Sweet Apricot BBQ Shrimp Kabobs

  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 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

Steps

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  • 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.

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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.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
30
% Daily Value
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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