Flavorful and Healthy Grilled Chipotle Shrimp Skewers: A Nutritious Delight

If you’re a seafood lover, you’ll be thrilled to know that shrimp can be a healthy addition to your diet. While shrimp contains more cholesterol than other meats, it is low in fat, especially saturated fat. It’s the saturated fat, not the actual cholesterol, that has the greatest influence on your blood cholesterol levels. Furthermore, shrimp is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for heart health, immune system function, and brain health. In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to a delicious and healthy grilled chipotle shrimp skewers recipe that serves 4 people.


To prepare this flavorful and nutritious dish, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined (approximately 32 medium shrimp)
  • 2 ½ tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped


Follow these step-by-step directions to create mouthwatering grilled chipotle shrimp skewers:

  1. Begin by rinsing the shrimp in cold water. Pat them dry and set them aside.

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the tomato paste, water, and olive oil to create the marinade. Add the minced garlic, chipotle chili powder, and fresh oregano. Blend the ingredients well.
  2. Soak bamboo skewers in water for approximately 10 minutes. This step ensures that the skewers won’t burn or splinter during grilling. Skewer about 4 shrimp per stick and place them on a plate.
  3. Using a silicone brush, spread the marinade (which will be thick) on both sides of the shrimp. Make sure each shrimp is evenly coated. Place the skewers in the refrigerator to marinate.
  4. Prepare your grill by either lighting a charcoal fire or heating a gas grill or broiler. If using a grill, lightly coat the grill rack with cooking spray and position it 4 to 6 inches away from the heat source. If using a broiler, prepare a broiler pan in the same way.
  5. Place the shrimp skewers on the grill or broiler. Turn the skewers after 3 to 4 minutes of cooking. Keep a close eye on the shrimp as the cooking time may vary depending on the heat source.
  6. Once the shrimp are cooked to perfection, transfer them to a plate and serve immediately. Accompany them with a delicious cocktail sauce for dipping.

Nutrition Information

Here’s the nutritional content per serving (8 medium shrimp):

  • Calories: 73
  • Total fat: 2g
  • Saturated fat: trace
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 85mg
  • Sodium: 151mg
  • Total carbohydrate: 3g
  • Dietary fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 12g

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