Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Skinny Southern Barbecued Shrimp
Did you know that Louisiana or New Orleans Barbecued shrimp have nothing to do with an actual barbecue?
Good news, if you, like me, avoid anything to do with outdoor grilling or barbecuing!
This popular southern dish actually refers to shrimp sauteed in a garlic and Worcestershire sauce spiked butter sauce.
Traditional recipes call for shell-on shrimp cooked in an insane amount of butter. Not exactly Weight Watchers friendly.
Fortunately I found a simple, healthy easy to eat Weight Watchers friendly version I think you’re going to love.
We certainly did!
Skinny on Skinny Southern BBQ Shrimp Recipe
This Skinny Barbecued Shrimp recipe is a healthy easy version of classic New Orleans BBQ shrimp from Louisiana based healthy cookbook writer, Holly Clegg, that I adapted ever so slightly.
Full of flavor and easy to prepare, this recipe comes together quickly provided you have shrimp on hand in your freezer.
Almost all shrimp are cleaned and flash frozen shortly after being caught, so for the freshest shrimp, you’re better off buying frozen and defrosting it yourself, unless you’re lucky enough to live close to where it’s caught.
I try to buy shrimp labeled “shell split and deveined” which are super easy to peel.
According to my calculations each serving has about 178 calories, *4 Weight Watchers pointsPlus, *4 Weight Watchers SmartPoints.
This is most definitely a recipe I plan to make again and again.
Looking for more easy, delicious Weight Watchers friendly Shrimp Recipes? Check out Crock Pot White Beans & Shrimp, Sheet Pan Roasted Shrimp & Broccoli, Skinny Shrimp Creole, Easy Shrimp Risotto, Southwest Shrimp and Black Bean Salad or WW No Cook Tex-Mex Shrimp Rolls!
Watch Chef John make his own version of Barbecue Shrimp:
A lighter, healthier Weight Watchers friendly alternative to traditional Louisiana BBQ Shrimp with just 4 SmartPoints
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fat-free Caesar or Creamy Italian dressing
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 pound medium to large peeled shrimp
- 1/3 cup white wine or cooking wine
In large nonstick skillet, combine oil, Italian dressing, garlic, cayenne, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper over medium heat until sauce begins to boil.
Add shrimp and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring continuously. Add wine and cook until the shrimp are done, 3 to 5 additional minutes. Serve hot.
*4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, *4 Weight Watchers SmartPoints
Source: adapted from: Holly Clegg’s Too Hot in the Kitchen Cookbook
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
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