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Spicy Lemon Shrimp with Basil Mayonnaise

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 24
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Cool and creamy basil mayonnaise complements broiled shrimp coated with a spicy citrus sauce.

Ingredients

1
tablespoon grated lemon peel
3
tablespoons lemon juice
3/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
3
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1
lb uncooked peeled deveined large shrimp (22 to 25 shrimp), thawed if frozen and tails peeled
1/2
cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
1/2
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing

Directions

  • 1 Set oven control to broil. In medium glass or plastic bowl, mix lemon peel, lemon juice, red pepper, salt, garlic and 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add shrimp; toss to coat. In ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan, spread shrimp.
  • 2 Broil shrimp with tops 2 to 3 inches from heat 3 to 5 minutes or until shrimp are pink and firm.
  • 3 In food processor, place basil and remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Cover and process until chopped. Add mayonnaise; cover and process until smooth. Serve shrimp with mayonnaise.

Expert Tips

If using thawed frozen shrimp, rinse, drain and pat dry before adding to marinade.

Marinate the shrimp in the refrigerator for up to 3 hours before broiling. Make and refrigerate the basil mayonnaise up to a day before.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
50
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
7%
Saturated Fat
1/2g
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
70mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
0%
Protein
2g
2%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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