Hot Shrimp with Cool Salsa

Hot Shrimp with Cool Salsa

Hot Shrimp with Cool Salsa

When the weather is sultry, try these quickly grilled shrimp to get you out of the heat fast. Cool-as-a-cucumber salsa makes a refreshing accompaniment.


Makes 4 servings


1/4 cup salsa
4 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
1 teaspoon honey
1 clove garlic, minced
2 to 4 drops hot pepper sauce
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, with tails intact
1 cup finely diced honeydew melon
1/2 cup finely diced unpeeled cucumber
2 tablespoons minced parsley
1 green onion, finely chopped
1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. To make marinade, combine salsa, 2 tablespoons lime juice, honey, garlic and hot pepper sauce in small bowl. Thread shrimp onto skewers. Brush shrimp with marinade; set aside.
  2. To make salsa, combine remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice, melon, cucumber, parsley, onion, sugar, oil and salt in medium bowl; mix well.
  3. Grill shrimp over medium coals 4 to 5 minutes or until shrimp are opaque, turning once. Serve with salsa.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: about 3 to 4 large shrimp with about 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon salsa
Calories 132
Calories from Fat 15 %
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat <1 g
Cholesterol 175 mg
Carbohydrate 8 g
Fiber 1 g
Protein 19 g
Sodium 398 mg

Dietary Exchange

Fruit 1/2
Meat 2

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