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Southwestern Chili Shrimp

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Southwestern Chili Shrimp
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 4
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Grilled shrimp with attitude! Spices and lime juice kick shrimp up a notch, while fresh cilantro and guacamole sauce cools it down.
Updated Apr 27, 2009

Ingredients

Shrimp

  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 1/2 lb uncooked deveined peeled large shrimp, tail shells removed if desired

Sauce

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup guacamole
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Steps

  • 1
    Heat gas or charcoal grill.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix melted butter, chili powder, garlic salt, cumin and lime juice. Add shrimp; toss to coat. Thread shrimp on six 15-inch metal skewers, leaving space between each. Place on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 5 to 10 minutes, turning 2 to 3 times, until shrimp are pink.
  • 3
    In small bowl, mix sauce ingredients. Serve sauce with shrimp.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    If you're working with frozen shrimp that have been thawed, pat the shrimp dry with a paper towel before adding them to the butter mixture.
  • tip 2
    To devein shrimp, use a sharp pointed knife to slit along the back curve of the shrimp. Pull out the dark vein, and rinse the shrimp under cold water.
  • tip 3
    Closed Contact Grill Directions: Heat closed contact grill for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix melted butter, chili powder, garlic salt, cumin and lime juice. Add shrimp; toss to coat. With slotted spoon, place shrimp on bottom grill surface. Close grill; cook 4 to 6 minutes or until shrimp are pink. In small bowl, mix sauce ingredients. Serve sauce with shrimp.

Nutrition Information

300 Calories, 20g Total Fat, 27g Protein, 3g Total Carbohydrate, 1g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
180
Total Fat
20g
31%
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
265mg
88%
Sodium
600mg
25%
Potassium
350mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
3g
1%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
1g
Protein
27g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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