19 Feb Chilli & Lime Prawns (Shrimp)
1kg green prawns (shrimp), peeled with tail intact, deveined
4 cloves of garlic (or to taste)
1 long green chilli, finely chopped
Zest of 1 lime
¼ cup (60ml) extra-virgin olive oil
Fresh lime wedges to serve
1 cup low-fat mayonnaise
1 clove garlic (or use aioli instead of mayonnaise)
2 tbsp chipotle chilli sauce
Squeeze of lime juice to taste
Chipotle Mayonnaise – Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Taste and adjust seasoning. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Prawns – Mix all the ingredients together in a glass dish and allow to marinade for 10-15 minutes.
Grill the prawns on a grill, BBQ, or fry pan 1-2 minutes each side until cooked through. Serve with chipotle mayonnaise and lime wedges.
I often divide this recipe by 4 and make dinner for 1.
It is quite low in calories, providing only 84 calories in a 3-ounce (85-gram) serving, and does not contain any carbs. Approximately 90% of the calories in shrimp come from protein, and the rest come from fat (1).
Additionally, the same serving size provides more than 20 different vitamins and minerals, including 50% of your daily needs for selenium, a mineral that may help reduce inflammation and promote heart health (1, 2Trusted Source).