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Lime Garlic Shrimp

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Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

"For a delicious meal in minutes, try this colorful combination," suggests Audrey Thibodeau of Mesa, Arizona. "I put water on to boil while I do some of the prep work, then cook the pasta while I stir-fry the shrimp and veggies. This entree is terrific with garlic bread."


  • 1 package (7 ounces) thin spaghetti
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat margarine
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 package (6 ounces) frozen snow peas, thawed
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 cup grated nonfat Parmesan cheese topping (no substitutes)
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a skillet, saute garlic in margarine for 1 minute. Add the shrimp, peas, red pepper, basil, parsley and pepper. Stir-fry for 4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink and vegetables are crisp-tender. Add wine or broth and lime juice. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Drain spaghetti; stir in cheese topping, milk and lime zest. Serve shrimp mixture over spaghetti.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 407 calories, 7g fat (0 saturated fat), 176mg cholesterol, 447mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 37g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

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  • justmbeth
    Feb 16, 2018

    I have first made this over 10 years ago. I do add a bit of garlic salt and some other seasoning to give it a bit more zip. I'd also recommend more lime. The garlic and cheese will stick to the bottom of the pan so it needs to be stirred well.

  • solar0209
    Sep 7, 2011

    I used lemon juice instead of lime (what I had on hand), and mushrooms & summer squash for the veggies. Also ended up mixing the pasta, milk, cheese, and some extra lemon juice (no zest in-house) together, but then added them directly to the shrimp/veggie mixture and mixed everything together. Pretty tasty. Will have to try it w/ lime sometime.

  • tminarick
    Mar 30, 2011

    I don't eat pasta so I substituted the spaghetti for broccoli & simply sprinkled the broccoli with parmesan cheese. I didn't have snow peas, so I used sweet peas. This was a DELICIOUS recipe!!! I will definitely make this again. It was incredibly flavorful & I think it's relatively healthy. YUMMY!

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