Sautéed Shrimp

Recipe makes 2 servings.
Approximate Cook Time: 10 minutes
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Rating: 4.4
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2 tablespoon(s) olive oil, or coconut oil
1/2 pound(s) shrimp, deveined and peeled
2 tablespoon(s) chili powder
1 tablespoon(s) garlic powder
1/2 tablespoon(s) parsley, fresh
1/4 teaspoon(s) cayenne pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon(s) black pepper, freshly ground, to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a medium sauté pan over medium-high heat.
  2. When pan is hot, add shrimp and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Stir in chili powder, garlic powder, parsley, and cayenne pepper, and saute for an additional 3-5 minutes or until shrimp are pink and fully cooked.


  1. panthrrunr

    When is the parsley added?

  2. stefan

    The parsley is a garnish and is added before serving. Enjoy!

  3. Denise

    the seasoning amounts seem out of proportion for just a 1/2 lb shrimp. Should it read teaspoon instead of tablespoon?

  4. andrew

    Please add!!! I made an awesome shrimp curry dinner tonight that I was hoping you could add to your recipe. I cooked about a pound of peeled shrimp in avocado oil in one pan as i was stir frying chopped veggies in another. I used red, yellow, and green bell peppers and celery. Cooked the shrimp and added in the sauteed vegetables. i added 1 Tbsp of organic cumin,1 Tbsp of organic curry powder and a little garlic powder. You can also add in some salt and chopped chicken or beef and whatever veggies you like. It was delicious and paleo friendly. Add as much cumin and curry as you like and enjoy. -Andrew

  5. Daimie

    Used 1 lb of shrimp without doubling any seasonings. It came out yummy :) Husband and I will be making this one again!

  6. donald.thurmond

    How do you get the nutritional value for these recipes? If we were to change it around to fit our calorie needs and family we would like to be able to properly estimate the calories?

    • Neely Quinn

      donald.thurmond – The nutritional info for the recipes is available to our members of the meal plan subscription service: Some recipes have not yet been analyzed for their nutritional content – it’s an ongoing project for us.

  7. donald.thurmond

    I believe you misunderstood my question I am sorry. I am subscribed and can see the Nutritional Values, but how do oyu guys come up with those numbers? If I was to take something away from the recipe I would like to know if there was a website or tool used to do the math. Also I believe the protein is a typo? 146g protein?

    • Neely Quinn

      donald.thurmond – Oh, got it. We use to get the recipes’ nutritional info. It’s the easiest tool I’ve found with the largest database of foods. You can get an account for free with them. And thanks for pointing out the typo! I’ll fix it.

  8. Brentnauer

    Very good! We nixed the chili powder and just sprinkled some cayenne as we wanted to keep our tongues; 2 tablespoons seemed like a lot!

  9. patriotanny

    I tried this but added a little Old Bay seasoning instead of cayenne. it was great with steamed vegetables.

  10. Matt

    Since this is a recipe teaching people to eat healthier, based on the meal that is pictured, I am adding one very important reminder. Make sure your shrimp are chemical free 100% Natural. It can be farmed or wild, imported or domestic. Despite the FDA allowing certain additives in our food supply, some of the side effects of these additives remain unclear. The food industry will tell you these chemicals are used as a preservative to extend its shelf life.
    But one of the benefits for the producer is that it helps the shrimp absorb water. Extra water means extra weight, which means extra $$$. When you cook the shrimp guess what happens, the water is cooked, out along with most of the flavor and firmness of the shrimp. Great for the packer. Bad for the consumer. And these chemicals which remain in the shrimp, what are the long effects? Do they increase,allergic sensitivities? Increase the risk of cancer? The government has not given us enough proof one way or the other. Their approval leads us to believe all is well. But do we really trust our government to not be affected by large monetary contributions from special interests?
    Unfortunately, similar practices are used in poultry. And let’s not even start on the BIG MONEY beef industry. Ask questions, check your labels . It’s the only way to protect you and your family.

    • Karen

      That is a great point. Thank you for adding this information. Paleo is all about healthier and natural products and we do need to make sure that our meats are pastured, grass-fed and wild caught.

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