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Sesame Cilantro Shrimp

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, Texas
  • 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
  • Hot cooked brown rice, optional


  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon dressing over medium heat. Add shrimp; cook and stir 1 minute.
  • Stir in remaining dressing; cook, uncovered, until shrimp turn pink, 1-2 minutes longer. To serve, squeeze lime juice over top; sprinkle with cilantro. If desired, serve with rice.
Nutrition 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.
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  • Sally
    Apr 16, 2020

    Made as directed. Simple and good. Will make again.

  • AllisonO
    Feb 25, 2020

    Delicious and easy. This recipe came together in about 15 minutes (we used quicker-cooking white rice instead of brown). Simple enough for a speedy weeknight supper but nice enough for a dinner party! If you plan to use frozen shrimp, I would recommend thawing it for best texture and flavor.

  • veggiemama
    Aug 13, 2017

    I forgot the cilantro so mine was just the dressing and shrimp over white rice. It was still tasty and I couldn't ask for a faster meal!

  • michelemary
    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
    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.