July 31, 2011

Grilled Jumbo Shrimp

Healthy Recipe: Grilled Jumbo Shrimp
Here's a familiar oxymoron: jumbo shrimp. 
Let the oddness of that phrase remind you that, for this recipe, the shrimp you buy should not be too "shrimpy": about 15 to the pound or less. For a super treat, try shrimp at 8 to the pound.

Put these jumbo babies right on the grill.
That's why they can't be too small. This recipe is super quick and easy, and keeps added heat out of your kitchen.

Munch away ~ shrimp are quick to prepare, delicious to eat and great for you! 
Due to low saturated fat, shrimp promote circulatory health by lowering triglycerides and improving the ratio of "good" (HDL) to "bad"(LDL) cholesterol. One-quarter pound of shrimp provides 100% of your daily supply of tryptophan (No wonder I love them!), two-thirds of your selenium requirement (selenium helps control blood sugar), and nearly half of your daily vitamin D, a nutrient many folks don't get enough of.

  • 1 lb. jumbo shrimp, cleaned and deveined
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 4 sprays of Bragg Liquid Aminos (healthy soy sauce alternative)
  • 3 T. fresh-squeezed lemlon juice
  • 3/4 tsp. finely grated lemon zest (avoiding the white pith, which is bitter)
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  1. Toss the shrimp in the oil.
  2. Add the pepper and zest and toss again.
  3. Grill for 2 min. over direct heat.
  4. As soon as shrimp turn pink, turn and grill 2-3 more min. until pink on second side. (Be very careful not to overcook, as they can quickly become tough and dry.)
  5. Spray with Bragg Liquid Aminos.
  6. Transfer to platter and drizzle with lemon juice.
Yield: 3 servings
Calories: 185 per serving
Suggestion: Serve hot or at room temperature ~ Great for parties or buffets

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1 comment:

  1. Great recipe. Seafood has always been my favorite. Thank you for sharing this, will try this at home.