Sweet Apricot BBQ Shrimp Kabobs

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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cup hickory-smoked barbecue sauce
cup apricot preserves
teaspoon crushed red pepper
slices turkey bacon, each cut lengthwise into 6 strips
can (8 ounces) whole water chestnuts, drained
pound uncooked peeled deveined large shrimp, thawed if frozen
cups hot cooked couscous, pasta or rice
  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.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
“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.
A Note from the Nutritionist:
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.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 340
    • (Calories from Fat 30),
  • Total Fat 3 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 170mg;
  • Sodium 600mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 54g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 19g),
  • Protein 23g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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.