Pinterest Follow Button
Family Favorite Recipes Family Favorites
Mr Espresso
like us on Facebook

Grilled Shrimp with Sweet Hot Sauce

Grilled Shrimp with Sweet Hot SauceSimply irresistible grilled shrimp, the orange zest brings out deep, sweet flavors in the sauce. A heart-smart, diabetic-friendly recipe.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 teaspoon chili sauce with garlic
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
2 teaspoons canola oil
1 tablespoon orange juice

1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
8 (10-inch) bamboo or metal skewers

2/3 cup orange juice
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon chili sauce with garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon orange zest
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger

Canola oil cooking spray

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Marinade: In small bowl, combine marinade ingredients and set aside.
  2. For Shrimp: Thread shrimp on eight 10-inch metal or bamboo skewers in "C" fashion. Brush with marinade and let stand 15 minutes in refrigerator.
  3. For Sauce: In a small saucepan combine sauce ingredients, except zest and ginger. Bring to a boil over high heat and boil 3 to 4 minutes or until reduced to 1/2 cup. Remove from heat and let cool. Add zest and ginger.
  4. Coat grill pan with cooking spray and place over high heat until hot. Remove shrimp from marinade; discard marinade. Cook shrimp 2 minutes on each side or until opaque in center. Remove from heat. Brush sauce on shrimp or serve alongside as light dip.

Makes 4 servings. Serving size: 2 skewers.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe; 2 skewers): Calories 255; Total Fat 7g; Saturated Fat 1g; Cholesterol 185mg; Sodium 640mg; Carbohydrates 21g; Fiber 0g; Protein 25g.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of "The Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen: Fresh, Fast and Flavorful Recipes Made with Canola Oil" from the American Diabetes Association and CanolaInfo.