Marinated Artichokes Shrimp in Citrus Vinaigrette

Marinated Artichokes & Shrimp in Citrus Vinaigrette

Marinated Artichokes & Shrimp in Citrus Vinaigrette

Poaching the shrimp in orange juice adds a subtle and complementary flavor to the marinated artichoke hearts. This unique appetizer has only 2 grams of fat per serving and is high in vitamin C.


Makes 6 appetizer servings


1 large seedless orange, peeled and sectioned
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
1 teaspoon fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1 package (9 ounces) frozen artichoke hearts, thawed
12 raw shrimp (12 ounces)
1 cup orange juice


  1. To prepare vinaigrette, combine all vinaigrette ingredients except oil in blender or food processor; process until smooth. Pour mixture into medium nonmetal bowl and whisk in oil until blended. Fold artichoke hearts into vinaigrette. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  2. Peel shrimp, leaving tails attached. Devein and butterfly shrimp. Bring orange juice to a boil in medium saucepan. Add shrimp and cook about 2 minutes or just until they turn pink and opaque.
  3. To serve, place about 3 artichoke hearts on each of 6 plates. Top each serving with 2 shrimp. Drizzle vinaigrette over tops. Garnish with fresh Italian parsley, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/6 of total recipe
Calories 135
Calories from Fat 14 %
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat <1 g
Cholesterol 87 mg
Carbohydrate 19 g
Fiber 4 g
Protein 12 g
Sodium 236 mg

Dietary Exchange

Fruit 1
Vegetable 1
Meat 1

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