How does a healthy twist on a shrimp cocktail sound? This good-for-you Shrimp Mojito recipe crafted by Chef Geo of ProTreats is low in sugar and packed with flavor. It’s also easy to make and a simple way to impress those dinner guests.

Skill Level from 1-5: 3

Macros: Cals 389 | Protein 40.1g |Carbs 10.7g | Fat 20g

INGREDIENTS: RECIPE YIELDS 4 SERVINGS

  • 4 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 16 Jumbo Florida Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus sprigs for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1.4 cup green onions
  • 1/8 cup corn kernels
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 cup diced avocado
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large orange, peeled, segmented then cubed
  • 3 tablespoons dark rum
  • 1 tablespoon minced jalapeno

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. ln a large sauté pan, warm the oil. Add the shrimp, and stir in the garlic and cumin.
  2. Season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper. Cook over high heat for 1 minute, then reduce the heat and turn the shrimp.
  3. Carefully add the rum and then the lime juice.
  4. Continue to cook the shrimp until they are rosy pink. Toss the shrimp with the mint and 2 tablespoons of the cilantro, then set aside.
  5. In a small stainless-steel bowl, combine the onion, remaining 6 tablespoons of cilantro, corn, green onions and jalapeno.
  6. Season with the remaining salt and pepper, then toss lightly
  7. Spoon the salsa into the center of each plate. Arrange the shrimp around the salsa. Drizzle with mojito sauce ( the pan juices) and garnish with cilantro sprigs.

Nutritional Analysis:

  • Low in sugar
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in Vitamin B6
  • High in Vitamin B12

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Chef Geo is a member of Team BPI Sports.