Healthy WW Lemon Garlic Shrimp – 1.5 SmartPoints

This site contains affiliate links. I may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. [View our Disclosure Policy Here]

I found this recipe for Lemon Garlic Shrimp in the Weight Watchers Weekly that I get at Weight Watchers meetings.  

This one looked particularly good to me because I love seafood and know that most seafood, if prepared the right way, can be very healthy for you.

Healthy WW Lemon Garlic Shrimp – 1.5 SmartPointsIt’s also super easy to make.

Here is the Lemon Garlic Shrimp recipe:

Healthy WW Lemon Garlic Shrimp – 1.5 SmartPoints

Healthy WW Lemon Garlic Shrimp – 1.5 SmartPoints

Housewives of Frederick County, LLC
Simple, Delicious, Healthy Shrimp Dinner recipe with 1.5 WW SmartPoints
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • - 1 spray cooking spray, I used Pam
  • - 1 1/4 lbs uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 24 shrimp)
  • - 1 T. fresh lemon juice, I used bottled
  • - 2 t. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • - 1/2 t. table salt, divided
  • - 1/8 t. freshly ground black pepper
  • - 1/2 c. panko bread crumbs, found this at Wegmans
  • - 1 1/2 t. minced garlic
  • - 1 t. lemon zest, I didn't have lemons so I omitted this
  • - 1 T. fresh, chopped parsley (I used dried parsley from my spice rack)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Coat foil with cooking spray.
  • Place shrimp on prepared pan.
  • Sprinkle with lemon juice, 1 t. oil, 1/4 t. salt, and pepper.
  • Toss shrimp until coated with lemon mixture.
  • Spread in a single layer, leaving space between each shrimp.
  • In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs, remaining t. oil, remaining 1/4 t. salt, garlic, and lemon zest (if you have it).
  • Curl shrimp tails to heads to form a closed circle (doesn't have to be completely closed; just do the best you can).
  • Spoon a heaping t. of the crumb mixture in the center of each shrimp.
  • Bake until bread crumbs are golden and shrimp are cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Notes

1.5 WW SmartPoints 
Keyword healthy recipe, lemon garlic shrimp, shrimp recipe, weight watchers dinner, ww dinner, ww recipe

Healthy WW Lemon Garlic Shrimp – 1.5 SmartPointsThe shrimp turned out really good, but I did not read the instructions closely enough and I used frozen shrimp, thawed.  

Turns out the frozen shrimp was pre-cooked.  

So after cooking in the oven for 10 minutes, the shrimp was a little chewy.  

Lesson learned!! Only use uncooked shrimp, as the instructions indicate!  

Healthy WW Lemon Garlic Shrimp – 1.5 SmartPoints

Also, my recommendation for this Lemon Garlic Shrimp recipe is to use large or jumbo size shrimp.  

The shrimp seemed to shrink after baking it.  

Maybe it was my imagination and I was just really hungry, but it just didn’t look as large after cooking it.

Healthy WW Lemon Garlic Shrimp – 1.5 SmartPoints

I served the Lemon Garlic Shrimp with steamed green beans and cooked orzo mixed with a little bit of olive oil, chopped red onions, spinach leaves, and a little garlic powder.  

Mmmmm Mmmmm!  

It was a tasty combination!

Healthy WW Lemon Garlic Shrimp – 1.5 SmartPoints

This was a very easy-to-make, quick, delicious, and healthy dinner!  

And with only 1.5 WW SmartPoints, you might even be able to eat dessert!!

For more delicious WW SmartPoints recipes, Amazon has their New Complete Cookbook, SmartPoints Edition.

Happy Cooking!!

Wanna see more posts like this delivered straight to your Inbox?  Go to the Subscribe box at the top of our blog and enter your email address!  Share this post on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. 

For more WW SmartPoints recipes, click on over to:

Baked WW Turnip Fries with Cheese Sauce

Easy WW Chicken Piccata

WW Crockpot Buffalo Chicken & Rice

Healthy WW Lemon Garlic Shrimp – 1.5 SmartPoints

Pam
Follow us

Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.