2 Delectable and Low-Calorie Shrimp Recipes You Should Try

2 Delectable and Low-Calorie Shrimp Recipes You Should Try

Hello guys, so today I have 2 sumptuous shrimp recipes that I simply cannot wait to share with you. Each recipe is beginner-friendly, family-friendly, non-time-consuming, and most importantly, healthy with the right amount of calories per serving. Having said that, let’s see how to make both garlic shrimp stir fry as well as Louisiana-style shrimp with steamed rice; 

1. Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry Recipe

  • Serves:4-6.
  • Total Time: 20 Minutes.
  • Calories: 205.
  • Difficulty Level: Easy.

Yummy, succulent, and rich in flavor, garlic shrimp stir fry can be a great option for a weekday lunch. Since shrimp is light, without a side dish, you can be sure that this delicacy won’t have you return to your workstation filling too full to concentrate for the remainder of your workday. Plus, it’s very easy to prepare with only 5 simple steps involved in the process. It takes only 20 minutes to prepare the ingredients and ready the dish. This means you can make the delicacy in the morning to carry as your packed lunch. I suggest you invest in a nice self-heating lunch box though if you carry packed lunch to the office. If you already have one, that’s awesome and good work. 

What You Will Need

  • A small bowl.
  • A large skillet. 


  • 2 lbs Shrimp, deveined.
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced. 
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce.
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch.
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil.
  • 2 tbsp sugar(brown preferred).
  • 1 tbsp olive oil. 
  • 1 tbsp chili sauce. 
  • 1/2 lb asparagus, trimmed. 
  • 1 cup snow peas.
  • Cilantro, chopped. 
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced. 
  • Sesame seeds, optional.


Step 1: Start by making a sauce;

Combine the soy sauce, cornstarch, garlic, brown sugar, sesame oil, chili sauce, and water in the small bowl, thereafter setting the bowl aside.

Step 2: Cook the shrimps; 

  1. First, turn on the stove, adjusting the heat to medium.
  2. Next, place the skillet over the stove. 
  3. Then, add the olive oil to the skillet and heat the oil until hot enough. 
  4. Now, add bell pepper followed by asparagus and finally snow peas to the skillet. 
  5. After sautéing the mixture for 2-3 minutes while stirring occasionally, add shrimp and continue sautéing for about 3-4 minutes, or until the meat is pink. 
  6. Next, add the sauce you prepared earlier to the shrimp and vegetable mixture in the pan, letting this simmer until slightly thickened, or for 5 minutes. 
  7. Serve on individual plates, topping each plate with cilantro and sesame seeds(optional). 

Enjoy while still warm!

2. Louisiana-Style Shrimp with Steamed Rice

  • Serves:4-6
  • Total Time: 30 minutes or less
  • Calories Per Serving:510 
  • Difficulty Level: Easy.

Louisiana-style shrimp with steamed rice is a top choice of seafood options you can find on Dinnerly. This delicacy is quite similar to the previous one except that it is characterized by a little bit of Louisianian touch and it includes steamed rice. As such, it’s more delicious and more filling than its predecessor.  

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What You Will Need

  • A medium skillet with lid. 
  • A fork.
  • A source of heat.
  • A medium bowl. 


  • 5 cups rice, steamed. 
  • 1 can tomato sauce.
  • seafood seasoning (use 1½ tsp)
  • 6 lb worth of shrimps.
  • 3 cups sliced scallions.
  • 1 garlic.
  • 1 green bell pepper.
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil. 


Step 1:Prepare the ingredients i.e the pepper and scallions;

  1. After halving, deseeding, and coring the pepper, cut it into ½-inch pieces and set those aside.  
  2. Next, peel and finely chop about 1 tsp. garlic, setting that aside. 
  3. Then prepare the scallions by trimming both ends from individual scallions, thinly slicing them on an angle, and keeping the darker greens separate.

Step 2: Sauté the shrimps;

  1. Start by patting dry the shrimps. 
  2. Then, turn on the stove, setting the heat to medium.
  3. Next, place the skillet over medium heat.
  4. Now, add the oil to the skillet and heat until hot enough. 
  5. Next, add shrimp followed by ½ tsp. of the seafood seasoning, which is one of your ingredients. 
  6. Thereafter, cook until shrimps are well-cooked, or for about 2 minutes, making sure to stir the meat frequently.
  7. After that, transfer the cooked shrimp to the bowl and proceed to the next step.        

Step 3: Sauté the scallion whites and pepper you prepared earlier on;

  1. In the same skillet you used for shrimp, heat the remaining olive oil until hot enough over medium heat. 
  2. Next, add the scallion whites followed by the pepper pieces to the oil, cooking them, while stirring frequently, for about 1 minute, or until fragrant. 
  3. Then, add 1 tbsp. water to the vegetable mixture and cook further while covered for about 2 minutes, or until the vegetables are softened and slightly charred. 
  4. Now, add the garlic you prepared earlier followed by 1 tsp of the seafood seasoning, and cook the vegetable mixture further for 1 minute, or until fragrant.
  5. After that, stir in the tomato sauce followed by ⅔ cup water.

Step 4: Finish and serve the delicacy;

  1. Reduce the heat and cook the sauce, while stirring occasionally, for another 5 minutes, or until the peppers are tender.
  2. Next, stir in the cooked shrimp followed by the remaining dark green scallions and continue cooking for about 1 minute, or until the seafood is heated through.
  3. Meanwhile, serve the steamed rice on individual plates then top each plate with shrimp, followed by the veggies and sauce respectively. xx

Enjoy while still warm!

Final Thoughts

Shrimp is a very delicious choice of seafood that can be prepared ixn many different ways. If you love the delicacy, you can be confident that you’ll love each of the above recipes, which you can cook in no time. And if you don’t want to begin from scratch when it comes to preparing a recipe, you can turn to Dinnerly for partially prepared ingredients. 



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