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Spicy Chipotle, Lime and Ginger Shrimp

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Spicy Chipotle, Lime and Ginger Shrimp
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 8
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Make this shrimp on its own as an app, or add whole grain pasta for a filling, guilt-free dinner that packs a serious flavor punch.

Ingredients

Marinade

1/3
cup packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons water
2
tablespoons grated gingerroot
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
teaspoon chopped chipotle chile in adobo sauce (from 7-oz can)
2
tablespoons adobo sauce (from can of chipotle chiles)
1
teaspoon grated lime peel
2
tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4
teaspoon salt

Shrimp

1
lb uncooked large shrimp (21 to 30 count), peeled (with tail shells left on), deveined
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

  • 1 In 1-quart saucepan, stir brown sugar and water. Cook over medium heat 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining marinade ingredients. Reserve 2 tablespoons marinade in medium bowl.
  • 2 Pat shrimp dry; place in another medium bowl. Add remaining marinade and stir to coat. Let stand at room temperature to marinate 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Spray grill basket (grill "wok") with cooking spray. Spoon shrimp into basket. Place basket on grill over medium-high heat. Cover grill; cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring once, or until shrimp are pink. Transfer shrimp to medium bowl with reserved marinade. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and the cilantro; toss to thoroughly combine.
Tips  

Turn this into a hearty main dish that serves 6 by tossing the cooked shrimp with 6 cups cooked whole grain pasta for a total of about 240 calories per serving.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
70
(
Calories from Fat
5
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
1/2g
1%
(
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
60mg
19%
Sodium
430mg
18%
Potassium
75mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
4%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
9g
)
Protein
6g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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