Saturday, May 12, 2007

Super Simple Low-Carb Garlic Ginger Shrimp

A sensational low-carb shrimp recipe perfect for your grill

Last night I had the pleasure of doing something I've been wanting to do ever since I started livin' la vida low-carb in 2004. For the first time ever, I fired up my very own grill and had myself a personal BBQ, baby! I won it in a contest while attending the conference in Reno, Nevada a couple of months ago sponsored by the Hearth, Patio, & Barbecue Association.

There's nothing more thrilling than heating up that grill to a searing temperature and then slapping some high-quality meats on there to cook up until it's real juicy and tender. My maiden venture on the grill included some BBQ ribs and chicken breasts. Mmm mmm! My wife Christine was very impressed and said we need to cookout early and often. Plan on it!

That's why I was happy to see a recipe today that caught my eye because it gives me another reason to crank up my brand new grill. It's a super simple and very low-carb friendly recipe that calls for grilling up some shrimp. Hmm, it just so happens I have some shrimp in my freezer right this second, so I may have to check out this quick and easy recipe this weekend! :D

Livin' la vida low-carb depends on you being ready to ward off the temptation to eat something you shouldn't. Grill up a bunch of these garlic ginger shrimp skewers in less than 15 minutes and then reheat the leftovers for a protein-packed, low-carb (and delicious!) meal!


6 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 tsp minced fresh ginger
1/8 tsp minced fresh garlic
1/8 tsp white pepper
Bamboo skewers

Preheat your BBQ grill on high!

Soak skewers in warm water. Mix all ingredients except shrimp in a medium bowl. Mix well, let sit for 1 minute, then add shrimp. Make sure to coat on all sides. Let marinate for 5 minutes.

Thread 3 shrimp on each skewer and then place on grill. Shrimp cooks quickly, so check after two minutes then every thirty seconds until browned. Flip, grill for two minutes, and then serve!

Serves 2 (but you can easily make a LOT more!).

Net carbs (check this out): ZERO!!! WOO HOO!!!

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Anonymous Lyn S. said...

I tried this recipe last night - it was delicious! I served it with garlic green beans and 1/2 cup herb cottage cheese. Yummy!

4/30/2008 6:00 PM  

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