Easy Shrimp Sautè

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Let the flavor of shrimp shine.

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.

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Easy Shrimp Sautè

This simple seafood dish is easy to make and has natural and refreshing flavors that are sure to please everyone.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 0.25 of recipe
Course Dinner
Cuisine Universal


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


  • Over low-medium heat, in small skillet, toast the sesame seeds then set aside.
  • Over medium heat, in a large saucepan with extra virgin olive oil, toast the garlic until golden brown then discard them
  • 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.
  • Season with salt and pepper when almost cooked.
  • After turning off the fire, sprinkle the sesame seeds and chives then drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.
  • Serve hot with salad or steamed white rice.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.25of recipe | Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 250mg | Fiber: 2g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5
Keywords Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Paleo, Seafood

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Rowena Dumlao-Giardina

Rowena is a recipe developer and food & travel writer/photographer from Italy with Asian roots. Creating healthy dishes in her own kitchen is priority. She believes there is nothing more satisfying than knowing that her family is eating natural & nutritious meals.

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