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BBQ Shrimp Appetizer

Per Serving

BBQ Shrimp Appetizer

Makes: 8
Serving Size: 2 oz. (about 3 to 4 shrimp)
Calories 135
Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0.2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 19 g
Fiber 1 g
Sugars 16 g
Cholesterol 90 mg
Sodium 285 mg
Protein 13 g
Choices: Carbohydrate 1, Lean meat 1
  • Makes: 8
  • Serving Size: 2 oz. (about 3 to 4 shrimp)
  • Preparation Time: 40 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Standing time: 1 hour


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
1tsp.chili powder
1cupno-salt-added ketchup
2Tbsp.white wine vinegar
1Tbsp.Dijon mustard
1/2tsp.lemon juice
1/2tsp.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.)

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