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Super-Speedy Shrimp Recipes (Low Fat, Low Calorie, Low Points)


Sweet & Sour Shrimp


  • 3/4 lb peeled, deveined fresh shrimp
  • 1 medium green pepper
  • ½ medium onion
  • 1 can pineapple chunks in juice
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp chili sauce
  • 1 Tbsp light soy sauce
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp oil


Drain pineapple over medium bowl to catch juice. Mix cornstarch, chili sauce, soy sauce, and garlic powder into juice. Set aside. Chop pepper into medium-sized chunks and slice onion, before adding to oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir-fry 2 to 3 minutes. Add shrimp, cook an additional 3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Stir juice mixture and pineapple chunks into shrimp and vegetables and cook, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens and bubbles. Serve over rice (not included in WW point count).

Weight Watchers: 4 servings, 4 pts each

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Spicy Shrimp Fettuccine


  • 3/4 lbs peeled, deveined fresh shrimp
  • ½ lb uncooked fettuccine
  • 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp blackening seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 can diced tomatoes and garlic
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper


Cook fettuccine in boiling water according to package instructions. Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle blackening seasoning over shrimp and add to skillet, cooking 4 minutes or until pink. Drain tomatoes. Stir in lemon juice, tomatoes, and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until heated through. Drain pasta, spoon shrimp mixture over fettuccine and serve.

Weight Watchers: 4 servings, 7 pts each

Chilled Shrimp Gazpacho


  • 1 lb peeled, deveined fresh shrimp
  • ½ medium purple onion
  • 1 small yellow squash
  • 1 medium green pepper
  • 3 cans no-salt added diced tomatoes
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • ½ tsp tarragon
  • 3 Tbsp picante sauce


Boil 3 cups water in medium saucepan. Add shrimp. Cook 3-5 minutes or until pink. Drain and rinse with cold water. Chop vegetables, add to large bowl with cooked shrimp, canned tomatoes, herbs, and sauce. Stir well. Cover and chill at least 10 minutes.

Weight Watchers: 4 servings, 4 pts each

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Tomato Sauce Shrimp & Polenta


  • 3/4 lb peeled, deveined fresh shrimp
  • 2 cups low fat tomato sauce
  • 3 Tbsp shredded Parmesan
  • 16 oz refrigerated polenta
  • zero-calorie nonfat cooking spray


Cut polenta into 12 slices. Spray large skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat. When skillet is hot, cook polenta 4 to 5 minutes on each side, until edges begin to get crispy. Remove from skillet and cover to keep warm. Re-spray skillet and add shrimp, cook 2 to 3 minutes or until they turn pink. Add sauce and cook additional 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until heated through. Place 3 slices of polenta on each plate, spooning shrimp and sauce evenly over them. Top with parmesan cheese.

Weight Watchers: 4 servings, 4 pts each

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Sarah on April 02, 2012:

The shrimp and polenta is 7 points +

Maddie Ruud (author) from Oakland, CA on September 08, 2011:


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I haven't yet updated this Hub for the new points system. If you or anyone else has a more accurate count for pro points, please do let me know.

damarra on July 30, 2011:

Are these WW pro points. I am following the new program from WW and the points are very different now.

Ryan Wescott on October 16, 2010:

Thanks for the recipe. Definitely going to try them! Shrimp is so delicious!

PaperNotes on August 30, 2010:

Thanks, I got to try your recipes one day. My little angel loves to eat shrimp, I'm sure she'll love a different dish with shrimps.

Rodney Fagan from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City on October 15, 2009:

A nice collection of shrimp, we call them prawns in South Africa, recipes. The only problem with all of the crustacean family, is that unfortunately they are loaded with cholesterol, which is a major downer.

Thanks for a great hub.

mike king from california on August 24, 2008:

It's your usual excellent work ms. Plase accept my apology for my earlier ill conceived and rude comments. You are a very positive influence and I expect you will do well at whatever you decide to do, and I do think you are an excellent psychologist.

I put a shrimp recipe on that isn't anything like yours, I noticed that you had a recipe also so I had to check it out, I'm just going, oh yeah right, if my recipe is even close she is really going to belive my sincerity. But they weren't close and I let out a big sigh of relief.

Keep up the excellent work, many are learning much from your dedication and your examples.

Thank you. I wish you the best.

Hope Wilbanks from Virginia on March 16, 2008:

Cool Hub! I've been looking for shrimp recipes since I got back on WW three weeks ago. :)

hypnosis-review on February 23, 2008:

Great ideas - the video is really helpful.

ChrisSnil from United Kingdom on February 22, 2008:

I'm currently on a sponsored slim and your shrimp fettuccine recipe sounds delish! Might very well give that a try, cheers :)

Maddie Ruud (author) from Oakland, CA on August 28, 2007:

Lela, sounds delicious! Making fried rice is always a quick, hearty meal, and a good way to get rid of leftovers, be they meat, seafood, or veggies!

Lela Davidson from Bentonville, Arkansas on August 28, 2007:

These are real recipes, but I have another favorite way to eat shrimp. I get the bag of frozen - either pre-cooked or I steam them quick - then I make some rice and use up whatever's left over in the fridge to make fried rice. I toss in veggies, maybe a can of baby corn if I've got it, scramble up an egg or two and fry it all together in some olive oil and soy or teriyaki sauce. So so good! Kids love it too.

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