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Skinny New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp

February 10, 2015 | Healthy Lent Recipes
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Skinny New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp

It is no secret I love seafood. Being from the coast of Louisiana, seafood was (and still is!) a part of my everyday life. While seafood is an amazing source of protein, many of us believe the myth, ‘Seafood must be fried to taste good.’

I love to ‘de-bunk’ the ‘fried’ myth with my Skinny New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp! While the traditional version is a wonderful exception to the fried seafood dishes we still have a little work to give a full ‘skinny’ twist to this dish. Remember, this dish is typically served with French bread, giving a quick turn into a ‘carb’ heavy dish.

I was inspired to give this dish a ‘skinny’ twist after running across a traditional recipe in Louisiana Cookin’ magazine.

A small sample of the ingredients we can easily ‘skinny’ in New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp include:
 12 tablespoons of butter (a bit much!)
   2 loaves of French bread (hello Carbs!)

My ‘skinny’ includes using a much lower amount of olive oil, a low-sodium beef broth in place of the beer, low-sodium Worcestershire sauce to help decrease the sodium count, and NO French bread. I changed the spices to suit my flavor palate, and developed an incredible ‘skinny’ twist you are sure to love!

Skinny New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp

 

Skinny New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp

  • 2 pounds of raw shrimp, peeled
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup low-sodium beef broth

Instructions:

  1. In a large skillet set over medium heat, pour olive oil. Add rosemary, pepper, Cajun seasoning and garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, lemon juice, and shrimp. Cook until pink.
  3. Add beef broth. Cook 2 to 3 additional minutes.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Serve.

Yield: 8

Skinny New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp

NOTE:  I am excited to note I have a NEW nutrient analysis program!  I am learning this fun program and will soon have the nutrition breakdown of our recipes.

My husband and I enjoyed the shrimp as is – we didn’t even miss the bread!

Skinny New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp Recipe

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Yield: 8

A simple and amazing shrimp dish that is low on carbs and high on flavor.
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds of raw shrimp, peeled
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup low-sodium beef broth
Preparation
  1. In a large skillet set over medium heat, pour olive oil. Add rosemary, pepper, Cajun seasoning and garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, lemon juice, and shrimp. Cook until pink.
  3. Add beef broth. Cook 2 to 3 additional minutes.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Serve.

Skinny New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp

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