Apr 5, 2008

Pan Seared Shrimp - 3 ww pts

For perfectly cooked, moist shrimp every time. Cook the shrimp in two batches to avoid overcrowding the pan. Sear the shrimp on one side only, and allow the heat of the pan to cook the other side.

Pan Seared Shrimp
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 4 servings Time: 5 minutes Points: 3 ww points
Calories: 148.6 Fat: 3.7 Fiber: 0.3 g Carbs: 0.5 g Protein: 26.8 g
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs shrimp, peeled and deveined (weight after peeled)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 2 tbsp dry parsley
  • lemon wedges
Heat 1 tsp oil in 12 inch skillet over high heat until smoking. Meanwhile, toss shrimp with salt and pepper. Add half of the shrimp to the pan in single layer and cook until edges turn pink, about 1 minute. Remove pan from heat, flip shrimp using tongs and let it stand about 30 seconds until all of the shrimp is opaque except for the center. Transfer to a plate and repeat with the second batch and the remaining teaspoon of oil. After second batch has stood off the heat, add the first batch to the pan and toss to combine. Cover skillet and let shrimp stand for 1 - 2 minutes. Shrimp will now be cooked through. Serve immediately with lemon wedges.


  1. Minus the uric acid, I can have this prawn dish anytime.


  2. I love shrimp! So happy I can eat it without feeling guilty about all the points or fat!


  3. Gina what would you serve with this for dinner..for 2??

  4. The broccoli orzo would be great with this and a salad.

  5. Is it 2 tablespoons or 2 teaspoons of oil?

    The ingredients say tablespoons, the fist line of the instructions say heat 1 tablespoon and then the 5th line says to add the remaining teaspoon of oil.


  6. It has to be 2 teaspoons of oil since 2 tablespoons of oil has 7 points and the points for the entire recipe are 12 (4 servings x 3 points) and 1.5 pounds of raw shrimp is 15.5 points. These numbers are from the online calculator.

    Given that the shrimp alone are 15.5 points then wouldn't each serving have to be at least 4 points without any oil?

    Please advise. Thank you - your recipes are great.

  7. Ok, it's 2 teaspoons, not tablespoons. I'll update it now. Also, 24 oz of raw shrimp is approx 18 oz cooked. Make sure you weigh the shrimp after you remove the peel to make it accurate.

  8. I'm not sure I understand the points for this. 1 1/2 lbs of shrimp is called for. If this is 4 servings, it should be 8 oz. of shrimp each. 8 oz. of shrimp is 5 points. How is this recipe only 3 ww points? I'm not even sure if the oil is figured into this as 1 tsp of olive oil or veg oil is also 1 point each?

  9. This is late (and obvious), but 1.5 lbs is 24 oz... 24/4 = 6 oz raw shrimp per serving.

  10. Where does the parsley come into play? I see it in the ingredients list but not in the recipe?


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