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Grilled Lime Shrimp

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Serves 8     Diabetic     Gluten Free     Healthy Heart 

Lime juice and cilantro give these high protein shrimp kebabs a refreshing flavor. Perfect for the grill, serve them as an appetizer or with some brown rice for a light entrée.

Ingredients

  • 2 shallots, chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1/4 cup lime fresh juice

  • 1 tsp ground cumin

  • 3 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

  • 3 Tbsp olive oil

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

  • 2 lbs jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • Romaine lettuce, for serving

  • Lime wedge, for garnish

Preparation

  • In a blender, combine shallots, garlic, lime juice, cumin and cilantro and blend until smooth. Add olive oil and pepper and blend until smooth. In a large bowl, combine shrimp and marinade, tossing to coat. Marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes, turning once.
  • Preheat grill to high. Remove shrimp from marinade and thread onto skewers (if using bamboo skewers, soak them first). Grill for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side, with the cover closed. Remove from skewers and serve on a bed of lettuce garnished with lime wedges.

This Recipe first appeared in Health eCooks®.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 

  • 3 shrimp
 

Per Serving: 

Calories: 177

Fat: 7g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 173mg

Sodium: 169mg

Carbohydrates: 2g

Fiber: 0g

Protein: 23g

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Date Last Reviewed: February 6, 2017

Editorial Review: Judy Capodanno, Health eCooking Editorial Director, Baldwin Publishing, Inc. Contact Editor

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