1 1/2 teaspoons paprika

3/4 teaspoon thyme

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 pound large shrimp (about 24), shelled and deveined

2 teaspoons vegetable oil, such as olive or canola oil


1. Preheat the broiler. In a large bowl, combine the paprika, thyme, salt, and pepper. Add the shrimp and oil, and toss to coat.

2. Spray a broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place the shrimp on the pan and broil 4 to 6 inches from the heat, turning once, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the shrimp are opaque throughout. Makes 4 servings

Rosemary Shrimp Pasta SauceSubstitute minced rosemary for the thyme and reduce the amount to ½ teaspoon. After the shrimp are grilled and are cool enough to handle, cut them in half crosswise. Stir them into about 2 cups homemade or store-bought marinara sauce. Cook 12 ounces of a pasta shape, such as shells or rotini, and toss with the marinara-shrimp sauce.

Nutrition Facts

per serving
calories 92
total fat 3.1g
saturated fat 0.5g
cholesterol 135mg
dietary fiber 0g
carbohydrate 1g
protein 15g
sodium 446mg

Good source of: selenium, vitamin B12, vitamin D

If you are carefully watching your sodium, be sure to read this before preparing this recipe: Sodium Intake and Salt in Recipes

From The Johns Hopkins Cookbook Library: Recipes for a Healthy Heart, edited by Simeon Margolis, M.D., Ph.D. and Lora Brown Wilder, Sc.D., M.S., R.D.

Publication Review By: the Editorial Staff at

Published: 12 Sep 2011

Last Modified: 23 Mar 2015