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Grilled Shrimp & Avocado Kabobs

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FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 256
Protein 22g
Fat 12g
Carbs 14g
Total Time

Grilled shrimp is good. Grilled avocados are good. But, good together? I think – I mean – I know so…

Here’s a quick and easy grilling recipe that I whipped up in about 30 minutes using minimal ingredients.  And best thing is, it passes the #FitMenCook 3-Color Meal Rule of eating at 3 colors at each meal! Winning.

And don’t let the colors fool you, these kabobs pack quite a punch!

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Grilled Shrimp & Avocado Kabobs

Ingredients

Ingredients for 5 hearty kabobs:

  • 1lb (454g) jump shrimp (prawns)
  • 1.5 large semi-ripe avocados (you want them somewhat ripe but firm)
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • Seasonings for shrimp
    • 1 tablespoon garlic (paste)
    • 1 teaspoon cayenne
    • pinches of sea salt & pepper
  • Marinade
    • 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    • juice from 1 large lime
    • 1 tablespoon Brag Apple Cider Vinegar
    • 1/2 teaspoon ginger (paste)
    • 1.5 teaspoon garlic (paste)
    • 1/8 cup finely chopped cilantro
    • sea salt & pepper to taste
Steps
  1. Set your grill (or oven) to about 400F.
  2. Soak wooden skewers in water for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Chop veggies and avocado into large pieces for the kabob.
  4. Peel shrimp (leave the tails) and season.
  5. Assemble the kabobs. I used chunks of red onion as the end caps. But feel free to make the recipe your own and toss in your favorite seasonable vegetables.  Opt for more fibrous vegetables as they are more filling and will likely hold well on a kabob stick under intense heat.
  6. Spray your grilling rack with olive oil or nonstick cooking spray if you are using an electric grill.  Place the kabobs on the grill and cook for about 8 – 10 minutes then flip over and cook for another 8 – 10 minutes.
  7. In a bowl, mix the ingredients for the marinade.
  8. When the kabobs have finished grilling, brush them with the optional marinade and serve immediately.

Approximate macros for 1 of 5 kabobs

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Calories
256
Protein
22g
Fat
12g
Carbs
14g
Sodium
-
Fiber
6g
Sugar
3g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.