Shrimp Kebabs with Lemon Marinade

Shrimp Kebabs with Lemon Marinade

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

These lemony shrimp kebabs need just 15 minutes of marinating time and they're ready to cook up quickly on the grill. And since you've already fired up the grill, try some grilled corn on the cob (see associated recipe) to round out the meal.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1½ pounds fresh or frozen jumbo shrimp
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 scallions, sliced

Preparation

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  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein the shrimp, leaving tails intact if desired. Rinse the shrimp; pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Combine olive oil, lemon peel, lemon juice, and parsley in a large bowl. Set aside half of the oil mixture. Toss the shrimp with the remaining oil mixture. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes (do not marinate any longer).
  3. Drain the shrimp, discarding the marinade. Thread the shrimp onto eight 8-inch skewers (see Tip).
  4. For a charcoal grill, place the skewers on the grill rack directly over medium coals. Cover and grill for 4 to 6 minutes or until the shrimp are opaque, turning once halfway through grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place the skewers on grill rack over heat. Grill as above.)
  5. Transfer the shrimp to a serving dish. Drizzle with the reserved oil mixture. Serve with cherry tomatoes and scallions.
  • Tip: If using wooden skewers, soak them in enough water to cover for at least 30 minutes before using.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 kebabs, 2 cherry tomatoes, and ½ scallion
  • Per serving: 271 calories; 12 g fat(2 g sat); 1 g fiber; 4 g carbohydrates; 35 g protein; 17 mcg folate; 259 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 635 IU vitamin A; 14 mg vitamin C; 99 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 255 mg sodium; 429 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (23% daily value), Iron (22% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 5 lean protein, 1 fat

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