cook them between 4 - 6 minutes each side on the average.
  4. Season with salt and pepper when almost cooked.
  5. After turning off the fire, sprinkle the sesame seeds and chives then drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.
  6. Serve hot with salad or steamed white rice.

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