Recipe: Sautéed Pink Key West Shrimp with Citrus Sauce & Endive Salad by Chef Jean-Pierre Leverrier (Bistro Chez Jean-Pierre), Palm Beach, FL


Photo by Girona Consulting

Recipe and photo courtesy of Bistro Chez Jean-Pierre

Sauteed Pink Key West Shrimp with Citrus Sauce and Endive Salad


All Phases (if limited quantity of oil, See Note)

Serves six



24 pink U-10 shrimp (10 per pound) (peeled, deveined, tail on)

1 tablespoon canola oil


For the sauce:

2 ounces lime juice

2 ounces orange juice

2 ounces lemon juice

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

Salt, to taste

½ cup blended oil (25% olive, 75% vegetable; reduced for weight-loss purposes)

1 shallot, minced

1 tablespoon orange zest

1 tablespoon lemon zest

1 tablespoon lime zest

2 tablespoon chopped cilantro

½ cup diced tomato

2 tablespoon chopped cilantro

For the salad:

5 endives, chopped finely

1 cup vinaigrette (mix together ¼ cup sherry vinegar and ¾ cup olive oil)

3 tablespoons orange juice

2 tablespoons chopped chives

1 shallot minced

pinch of salt



  1. For the sauce, combine the lime juice, orange juice, lemon juice, mustard, and salt in a bowl and whisk together.
  2. Slowly whisk in the oil; add the shallot, zests, diced tomato, and cilantro. Reserve this mixture and set aside.
  3. To prepare shrimp, heat a nonstick sauté pan until hot but not smoking, add the canola oil, then add the shrimp being careful not to overcrowd the pan.
  4. Sear for 2 minutes on one side without disturbing, turn the shrimp over, and cook for 2 more minutes.
  5. Season with a little salt, turn the heat off, and add the citrus sauce.
  6. For salad, combine all the salad ingredients in a bowl and toss to mix well.
  7. Set a little mound of endive salad in the middle of each of six plates. Arrange four shrimp on each plate, and spoon the citrus sauce over them.
  8. Serve.


Nutrition Facts (by serving)
Calories 538
Calories from fat 79%
Fat (grams) 48
Saturated fat (grams) 7
Cholesterol (milligrams) 43
Carbohydrates (grams) 21
Protein (grams) 12
Sodium (milligrams) 210
Fiber (grams) 14

Note: I suggest reducing the amount of oil as much as possible to cut the calories, and this may be made for 8 people, (3 shrimp each), and would thus make it a suitable meal for all phases.

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