Healthy Shrimp Recipes

Three ounces of shrimp has 83 calories, 1 gram of fat, and 18 grams of protein. It’s an excellent source of selenium and a good source of vitamins D and B12. The U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends 2 servings per week of seafood so we rounded up the best recipes to get you there.

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Shrimp Stir-Fry

Ree Drummond's shrimp stir-fry comes together so quickly because all the ingredients take next to no time to cook and are sauteed in the same pan. Ree says the key is to cook the thicker vegetables first, because they take longer than the others.

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Ribbony Shrimp and Pasta Scampi

Medium-size shrimp are the perfect size for a twirl of spaghetti shot through with ribbons of squash. Have vegetarians at the table? Omit the shrimp, double the tomatoes and serve with a spoonful of part-skim ricotta cheese on top.

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Caesar Salad with Grilled Shrimp

Impress Caesar salad fans with this lighter take on the favorite. Ellie swaps whole, raw egg for pasteurized egg product in the dressing, which cuts cholesterol without sacrificing texture or flavor. Homemade croutons get lightened up too, by using less oil and baking instead of frying.

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Shrimp Gumbo

This spicy Cajun gumbo, a stew originating in Louisiana in the 18th century, gains much of its flavor from the dark roux and its characteristic thickness from file, an herb made from the ground leaves of the sassafras tree. Onions, celery and green peppers, the "holy trinity" of both Creole and Cajun cooking, add flavor and substance to the thick shrimp and sausage stew, which is served over a heaping portion of white rice.

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Spicy Fennel Shrimp

Rachael Ray uses seasonings that mirror those of a hot Italian sausage, with the addition of lemon juice and zest to hone in on the seafood taste. The whole dish is ready in just 25 minutes.

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Lemon-Garlic Shrimp and Grits

This shrimp dinner is super simple, thanks to the use of instant grits. Just a little Parmesan and a few tablespoons of butter will really go a long way to flavor the meal.

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Dawn's Scampi

If you thought shrimp scampi wasn't a healthy option, think again. This version uses multigrain spaghetti and croutons, and skips the butter entirely in favor of olive oil and white wine.

Seafood Salad

By blending avocado with lemon juice, caper brine and just a touch of mayo, you can give this seafood salad a creamy dressing without a ton of fat or calories.

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Spicy Shrimp Orecchiette

Top this adorable pasta (whose name translates to "small ear" in Italian) with shrimp and red pepper flakes for a dinner that clocks in at just above 500 calories per serving.

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Low Country Shrimp Chowder

Instead of whole milk, this chowder uses 2 percent, which cuts fat without sacrificing creaminess. A dash of Old Bay seasoning will give the dish some fun spice.

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Spicy Shrimp Broth

Seafood stock and jumbo shrimp mean this soup is full of great flavor that gets a kick from dried chiles de arbol.

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