Shrimp with Smoky Cocktail Sauce
Perfect as an appetizer or a BBQ sidedish!
From The New Family Cookbook for People with Diabetes.
Serves 4; serving size: 3 oz cooked shrimp and about 2 Tbsps sauce
1 lb shrimp, raw, peeled, and deveined
1 tsp Creole seasoning
1/3 cup ketchup
1 Tbsp bottled prepared horseradish
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 chipotle chili pepper in adobo sauce, chopped and mashed with a fork
1 medium lemon, quartered
- Place a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Coat skillet with cooking spray, add shrimp and Creole seasoning, and cook 4 minutes or until opaque in cen¬ter, stirring frequently.
- Remove from heat and drain well. Place on a large baking sheet in a single layer and let stand about 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine remaining ingredi¬ents except lemon.
- Serve shrimp with sauce and lemon wedges.
2 Lean Meat
Calories from Fat: 10
Total Fat: 1.0 g
Saturated Fat: 0.3 g
Cholesterol: 160 mg
Sodium: 585 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 7 g
Dietary Fiber: 0 g
Sugars: 5 g
Protein: 18 g
Not all recipes presented here are necessarily appropriate for all people with diabetes, nor will all recipes fit into every meal plan. No two meal plans are alike. Work with your health care provider, diabetes educator or dietitian to design a meal plan that's right for you, and includes the foods you love. A key message for people with diabetes is "Carbs Count." Foods high in carbs (carbohydrates) -- bread, tortillas, rice, crackers, cereal, fruit, juice, milk, yogurt, potatoes, corn, peas, sweets -- raise your blood glucose levels the most.
For many people, having 3 or 4 servings of a carb choice at each meal and 1 or 2 servings at snacks is about right. Keep an eye on your total number of servings. For example, if you choose to have dessert, cut back on potatoes.
Round out your meals with a serving of:
- Meat (such as fish or chicken) or meat substitute (such as beans, eggs, cheese, and tofu) about the size of a deck of cards and
- Non-starchy vegetables (such as broccoli or lettuce). If you have three (3) or more servings of non-starchy vegetables, count them as a carbohydrate choice. Three (3) servings is equal to 1 1/2 cups of cooked vegetables, or three (3) cups of raw vegetables.
Check your blood glucose to see how your food choices or these recipes affect your blood glucose. If your meal plan isn't working for you, talk to your dietitian about making a new one.
Along with exercise and medications (insulin or oral diabetes pills), nutrition is important for good diabetes management. By eating well-balanced meals in the correct amounts, you can keep your blood glucose level as close to normal (non-diabetes level) as possible.
The recipes on this page are only a part of what is offered in recipe books from the American Diabetes Association. Many also include information on meal planning, portion control, food buying and seasoning, as well as general cooking hints and tips for people with diabetes.
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