Heart Healthy, Diabetes Friendly – and Delicious!

The pairing of citrus and shrimp has always been a fabulous culinary combination, but when you add a few spices to the mix, you take the flavor experience to a whole new level.

Serve these spicy little gems as an appetizer or pair them, for a regular meal, with a salad or stir-fried vegitiables and cilantro rice pilaf. Another favorite is to use them in soft flour-tortilla tacos with the addition of avocado salsa or cilatro.

Spicy Grilled Lime Shrimp

Serves 4


1/2 teaspoon fresh lime zest

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

2 tablespoon olive oil

2 to 3 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lime juice

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 pound shelled, deveined, uncooked shrimp*

Mix together the first eight ingredients in a bowl. Add the prepared shrimp and toss to coat. Let the shrimp stand at room temperature for 10 minutes to marinate. Remove shrimp from marinade and thread on metal skewers; reserve marinade. Place skewered on grill over medium heat. Cook 3 to 7 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, turning once and brushing with marinade occasionally.

*You can leave the tail on for easier handling when eating with hands or remove shells if using in tacos or serving with side dishes. Also, if using wooden skewers, make sure to soak them first, as they will burn easily.

Per serving: 188 calories; 9g Fat (42.9% calories from fat); 1g Saturated Fat; 23g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 173mg Cholesterol; 435mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 3 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat.

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

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