Low-Calorie Buffalo Shrimp Recipe

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Bite it! HG's Buffalicious Shrimp
HG's Buffalicious Shrimp

Shrimp & Save!

What's more appealing than spicy, sauced-up shrimp? Spicy, sauced-up shrimp that tastes crazy-amazing and is low in fat and calories. Chow down, Hot Stuff!

2 tbsp. whole-wheat flour
Dash each salt, garlic powder, and onion powder
8 oz. raw large shrimp (about 14 shrimp), peeled, tails removed, and deveined
2 tbsp. fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)

1 1/2 tbsp. Frank's RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce
1/2 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown)
Dash garlic powder

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray and set aside.

To make the coating for the shrimp, combine flour with spices in a sealable plastic bag or container. Seal and shake to mix. Transfer to a plate, evenly spreading out the seasoned flour, and set aside.

Make sure shrimp are as dry as possible. (Blot with paper towels to soak up moisture.) Transfer to a bowl, top with egg substitute, and gently toss to coat.

One at a time, gently shake shrimp to remove excess egg substitute and then transfer to the seasoned flour. Flip to evenly coat with flour and place on the baking sheet, evenly spaced.

Lightly mist shrimp with nonstick spray. Bake in the oven until cooked through and slightly crispy, about 10 minutes, carefully flipping shrimp about halfway through baking.

To make the sauce, combine hot sauce, butter, and garlic powder in a microwave-safe bowl. Add 1 tbsp. water and mix well. Set aside.

Once shrimp are cooked, carefully transfer shrimp to another bowl and set aside.

Microwave sauce for 30 seconds, or until hot. Stir until smooth. Add sauce to the bowl of shrimp, and toss to coat. Enjoy!


Serving Size: 1/2 of recipe (about 7 shrimp)
Calories: 165
Fat: 3.5g
Sodium: 725mg
Carbs: 7g
Fiber: 0.5g
Sugars: <0.5g
Protein: 25.5g

PointsPlus® value 4*

Fight it! Buffalo Shrimp, Average
Buffalo Shrimp, Average

It's Hard Out Here for a Shrimp...

The word "buffalo" always makes us think of old cowboy songs, like the one that goes, "Oh, give me a home where the Buffalo shrimp roam, and the sauces are always guilt-free..." (What? Those aren't the words?) All that roaming, moseying, and whatnot can cause a famished cowpoke to work up quite an appetite -- and what could be better than a good, saucy appetizer? The only problem is that this spicy, lean-protein dish only seems like a safe option. Hold your horses and look at the stats below before you order! Like any Buffalo-style dish, this stuff is deep-fried and drenched in butter-infused sauce. Before you unwittingly get yourself into a bad calorie situation, take a gander at our recipe to the left. We even went the extra mile and added a bit of melted light butter to the spicy sauce for our baked-not-fried, lightly floured shrimp. The result is a rich and spicy finger food that tastes AMAZING. That's enough to make a Hungry Girl sing. A-HEM... Hey, where are you going?

Serving Size: 1 appetizer-sized portion
Calories: 436
Fat: 22g
Sodium: 1,194mg
Carbs: 40g
Fiber: 1.5g
Sugars: 3g
Protein: 17.5g

PointsPlus® value 11*

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