Herb Pan Seared Shrimp

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Herb Pan Seared Shrimp – quick and easy sauteed shrimp in a herb and citrus marinade.  Ready in minutes, and the whole family will love it!

pan seared herb and shrimp in a pan


We are finally getting back into a routine and back to normal life around here.  Amazing how 2 weeks off can really mess with things.  Bedtime is back to normal, real dinners are a thing again, and getting up early to get a jump on the day is back in place.  I have to admit, I am a creature of habit, so I am happy to have it all back….even if a want to throw the alarm clock across the room when it goes off. Are you back into your routine?  Do you have a new routine that involves going to the gym these days?

pan seared herb and shrimp on a plate

On Monday I gave you an easy Tuscan chicken dinner that is healthy and perfect for those resolutions.  Today I am back with another one!!  Herb Pan Seared Shrimp.  This is a super quick and easy sauteed shrimp recipe that is ready in minutes.

The shrimp does marinate for 30 minutes, but you can start that and then fold laundry, help with homework, work on side dishes…whatever.  Then you just saute the shrimp for 5 minutes it and it is time to eat.  Plus it is super healthy!  Tons of herbs and citrus give the shrimp a lot of flavor without adding calories or fat.

pan seared herb and shrimp on a plate

I made this pan seared shrimp the other night and my family devoured it.  My son loved the extra marinade (set aside before you add the shrimp to it) as a dipping sauce.  We even had enough extra that he put it on the quinoa with toasted walnuts we ate with it.  Such a bright and fresh meal for the middle of winter.

Cilantro and parsley are super easy to find at any time. Both of my stores were out of fresh basil though, so I used Gourmet Garden Basil paste (about 2 Tbls of it).  I am sure you could use a little dried basil in there too if that is all you had.  No matter what you end up with a citrusy, flavor sauce that everyone will love.

Want more? Check out all of the other One Pan Dinner Recipes here and here are some more you might like:
Tuscan Chicken
One Pan Cajun Pasta
One Pan Macaroni and Cheese by Comfortably Domestic
Cheesy Kielbasa, Rice and Broccoli Skillet by Mom on Timeout

Herb Pan Seared Shrimp - quick and easy sauteed shrimp in a herb and citrus marinade. Ready in minutes, and the whole family will love it!
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Herb Pan Seared Shrimp

By Erin
Herb Pan Seared Shrimp - quick and easy sauteed shrimp in a herb and citrus marinade.  Ready in minutes, and the whole family will love it!
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 3/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 pounds large/jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined


  • In a food processor combine 2 Tbls olive oil and remaining ingredients for the marinade (up to the shrimp). Process until smooth.
  • Set aside about 2 Tbls herb mixture. Pour the rest over the shrimp and stir to coat. Let sit in fridge for 30 minutes.
  • In a large skillet heat 1 Tbls olive oil over medium high heat.
  • Add shrimp to the pan, and cook for 3-5 minutes until pink and cooked through.
  • Serve drizzled with the set aside herb mixture.


Adapted from Cooking Light


Serving: 1g | Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 359mg | Sodium: 1944mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 323
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About Erin S

Welcome to Dinners, Dishes, & Desserts where my love of food meets my busy life. My name is Erin and I’m a casual home cook who loves to feed people. On this blog, you’ll find hundreds of quick and easy recipes made mostly from scratch. My days are spent in the kitchen, creating new recipes to share with family and friends.

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  1. I am with you on the getting back to normal and schedules! I need a good healthy dinner recipe and this looks fabulous!

  2. We fell back into our routine pretty quickly, and are definitely trying to get to the gym more and eat a little lighter. These shrimp would fit in beautifully!

  3. I love the flavors on this. I have some fresh shrimp at home, I’ll have to incorporate this recipe when I make them 🙂