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Chili Shrimp

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

about 3 dozen

This spicy shrimp appetizer is a hit at every buffet I host. The fiery sauce clings to the succulent shrimp, which look so pretty arranged on a festive platter. Best of all, the shrimp can be easily prepared the day before your event.—Beth Schaefer, Sherwood, Ohio

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/8 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

Directions

  1. Combine the first five ingredients; set aside. In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry shrimp in oil for 2 minutes. Add ginger and garlic; stir-fry 2-3 minutes longer or until shrimp turn pink.
  2. Add ketchup mixture to the pan and heat through. Stir in onion and sesame oil. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 shrimp: 19 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 58mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchange: Free food.

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