Low-Cal Chipotle Spiced Shrimp


This tasty recipe is a delicious treat for your next meal!

Shrimp is higher in cholesterol than most meat and poultry, but it’s lower in saturated fat. And shrimp is one of the most protein-dense foods you can find. Another benefit is shrimp’s vitamin B12 content.

This low-cal shrimp recipe, chipotle joins forces with garlic to create a complex piquant crustacean that has a wonderful depth of flavor.

Do you like your foods extra spicy or with just a bit of zing? You can adjust the ‘heat’ by changing the amount of chipotle chili powder.

MORE: Healthy, Delicious Shrimp Creole


  • 3/4 pound uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 48 shrimp)

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons water

  • 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped


  • Rinse shrimp in cold water. Pat dry with a paper towel and set aside on a plate.

  • To make the marinade, whisk together the tomato paste, water and oil in a small bowl. Add garlic, chili powder and oregano. Mix well.

  • Using a brush, spread the marinade (it will be thick) on both sides of the shrimp. Place in the refrigerator.

  • Prepare a hot fire in a charcoal grill or heat a gas grill or broiler. Away from the heat source, lightly coat the grill rack or broiler pan with cooking spray.

  • Position the cooking rack 4 to 6 inches from the heat source.

  • Put the shrimp in a grill basket or on skewers and place on the grill. Turn the shrimp after 3 to 4 minutes.

  • The cooking time varies depending on the heat of the fire, so watch carefully.

  • Transfer to a plate and serve immediately.

You can find 5 Star Rated Chipotle Chili Powder.

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