Shrimp and Tomato Piccata


Shrimp recipes are among the quickest and lightest weeknight dinner options, and this 30-minute shrimp piccata certainly fits that bill. A full serving of this shrimp dinner has less than 250 calories!

Shrimp and Tomato Piccata
Photo: Scott Little
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 ⅓ pound fresh or frozen medium shrimp in shells

  • 3 tablespoon olive oil

  • 8 ounce fresh French string beans (haricot verts) or other small, thin green beans, trimmed

  • 3 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained

  • 2 cup hot cooked pasta (optional)


  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact if desired. Rinse shrimp; pat dry with paper towels. Set aside.

  2. In a 12-inch skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add green beans to skillet; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Add shrimp; cook and stir about 3 minutes or until shrimp are opaque. Add tomatoes; cook for 1 minute more.

  3. For sauce, in a small bowl whisk together the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, the lemon peel, lemon juice, and capers.

  4. If desired, serve shrimp mixture over hot cooked pasta. Drizzle sauce over shrimp and vegetables.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

244 Calories
12g Fat
10g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 244
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 172mg 57%
Sodium 239mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 39.6mg 198%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 3.8mg 21%
Potassium 514mg 11%
Folate, total 36.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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