Shrimp & Zucchini with Basil Chive Cream Sauce

Shrimp & Zucchini with Basil Chive Cream Sauce

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

This grilled shrimp and vegetable kebab recipe is a great option to set out on an appetizer table. Set out small plates so guests can walk around your party with a shrimp skewer and some dip!

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1 (8 ounce) carton sour cream
  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil
  • 3 tablespoons snipped fresh chives
  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1¼ pounds fresh or frozen large shrimp in shells
  • 2 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut into 1 slices (about 1 pound total)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon finely shredded orange or lime peel
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice or lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 5 cups shredded spinach, arugula, and/or romaine


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  1. For sauce, combine sour cream, basil, chives, ½ teaspoon salt, and the ground pepper in a food processor or blender. Cover and process or blend until nearly smooth. Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  2. For kebabs, thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein the shrimp, leaving tails intact. Rinse the shrimp; pat dry. Thread the shrimp and zucchini alternately on six long metal skewers, leaving about ¼ inch between pieces. Combine olive oil, orange (or lime) peel, orange (or lime) juice, the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt, and the cayenne pepper in a small bowl; brush evenly on the shrimp and zucchini.
  3. For a charcoal grill, grill the kebabs on the greased rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals about 10 minutes or until the shrimp are opaque, turning once. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Cover and grill as above.)
  4. Arrange shredded greens on a serving platter. Top with the shrimp and zucchini; serve with the reserved sauce.
  • Equipment: Six long metal skewers

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 skewer
  • Per serving: 283 calories; 20 g fat(9 g sat); 3 g fiber; 7 g carbohydrates; 20 g protein; 111 mcg folate; 174 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 3,808 IU vitamin A; 25 mg vitamin C; 159 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 670 mg sodium; 716 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (76% daily value), Vitamin C (42% dv), Folate (28% dv), Iron (22% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½

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