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Citrus-Chile Shrimp Recipe

Atkins Citrus-Chile Shrimp
Net Atkins Count ™
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Phase: Phase 2
Difficulty: Moderate
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  • 7 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/3 cup Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
  • 6 tsp Orange Zest
  • 1/2 fl oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/4 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin
  • 1 1/2 lb Shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon Unsalted Butter Stick


  1. In a medium bowl, mix 6 tbsp olive oil, 3 tablespoons orange juice, orange zest, lime juice, salt, pepper flakes, chili powder and cumin. Add shrimp and marinate for 10 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet over high heat, melt butter with remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil. With a slotted spoon, remove shrimp from marinade (reserve marinade for later). Add shrimp to skillet and sauté until pink and just cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer shrimp to a serving plate.
  3. Add reserved marinade to skillet with remaining (about 2 tbsp) orange juice. Bring to a full boil for 2 minutes. Drizzle sauce over shrimp and serve.

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How we calculate the Net Atkins Count™

In the Atkins Nutritional Approach®, the Net Atkins Count™ is calculated by subtracting the number of grams of fiber and polyols (such as glycerin and sugar alcohols) from the total grams of carbohydrates in whole foods. This reflects the idea that fiber and polyols minimally impacts blood sugar levels at the doses present in the products.