Go Texan Grilled BBQ Shrimp

February 22, 2013 at 11:48 am Leave a comment

bbq shrimp


  • 1 lb. extra-large peeled and deveined shrimp

Spice Rub:

  • 2 Tbsp. paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt-free lemon pepper seasoning blend
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried sage
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

BBQ sauce:

  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. celery seeds
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 cup no-salt-added ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. liquid smoke


  1. To prepare the shrimp: Combine all the ingredients for the spice rub in a medium bowl. Add the shrimp and coat well with the rub. Set aside for 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the BBQ sauce. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 25 minutes.
  3. To cook the shrimp, thread about 6 to 7 shrimp onto metal or bamboo skewers. (If using bamboo, soak the skewers in a pan of warm water for 1 hour before using.) Grill the shrimp on medium-high heat for about 2 to 3 minutes per side until shrimp is cooked through.
  4. To serve, remove the shrimp from the skewers and place on a platter. Pour the BBQ sauce into a serving bowl. Serve the shrimp with the sauce. (Shrimp may also be broiled instead of grilled: Place the shrimp on a broiler pan under the broiler about 4 inches from the heat source. Broil for about 3 minutes per side until shrimp is cooked through.)
  5. Makes 8, 2 oz servings (about 3-4 shrimp)

Nutrition Information per Serving:

  • Calories 135
  • Total Fat 1 g
  • Cholesterol 90 mg
  • Sodium 285 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 19 g
  • Dietary Fiber 1 g
  • Sugars 16 g
  • Protein 13 g

*Recipe from Diabetes Forecast Magazine: forecast.diabetes.org*


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