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Sweet Apricot BBQ Shrimp Kabobs

Sweet Apricot BBQ Shrimp Kabobs
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 4
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!
Updated August 17, 2010

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

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • To Grill Shrimp: Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Follow recipe through step 3. Grill kabobs uncovered 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 6 to 8 minutes, turning frequently and brushing several times with sauce mixture, until shrimp are pink and firm.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
30
Total Fat
3 1/2g
6%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
170mg
56%
Sodium
600mg
25%
Potassium
380mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
54g
18%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
19g
Protein
23g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
20%
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 Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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