Diabetic Cooking

Chilled marinated shrimp

Preparation time: 10 minutes. Chilling time: 8 hours.


  • 2 tablespoons corn or canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons mild cayenne pepper sauce (such as Frank's Red Hot Sauce, not Tabasco Sauce)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed, dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined cooked shrimp (try precooked, frozen cocktail shrimp, thawed)


Combine all ingredients except the shrimp in a small bowl and whisk together. Place shrimp in a zip-top plastic bag, add marinade, and gently shake bag several times to coat the shrimp with marinade. Refrigerate at least 8 hours to allow the flavors to blend; gently shake the bag twice during marinating to recoat shrimp with marinade. Drain off excess marinade before serving.

Yield: approximately 40 shrimp.

Serving size: 1/4 of recipe or approximately 10 shrimp (4 ounces by weight).

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 157 calories, Carbohydrates: 1 g, Protein: 23 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 969 mg*, Fiber: <1 g

Exchanges per serving: 3 very lean meat, 1 fat.

*This recipe may not be suitable for people who need to limit their sodium intake.

This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.