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Weight Watchers Seared Garlic Shrimp

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Weight Watchers Seared Garlic Shrimp Recipe

Weight Watchers Seared Garlic Shrimp Recipe. With just a few key ingredients, you can create a savory and satisfying meal in no time.

To make this dish, you’ll need shrimp, oil, garlic, paprika, parsley, cilantro, lemon juice, and salt. These ingredients come together to create a burst of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds.

This shrimp recipe makes an excellent main course when served with steamed rice or a light salad.

The combination of the juicy shrimp and the side dish of your choice creates a satisfying and well-rounded meal.

It’s also a fantastic option for appetizers or party platters, as the shrimp can be served with toothpicks for easy and elegant snacking.

Here are a few tips and tricks to ensure your shrimp turns out perfectly every time: make sure to preheat your frying pan over high heat for optimal cooking results, avoid browning the garlic to maintain its delicate flavor, and be mindful not to overcook the shrimp to keep them tender and succulent.

Weight Watchers Points

2 Points

MyWW Points: 2 Blue Plan and 2 Green Plan

2 WW Freestyle Points and 2 Smart Points

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Weight Watchers Seared Garlic Shrimp on a black plate with a lemon wedge.


Can I use frozen shrimp for this recipe?

Yes, frozen shrimp can be used. Make sure to thaw them thoroughly before cooking.

Can I substitute the paprika with another spice?

While paprika adds a distinct flavor, you can experiment with other spices like cayenne pepper or chili powder for a different taste profile.

Can I prepare the shrimp ahead of time?

It’s best to cook the shrimp fresh for optimal taste and texture. However, you can marinate them in the seasoning mixture in advance and cook them just before serving.

What are some garnish alternatives to cilantro?

If you’re not a fan of cilantro, you can use chopped green onions or parsley as an alternative garnish.

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Weight Watchers Seared Garlic Shrimp Recipe

Nesting Lane
Weight Watchers Seared Garlic Shrimp Recipe, a quick and easy seafood appetizer or dinner recipe that's ready in just 17 minutes. Low Points.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4


  • 4 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 20 large shrimp  peeled and deveined
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • teaspoon sweet smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped
  • ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • pinch salt


  • Place a large frying pan over high heat.
  • Spread a small amount (around 1 teaspoon) of oil evenly on the bottom of the pan.
  • Heat the oil until it begins to smoke slightly.
  • Add half of the shrimp in a single layer to the pan.
  • Cook the shrimp until they turn golden and orange, approximately for 10 seconds.
  • Quickly flip the shrimp and cook for an additional 10 seconds.
  • Transfer the cooked shrimp to a plate.
  • Repeat steps 5 to 8 with the remaining shrimp and another teaspoon of oil.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-high and add the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil to the pan.
  • Add the garlic to the pan and cook while stirring until it becomes light golden in color (around 2 minutes). Avoid browning the garlic.
  • Stir in the paprika and return the cooked shrimp to the pan. If the pan is too small, divide the ingredients and cook in two batches.
  • Slightly reduce the heat and cook the shrimp until they are fully done, for about 1 minute.
  • Fold in the parsley, cilantro, lemon juice, and salt.
  • Serve the shrimp with the pan sauce spooned over the top.
  • Optionally, garnish with additional cilantro.


Serving Size: 5 Shrimp
2 Points
MyWW Points: 2 Blue Plan and 2 Green Plan
2 WW Freestyle Points and 2 Smart Points
We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.


Calories: 87kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 10gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 61mgPotassium: 174mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 461IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 1mg
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