This sweet-tart appetizer goes best with a classic pilsner, such as Pilsner Urquell from the Czech Republic, Redhook ESB, or a Thai beer, such as Singha.

Recipe by Cooking Light March 2003


Credit: Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

Recipe Summary

12 servings (serving size: 2 shrimp and 2 teaspoons sauce)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare sauce, combine first 7 ingredients, stirring with a whisk. Remove 2 tablespoons sauce; set aside. Reserve remaining sauce for dipping.

  • Preheat oven to 425°.

  • To prepare shrimp, peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact.

  • Cook chopped onion in boiling water for 2 minutes or until tender. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain. Place onion in a large bowl.

  • Place chicken in a food processor; process until coarsely chopped. Add chicken, paprika, and next 11 ingredients (paprika through 2 garlic cloves) to onion; stir well.

  • Place the shrimp in a single layer on a large baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Arrange shrimp on their sides, so that each forms a "C" shape. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of chicken mixture into the center of each shrimp. Gently press the chicken mixture until it touches sides of shrimp.

  • Brush shrimp with 2 tablespoons sauce. Bake at 425° for 10 minutes or until shrimp are done and stuffing is firm. Serve with remaining 1/2 cup sauce. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

145 calories; calories from fat 30%; fat 4.9g; saturated fat 0.8g; mono fat 2.7g; poly fat 0.8g; protein 18.4g; carbohydrates 6.4g; fiber 0.6g; cholesterol 103mg; iron 2.2mg; sodium 263mg; calcium 52mg.