Pan- Seared Shrimp with Chipotle- Lime Glaze

This recipe has been featured in a post on The Recipe Girl blog: Pan Seared Shrimp w/ Chipotle Glaze. This dish is gluten free adaptable- please see notes below the recipe.

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Pan- Seared Shrimp with Chipotle Glaze

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Excellent, easy and low fat! Can't get much better than that!

Ingredients:

GLAZE:
1 whole chipotle chile in adobo, minced
2 teaspoons adobo sauce (from the chipotles in adobo can)
4 teaspoons light brown sugar, packed
2 Tablespoons lime juice, freshly squeezed
2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

SHRIMP:
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 1/2 pounds extra- large shrimp (21 to 25 per pound), peeled & de-veined
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon granulated white sugar

Directions:

1. Prepare glaze: In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients and stir to mix. Set aside.

2. Heat 1/2 Tablespoon of oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over high heat until smoking. Meanwhile, toss shrimp, salt, pepper and sugar in a medium bowl. Add half of the shrimp to the pan in a single layer and cook until spotty brown and the edges turn pink, about 1 minute. Remove the pan from heat. Using tongs, flip each shrimp and let stand until all but the center is opaque, about 30 seconds. Transfer the shrimp to a large plate. Repeat with the remaining 1/2 Tablespoon oil and the remaining shrimp.

3. After the second batch has stood off the heat, return the first batch to the skillet. Add the glaze mixture and toss until combined. Cover the skillet and let stand until the shrimp are cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve immediately.

Tips:

*Chipotles in adobo sauce can be found in the Latin aisle of your supermarket or in specialty markets.
*If you are preparing this recipe as GLUTEN FREE, the La Costena brand of chipotles in adobo is noted as GF.

Nutritional Information per serving:
Serving size: 6 shrimp
Calories per serving: 239
Fat per serving: 7g
Saturated Fat per serving: 1g
Sugar per serving: 4.7g
Fiber per serving: .18g
Protein per serving: 34.72g
Cholesterol per serving: 259mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 7.6g

WW POINTS per serving:
Points Plus Program: 6 Old Points Program: 5.5

Source: RecipeGirl.com (Adapted from America's Test Kitchen )