Although shrimp is higher in cholesterol than most meat and poultry, it's lower in saturated fat.
- 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)
- Total carbohydrate: 2 g
- Dietary fiber: 0.5 g
- Sodium: 171 mg
- Saturated fat: Trace
- Monounsaturated fat: 0.5 g
- Total fat: 1 g
- Cholesterol: 137 mg
- Protein: 17 g
- Calories: 85