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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michelemary User ID: 1090411 259318
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2017

"Not only was this a quick and easy recipe, it was delicious. My husband and I really enjoyed it and will have it again soon. We used Ken's Steak House Lite Asian Sesame with Ginger and Soy Dressing. We added blanched snow peas to the shrimp and dressing mixture. It was spicy and very flavorful. A bonus is each serving has only 3 Weight Watcher Smart Points. Thanks for posting this recipe Tami!"

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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