Peppery Barbecue-Glazed Shrimp with Vegetables & Orzo
Place shrimp in a medium bowl. Combine paprika, garlic powder, oregano, pepper and cayenne in a small bowl. Sprinkle the spice mixture over the shrimp; toss to coat and set aside.Advertisement
Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Cook orzo according to package directions; drain. Return to the hot pot; cover and keep warm.
Meanwhile, slice scallions, separating white and green parts. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the scallion whites, zucchini, bell pepper and celery; cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes; cook until softened, 2 to 3 minutes more. Add the vegetables to the pot with the orzo. Add salt; toss to combine.
In same skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add the shrimp; cook, turning once, until opaque, 4 to 6 minutes. Drizzle with barbecue sauce. Cook and stir until the shrimp are coated, about 1 minute.
Serve the shrimp with the vegetable mixture. Top with scallion greens and serve with lemon wedges, if desired.
Tip: Frozen shrimp thaws quickly. Place frozen shrimp in a large bowl with ice water. Let stand for 20 minutes.
Note: See this recipe in our 1,500-calorie diabetes meal plan.
3 lean protein, 2 starch, 1 fat, 1 vegetable