GARLIC AND HERB SHRIMP

This is an except from The Ultimate Bodybuilding Cookbook, copyright 2016, by Kendall Lou Schmidt

MAKES 4 (4-OUNCE) SERVINGS

PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES, PLUS 2 HOURS TO MARINATE

COOK TIME: 10 MINUTES

 

A quick and easy way to enjoy succulent shrimp, loaded with lean protein. They turn out just the slightest bit sweet, and are packed with a ton of flavors.

 

Dairy-Free / Low Carb / Gluten-Free / Paleo

 

1 pound medium-size shrimp, peeled, deveined, and tails on

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice

4 1⁄2 teaspoons minced garlic

1 tablespoon granulated stevia

1 teaspoon ground paprika

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1 teaspoon dried basil

 

1. Put the shrimp, olive oil, lime juice, garlic, stevia, paprika, Italian seasoning, and basil in a large resealable bag. Massage the bag to ensure the shrimp are well coated. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

2. Thread the shrimp onto skewers. If you are not using a rack, be sure to lightly spray the surface they are cooking on to prevent them from sticking.

3. To grill: Allow the barbecue to warm up to medium heat before placing the shrimp on the grill. To broil: Set the oven rack about 8 inches from the broiler, line a broiler pan with aluminum foil, and arrange the shrimp skewers on it. Set your broiler to high and allow the oven to heat up a bit before placing the shrimp in it.

4. Cook the shrimp for 8 to 10 minutes, turning over once after 4 to 5 minutes. They are done when opaque with pink tails.

5. Serve warm.

Time-saving tip: Make your skewers based on your desired serving size. For 4-ounce servings, use 4 skewers per pound of shrimp, and so on.

NUTRITION FOR AN 8oz SERVING (18 medium shrimp):

 

Per Serving (4 ounces, about 9 medium shrimp)

Calories 130 Carbohydrates 4g Fat 3.9g Protein 20g