Recipe: Bacon-bundled BBQ shrimp

Recipe: Bacon-bundled BBQ shrimp
(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

Total time:

30 minutes





Adapted from "Hungry Girl: 200 Under 200: 200 Recipes Under 200 Calories" by Lisa Lillien. Lillien writes, "This is a fantastic party recipe. The shrimp, bacon and BBQ sauce combo makes it nearly impossible for anyone to believe that these are guilt-free in any way. Yet each one has less than 30 calories!"

1/3 cup canned tomato sauce

3 tablespoons ketchup

1 tablespoon brown sugar (not packed)

1 tablespoon cider vinegar

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Nonstick spray

8 slices extra-lean turkey bacon, halved crosswise

16 large (not jumbo) raw shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails removed

1. Heat the oven

to 425 degrees.


2. In a small bowl,

combine the tomato sauce, ketchup, sugar, vinegar and garlic powder until mixed well. Set aside.

3. Lightly spray

a baking sheet with nonstick spray. Take one-half slice bacon and coat it in the sauce. Wrap the sauce-covered bacon around a shrimp and place it, seam side down, on the baking sheet. Repeat with the rest of the bacon and shrimp. Give them a quick mist with nonstick spray.

4. Bake in the oven

until the shrimp are cooked through and the bacon is crispy, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool slightly before serving.

Each serving (4 pieces):

88 calories; 11 grams protein; 6 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 1 gram fat; 0 saturated fat; 63 mg. cholesterol; 561 mg. sodium.