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Cajun Shrimp with Rotini and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce


Cajun Grilled Shrimp with Rotini and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Cajun Grilled Shrimp with Rotini and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Not only is shrimp low in calories, but it is also an excellent source of protein, zinc, iron and copper.

Yield

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

10 ounces uncooked rotini pasta
2 jars (7 ounces each) roasted peppers packed in water, well drained
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chicken broth
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
Nonstick cooking spray
12 ounces medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1-1/2 teaspoons lemon pepper
3/4 teaspoon paprika

Preparation

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain; set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, place peppers, garlic, oil, salt, chicken broth and ground red pepper in food processor or blender; process until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Spray large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat until hot. Add shrimp, chili powder, lemon pepper and paprika; cook and stir 8 minutes or until shrimp are opaque. Add roasted pepper mixture; heat thoroughly. Do not boil. Serve over pasta. Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Sodium 468 mg
Protein 28 g
Fiber 3 g
Carbohydrate 62 g
Cholesterol 130 mg
Saturated Fat 1 g
Total Fat 10 g
Calories from Fat 29 %
Calories 452

Dietary Exchange

Meat 2-1/2
Vegetable 3
Starch 3
Fat 1/2

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