Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age." -Lucille Ball, Actress

The refrigerator light goes on...

This is a great example of how a familiar recipe is actually part of a Mediterranean diet. The time to satisfaction ratio with this recipe is so low. This takes very little effort and the reward is a sweet, spicy, salty, savory shrimp that goes great with cheesy grits or dirty rice.

Seafood may be one of the most important points on the Mediterranean diet score. In short, eat more seafood (in this case, shrimp), and a great way to do that is to have a barbecue. This is the Med diet translated for the American kitchen.


Spicy Barbecue Shrimp

Servings: 4 | Serving size : 4 ounces shrimp

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes (does not include marinating time)

This recipe can easily be multiplied and makes great leftovers. Keep in the refrigerator for no more than 48 hours.

Serve with Cheese Grits or Dirty Rice and Cole Slaw, Healthy Caesar Salad, or Zucchini Salad.

Spicy Barbecue Shrimp recipe from Dr. Gourmet - an important point in your Mediterranean diet score


  • 2 cloves garlic (sliced)
  • 1 medium shallot (diced)
  • 2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. molasses
  • 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. large shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 4 medium green onions (thinly sliced crosswise)

Combine the garlic, shallot, smoked paprika, chili powder, molasses, vanilla extract, ground cumin, salt, pepper, olive oil and shrimp in a large zipper bag.

Toss the shrimp in the bag until well coated with the spices.

This can be done up to 24 hours in advance and kept in the refrigerator. The shrimp will be best if they marinate for at least a few hours.

When you are ready to serve preheat the grill or place a large roasting pan in the oven and preheat to 400°F.

Add the shrimp to the grill (or the pan) and return the skillet to the oven.

Cook for 7 - 10 minutes, turning the shrimp once.

Serve immediately topped with the green onions.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 4 ounces shrimp

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 200 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value
Total Fat 8g 11%
    Saturated Fat 2g 9%
    Monounsaturated Fat 4g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 280mg 12%
Sodium 280mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
    Sugars 5g
Protein 23g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 3% Iron 11%
Vitamin K 40mcg Potassium 500mg