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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Caribbean Shrimp Packets

Caribbean Calling
Since Spring Break is only a few weeks away, I decided to get in the spirit by making a tropical dish from Hungry Girl. Caribbean Shrimp Packets are the perfect blend of spicy and sweet shrimp goodness. The recipe is also simple to prepare- just stir the ingredients together, pour into aluminum foil packet, and bake. Try serving the Caribbean Shrimp over rice or gluten free noodles for a complete meal.

Caribbean Shrimp Packets
Gluten Free
Serves Two

1/2 tsp cornstarch
1 tbsp. lime juice
8 oz. shrimp, peeled and deveined
8-10 oz. pineapple chunks in juice, drained
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped (remove the seeds to lower the heat level)
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp of salt
dash of black pepper
2 tsp. Promise butter spread
1 tbsp. brown sugar, not packed

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2. In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in lime juice. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, combine all other ingredients except butter and brown sugar (shrimp, pineapple, red bell pepper, jalapeno, onion, garlic, cayenne, salt, and pepper).

4. In a small microwave-safe bowl, microwave butter spread until melted. Add butter spread to the large bowl and toss to coat. Set aside.

5. Lay a large piece of heavy-duty foil  on a baking sheet and spray with nonstick spray. Place shrimp/veggie mixture in the center and spread out in a relatively even layer. Sprinkle with brown sugar.

6. Fold in the aluminum foil to form a tightly sealed packet.

7. Place baking sheet in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes, until shrimp are opaque and cooked through.

8. Allow packet to cool for a few minutes, then carefully unfold and let steam escape.

9. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Information-- approximately 267 calorieper serving (1/2 of the recipe), 3.5g fat, 35.5g carbs, 2g fiber, 24.5g protein

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