Toss quick-cooking shrimp, juicy summertime plums and zesty jalapenos with a simple cilantro-lime marinade for a deluxe meal in minutes. If you like, use peaches or nectarines in place of the plums and red or green bell peppers for the jalapeno. Make it a Meal: Enjoy with grilled red potatoes and Bok Choy-Apple Slaw.
|Prep Time:||35 minutes|
|Ready in:||35 minutes|
|Ease of Prep:||Easy|
|3 tablespoons canola oil or toasted sesame oil|
|2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro|
|1 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest|
|3 tablespoons lime juice|
|1/2 teaspoon salt|
|12 raw shrimp (8-12 per pound), peeled and deveined|
|3 jalapeno peppers , stemmed, seeded and quartered lengthwise|
|2 plums , pitted and cut into sixths|
- Whisk oil, cilantro, lime zest, lime juice and salt in a large bowl. Set aside 3 tablespoons of the mixture in a small bowl to use as dressing. Add shrimp, jalapenos and plums to the remaining marinade; toss to coat.
- Preheat grill to medium-high.
- Make 4 kebabs, alternating shrimp, jalapenos and plums evenly among the skewers. (Discard the marinade.) Grill the kebabs, turning once, until the shrimp are cooked through, about 8 minutes Total. Drizzle with the reserved dressing.
Equipment: Four 10-inch skewers
Health Advantages: healthy weight, low calorie, low carb, low sat fat, low sodium, heart healthy, diabetes appropriate.
|Servings Per Recipe: 4|
|Amount Per serving|
|Calories:||194 cal||Carbohydrate Servings:||0|
|Carbohydrates:||5 g||Dietary Fiber:||1 g||Cholesterol:||221 mg|
|Fat:||8 g||Sodium:||446 mg||Saturated Fat:||1 g|
|Protein:||24 g||Potassium:||292 mg||Monounsaturated Fat:||4 g|
|Nutrition Bonus:||Selenium (64% daily value), Iron & Vitamin C (20% dv).|
|Exchanges:||1 vegetable, 3 very lean meat, 1 fat|