Sesame Cilantro Shrimp Recipe
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Sesame Cilantro Shrimp Recipe

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On days when I don't feel like spending much time in the kitchen, I reach for shrimp. I can have a hot meal in the table in 10 minutes. —Tami Penunuri, League City, TX
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 cup reduced-fat Asian toasted sesame salad dressing, divided
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp (31-40 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • Lime wedges
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup shrimp mixture (calculated without rice): 153 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 461mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon dressing over medium heat. Add shrimp; cook and stir 1 minute.
  2. Stir in remaining dressing; cook, uncovered, 1-2 minutes longer or until shrimp turn pink. To serve, squeeze lime juice over top; sprinkle with cilantro. If desired, serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sesame Cilantro Shrimp in Simple & Delicious October/November 2015

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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chris_giles18 User ID: 2108383 235409
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2015

"I made this as directed. I don't think the dressing really gave much flavor and was quickly overpowered once I drizzled with the fresh lime. It was simple, but not flavorful enough for me."

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