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Sweet Apricot BBQ Shrimp Kabobs

Betty Crocker's Heart Healthy Cookbook shares a recipe! Serve tangy shrimp and turkey bacon in a new way. Grilled kabobs flavored with barbecue sauce and apricot – perfect for a Middle Eastern dinner!

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  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1/3
cup hickory-smoked barbecue sauce
1/3
cup apricot preserves
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper
4
slices turkey bacon, each cut lengthwise into 6 strips
1
can (8 ounces) whole water chestnuts, drained
1
pound uncooked peeled deveined large shrimp, thawed if frozen
2
cups hot cooked couscous, pasta or rice

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Directions

  • 1 Soak four 10-inch bamboo skewers in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent burning.
  • 2 Set oven control to broil. Mix barbecue sauce, preserves and red pepper in small bowl; set aside.
  • 3 Wrap strip of bacon around each water chestnut. Thread shrimp and water chestnuts alternately on each bamboo skewer, leaving space between each piece. Place on rack in broiler pan.
  • 4 Broil kabobs with tops about 4 inches from heat 6 minutes, brushing frequently with sauce mixture. Turn kabobs; brush with sauce mixture. Broil 5 to 6 minutes longer or until shrimp are pink and firm. Discard any remaining sauce mixture. Serve kabobs with couscous.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

“This recipe also works great on the grill. I love grilling as a wonderful way to keep extra fat down—it’s a healthy way to cook. Plus my husband helps with the grilling.” Margot C.

Shrimp are fairly high in cholesterol, but they're low in saturated fat and total fat. You can enjoy shrimp as part of a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet—just try to watch your total cholesterol and saturated fat intake each day.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
170mg
170%;
Sodium
600mg
600%;
Total Carbohydrate
54g
54%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
19g
19%
),
Protein
23g
23%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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