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By the Plate: Bloody Mary Shrimp With Spinach and Orzo Pilaf

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By the Plate Foods Include

    Per Serving

    Bloody Mary Shrimp

    Makes: 4 servings
    Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
    Calories 130
    Fat 1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Carbohydrate 3 g
    Fiber 0 g
    Sugars 1 g
    Cholesterol 185 mg
    Sodium 415 mg
    Protein 25 g
    Choices: Lean Meat 3

    Bloody Mary Shrimp

    • Makes: 4 servings
    • Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
    • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
    • Cooking Time: 6 minutes


    1 lb. large shrimp, peeled, deveined, and free of preservatives
    1 cup no-salt-added tomato juice
    1/4 cup roughly chopped Italian parsley
    3 cloves garlic, sliced into rounds
    1/2 tsp. celery seed
    1 oz. vodka (optional)
    1 1/2 tsp. lower-sodium Worcestershire sauce
    1 lemon, juiced
    1 1/2 tsp. prepared horseradish
    1/4 tsp. freshly ground mixed peppercorns


    1. If frozen, defrost the shrimp by running them under cold water. Do not use hot water as it will change the texture of the shrimp.
    2. Mix together the tomato juice, parsley, garlic, celery seed, vodka (if using), Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, horseradish, and pepper. Marinate the shrimp for a minimum of 20 minutes or up to 2 hours.
    3. Soak the wooden skewers in cold water for at least 20 minutes. This will help prevent charring. Preheat the grill. Brush the grill to ensure a clean surface. Thread the shrimp on the skewers and grill the shrimp until they turn pink, about 3 minutes on each side for large shrimp.
    4. Serve the shrimp with Orzo Pilaf or couscous cooked in chicken stock.

    Chef's Secret: If broiling the shrimp, preheat the broiler prior to placing the shrimp in the oven. If roasting the shrimp, preheat the oven to 400 F. Broiling will take about 3 minutes per side and roasting will take about 10 minutes.

    Additional Foods in This Meal

    Sautéed Spinach and Garlic

    • Per Serving
    • Calories: 25
    • Carbohydrate: 4g
    • Choices: Vegetable 1

    Orzo Pilaf

    • Per Serving
    • Calories: 215
    • Carbohydrate: 37g
    • Choices: Starch 2.5, Fat 0.5

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