sugar free honey garlic shrimp skewers

Simple Sugar Free Honey Garlic Shrimp Skewers.

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These awesome Sugar Free Honey Garlic Shrimp are perfect for a night of diabetic-friendly BBQing and hanging out with friends or family. Don’t have a BBQ? No worries, I will provide instructions for both air fryer and oven baking.

Sugar Free Honey Garlic Skewers
Sugar Free Honey Garlic Skewers
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How to Make Sugar Free Honey Garlic Shrimp Skewers

If your shrimp are not peeled and deveined, go ahead and do this before you start.

Rinse the shrimp off and pat them dry.

Place shrimp in a large mixing bowl.

Mix the sauce ingredients in a small bowl,

Pour the sauce over the shrimp and stir them to coat them with the sauce.

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How to Make Sugar Free Honey Garlic Skewers

Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of one hour, stirring about every 20 minutes.

Thread the shrimp onto wood or metal skewers and lay them on a baking sheet.

Brush the remaining sauce over both sides of the shrimp.

Place skewers onto a low/medium setting on your BBQ grill.

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How to Make Sugar Free Honey Garlic Skewers – Grilling

After 3-4 minutes turn the skewers over and brush and remaining sauce over them.

Grill for another 3 minutes, remove from the heat and serve.

** Time varies between grills and is dependent on whether you are using cooked shrimp or raw shrimp.**

Garnish with chives if desired.

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Sugar Free Honey Garlic Shrimp Skewers.
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Sugar Free Honey Garlic Shrimp Skewers

Sugar Free Honey Garlic Shrimp Skewers.

Easy sweet and sticky recipe for diabetic sugar-free honey garlic shrimp skewers.
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sugar Free Honey Garlic Shrimp Skewers
Prep Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 89kcal
Author: The Naked Diabetic
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Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Shrimp – Large or Jumbo- deveined and peeled.
  • 3 tbsp Splenda Sugar Free Multi-Use Syrup (Honey replacement)
  • 3 clovrs Garlic -minced
  • 1 tbsp Canola oil
  • 1 tbsp Soya Sauce

Instructions

  • Rinse shrimp under cold water and set aside while you make the sauce.
  • In a mixing bowl, add all of the sauce ingredients and whisk.
  • Add the shrimp to the sauce and stir well to coat.
  • Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes,
  • Preheat BBQ or Grill to medium heat.
  • Thread the shrimp onto the skewers, dividing the shrimp up between 6 skewers.
  • Place the skewers on a baking tray.
  • Brush both sides of the shrimp with some of the remaining sauce.
  • Place skewers onto the grill.
  • Grill each side for 4 minutes brushing with the remaining sauce when turning over. (or until shrimp is cooked through)
  • Remove from grill and garnish with cut chives, if desired.
  • Serve hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Fiber: 1g | Net Carbs: 7gr | Protein: 16g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 258mg | Potassium: 212mg | Sugar: 0.1g | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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sugar free honey garlic shrimp
Sugar Free Honey Garlic Shrimp

Helpful Tips and FAQs

Making Sugar Free Honey Garlic Skewers without a BBQ

Using an oven

If using an oven, preheat the oven to 375 F. Place a wire rack over a baking sheet. Bake for about 5 minutes and turn the shrimp. Make sure you brush on the marinade sauce after turning. Bake for another 4 to 5 minutes or until done.

Using an Air Fryer

You can easily make our Sugar Free Honey Garlic Skewers in an air fryer. you may need to make smaller skewers, so they fit. I have an air fryer that has a rotisserie and skewers, so that is easy peasy. You may need to adjust cooking time and temperatures, based on the size of the shrimp and the type of air fryer you have. ie basket, rotisserie or shelf style.

Aim for a temperature of about 375, and rotate as directed in the recipe, brushing with sauce after turning.

Using a Stove Top Grilling Pan

Using a stove-top grilling pan, heat the pan on high and then turn it down to medium-low hear. Add the shrimp and cook for 4 minutes and then turn. As in all other methods of cooking, don’t forget to brush with sauce.

Cooking Times for Raw or Cooked Shrimp

I like to use pre-cooked deveined and peeled shrimp because it is hard to find peeled, deveined raw shrimp where I live. This recipe works with either. The cooking time for raw shrimp will be longer.

When the shrimp is fully pink and opaque, you know it is done.

Substitutions

Splenda Sugar Free Multi-Use Syrup

if you would prefer to substitute the Splenda Syrup with another product you could make a honey-like syrup using Jordan skinny syrup and about half a teaspoon of honey extract. Mix it well together and then use it in place of the Splenda multi-use syrup. It may not be as thick so you may need to add a little bit of Xanthan Gum or gelatine to thicken it up.

there are also other products on the market that are labelled sugar-free honey substitutes. I have not had a lot of luck with these as I find some of them grainy and I’m limited on which products are available to me.

As always keep an eye on the carbohydrate content and adjust nutrition information accordingly.

Canola Oil

Feel free to substitute the canola oil with another oil of your choice. Olive oil and avocado oil are both good choices and work well. Keep in mind when substituting oil that the flavours from other oils can alter the final flavour of your shrimp skewers.

Storing and Freeing Instructions

Refrigerator – I do not recommend keeping the shrimp skewers any longer than three days. Keep it refrigerated tightly wrapped in plastic wrap or in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Freezer – Ideally this recipe is best when made fresh. If you are going to freeze already cooked sugar-free honey garlic shrimp skewers I recommend you freeze them unskewered and in the sauce in an airtight container. Allow the mixture to thaw fully and then reheat on a grill, in the oven or in an air fryer.

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