By Mayo Clinic Staff
April 17, 2014
Although shrimp is higher in cholesterol than most meat and poultry, it's lower in saturated fat.
Number of servings Serves 4
- 3/4 pound uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 48 shrimp)
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 1/2 teaspoons water
- 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped
Rinse shrimp in cold water. Pat dry with a paper towel and set aside on a plate.
To make the marinade, whisk together the tomato paste, water and oil in a small bowl. Add garlic, chili powder and oregano. Mix well.
Using a brush, spread the marinade (it will be thick) on both sides of the shrimp. Place in the refrigerator.
Prepare a hot fire in a charcoal grill or heat a gas grill or broiler. Away from the heat source, lightly coat the grill rack or broiler pan with cooking spray. Position the cooking rack 4 to 6 inches from the heat source.
Put the shrimp in a grill basket or on skewers and place on the grill. Turn the shrimp after 3 to 4 minutes. The cooking time varies depending on the heat of the fire, so watch carefully.
Transfer to a plate and serve immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving
Serving size: 12 shrimp
- Cholesterol 137 mg
- Calories 85
- Sodium 171 mg
- Total fat 1 g
- Total carbohydrate 2 g
- Saturated fat Trace
- Dietary fiber 0.5 g
- Trans fat trace
- Added sugars 0 g
- Monounsaturated fat 0.5 g
- Protein 17 g
- Meats, poultry and fish 2
- Meat and meat substitutes 2