Garlic Herb Shrimp

Shrimp scampi is a popular restaurant dish. It’s made with garlic and oil or butter then broiled. It’s delicious, don’t get me wrong, but it’s also pretty unhealthy. Anything broiled in butter, doesn’t exactly lend itself to being healthy. However, this garlic herb shrimp is a perfect substitute. It’s delicious and full of flavor, but without the broiling in butter – you’ll love it. I usually saute the shrimp in a skillet, but you can also grill the shrimp. If you’re pining for some pasta to go along with your garlic herb shrimp, add zucchini noodles to it. It’s simple and delicious.

Garlic Herb Shrimp

A delicious and light alternative to shrimp scampi. Instead of broiling the shrimp in butter, add the seasonings and lightly saute the shrimp. You get just as much flavor for half of the points!


  • 1 1/2 lbs shrimp
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp ground mustard
  • 1.4 tsp seasoned salt
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh tarragon, minced
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice


  1. Combine the shrimp, garlic, mustard, salt, peppers, parsley and tarragon in a large bowl and toss to coat the shrimp with the herb mixture.
  2. Cook in a skillet with the oil until the shrimp turns opague, about 4 – 5 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle with lemon juice and serve hot.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, High protein, Gluten free

Number of servings (yield): 6

Culinary tradition: Italian

Calories: 165

Fat: 6.5

Protein: 23.3

Entire recipe makes 6 servings

Serving size is about 4 -5 shrimps.

Each serving = 3 Smart Points/4 Points

PER SERVING: 165 calories; 6.5g fat; .6g saturated fat; 2.2g carbohydrates; .3g sugar; 23.3g protein; .2g fiber


  1. Looks delicious!

    I see lemon juice listed in the ingredients, but not in the instructions. Is it simply poured over the shrimp before serving?

    • Lisa Coffman Reply

      Whoops! Yes, drizzle over the shrimp before serving.

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