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Shrimp for dinner: 4 recipes with fewer than 350 calories

Shrimp for dinner: 4 recipes with fewer than 350 calories
This slightly sweet, slightly spicy shrimp dish was introduced at the original Yang Chow, which opened in Chinatown in downtown Los Angeles in 1977. (Bryan Chan / Los Angeles Times)

Love shrimp? Here are a few of our favorite shrimp dishes from our recipe database. Best of all? They clock in at less than 350 calories a serving and come together in 35 minutes or less.

Black and red pepper shrimp

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The shrimp will be spicier if the shells are removed before cooking.
The shrimp will be spicier if the shells are removed before cooking. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Using just a handful of ingredients, this shrimp dish, flavored with garlic, lemon and a touch of red and black pepper, comes together simply, using just a skillet and minutes of your time. Remove the shrimp shells before cooking if you'd like your shellfish on the spicy side, and be sure to have plenty of bread on hand to soak up all that sauce.

One-pot shrimp steamer

Steaming can produce some of the most satisfying, light meals you can imagine. And the easiest too: With a little thought, you can put together an entire dinner in a single pot.<a href="http://recipes.latimes.com/recipe-one-pot-shrimp-steamer/" target="_blank"><strong>Recipe: One pot shrimp steamer</strong></a>
Steaming can produce some of the most satisfying, light meals you can imagine. And the easiest too: With a little thought, you can put together an entire dinner in a single pot.Recipe: One pot shrimp steamer

Steaming can produce a light but satisfying meal. With a little thought, you can put together an entire dinner in a single pot, like this quick shrimp dish. Because who wants to deal with cleanup on a busy weeknight?

Grilled shrimp skewers with charmoula

Grilled shrimp skewers with charmoula make for a quick yet flavorful dinner.<a href="http://recipes.latimes.com/recipe-grilled-shrimp-skewers-with-charmoula/" target="_blank"><strong>Recipe: Grilled shrimp skewers with charmoula</strong></a>
Grilled shrimp skewers with charmoula make for a quick yet flavorful dinner.Recipe: Grilled shrimp skewers with charmoula (Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)

You can't beat the flavor of these shrimp skewers. Whip up a quick batch of charmoula (a North African spice blend combining bright, fresh flavors including lemon, garlic, ginger, cilantro, paprika and a little olive oil), then marinate some jumbo shrimp to infuse the flavor (the recipe calls for a couple of hours of marinating time, but the flavor infuses in as little as 15 to 30 minutes). Skewer the shrimp, grill them a couple of minutes on each side and you're good to go. Serve the rest of the charmoula tableside if you want to add a little extra flavor.

Yang Chow slippery shrimp

This slightly sweet, slightly spicy shrimp dish was introduced at the original Yang Chow, which opened in Chinatown in downtown Los Angeles in 1977.
This slightly sweet, slightly spicy shrimp dish was introduced at the original Yang Chow, which opened in Chinatown in downtown Los Angeles in 1977. (Bryan Chan / Los Angeles Times)

When you're looking for a fast dinner option, you can't beat the wok. This sweet and spicy shrimp dish was introduced at the original Yang Chow, which opened in Chinatown in downtown Los Angeles in 1977. Start to finish, it's ready in 25 minutes.

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