Popcorn Shrimp with Chili-Lime Dipping Sauce

  • Preparation Time20 mins
  • Cooking Time8 mins
  • Serves8
  • DifficultyEasy
Dipping Sauce:
Prepare the Shrimp:
1/3 cup nonfat Greek yogurt or 1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lime juice (about 1/2 lime)
1/2 teaspoon ancho chili powder
1 lime, zested
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
4 egg whites
3/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound medium rock shrimp (90 to 100 count), shelled and cleaned
2 tablespoons canola oil
Spray cooking oil
Dipping sauce:
If using regular yogurt, place it in a strainer lined with a paper towel. Place the strainer over a bowl and allow to drain and thicken for 20 minutes.

Combine the thickened or Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, lime juice, ancho chili powder and lime zest in a small bowl and mix well to incorporate. Set aside.
Place flour, chili powder, garlic powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a shallow bowl and stir with a fork to incorporate. Place egg whites in another shallow bowl and beat lightly. Place cornmeal, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper in a third bowl and stir with a fork to incorporate. Toss the shrimp, a few at a time, in flour until well coated. Shake off excess flour, then dip in egg whites. Transfer to cornmeal mixture and toss to cover all sides. Reserve coated shrimp on a baking sheet or piece of parchment paper and repeat with remaining shrimp.

Preheat broiler. Brush a large cookie sheet with the oil and heat the oiled sheet under broiler for 3 minutes. Remove from oven and quickly arrange shrimp in a single layer on the cookie sheet. Spray with cooking spray. Place shrimp under broiler and broil until crisp and browned, about 5 minutes.

Serve shrimp with dipping sauce.

Yield: 8 servings, serving size: 12 shrimp plus 1 tablespoon dipping sauce

Per Serving:
Calories 210; Total Fat 8 g; (Sat Fat 1 g, Mono Fat 2 g, Poly Fat 1.5 g) ; Protein 15 g; Carb 18 g; Fiber 1 g; Cholesterol 90 mg; Sodium 360 mg

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