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Hot Shrimp with Cool Salsa

This deliciously spicy seafood dish is perfect for your Father’s Day cookout. Combining the surprisingly delightful flavors of marinated shrimp with honeydew-based salsa, this app is quick, easy and will have your guests clamoring for more!



  • 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


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.

To make salsa, combine remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice, melon, cucumber, parsley, onion, sugar, oil, and salt in medium bowl; mix well.

Grill shrimp over medium coals 4 to 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, turning once. Serve with salsa.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: about 3 to 4 large shrimp with about 1/4 cup salsa.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 132 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 19 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 175 mg, Sodium: 398 mg, Fiber: 1 g

Exchanges per serving: 1/2 Fruit, 2 Meat.

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