Heart Healthy, Diabetes Friendly – and Delicious

Citrus Garlic Roasted Shrimp
Serves 4 (about 9 jumbo shrimp per person)

So many cooks shy away from cooking seafood, including shrimp, because they think it is difficult.  It really isn’t.  The only critical part of cooking seafood is the timing.  You need to make sure not to under or over cook it.  This is such an easy way to cook shrimp for almost any dish.  It’s great for shrimp cocktail, served over pasta or added to your favorite salad.  This dish takes about 10 minutes to make.


1 ½ pounds shelled and deveined jumbo raw shrimp (about 36 shrimp)*
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (you can also add black pepper,  to taste, if desired)
1 lemon, juiced
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped

Preheat oven to 400F.

Spray two large, nonstick baking trays with cooking-oil spray.  Combine shrimp, garlic oil and crushed red pepper together in a bowl and stir to combine, making sure the oil coats the shrimp.  Arrange half of the shrimp on the first baking sheet in a single layer.  Roast in the oven for 6 to 8 minutes or until the shrimp turn opaque.  (Make sure the oven is fully pre-heated before roasting shrimp.)  Squeeze lemon over the roasted shrimp and garnish with parsley.  Repeat with the second tray of shrimp.

*Can be cooked with or without tails, depending on how you will be using the shrimp.

Per Serving: 216 Calories; 6g Fat (27.0% calories from fat); 1g Saturated Fat; 35g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 259mg Cholesterol; 253mg Sodium. Exchanges: 5 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; ½ Fat.

Recipe is low fat, low calorie, diabetic friendly and gluten free.

Recipe courtesy of LowFatLifestyle.com.  Visit them on the web for more free recipes and healthy-cooking tips.