Spicy Shrimp Sliders with Celery Mayonnaise

I love finding low-fat, perfect-for-summer shrimp recipes that pack a lot of flavor.

Shrimp Sliders Celery Mayo | Inspiration KitchenEspecially when they come disguised as a burger.

Hot summer days beg for low-fat, light, yet flavorful recipes that leave you satiated and satisfied, don’t you think?

In this recipe, I swapped Canola Mayonnaise with Fat-Free Mayonnaise, and 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt for fat-free Greek yogurt.  Trust me on this one – you won’t notice the difference, and you’ll save yourself some unnecessary (and dare I say, unwanted?) calories!

Before putting it all together, we did do a blind taste test using Best Foods Light Mayonnaise (35 calories, 3.5g fat), Best Foods Canola Mayonnaise (40 calories, 4.0g fat) and Kraft Fat-Free Mayonnaise (10 calories, 0.0g fat).

The Kraft Fat-Free Mayonnaise won hands down, which really helped lighten the calorie load for this great, spicy recipe!

Remember, it was a blind test taste, and we didn’t cheat…so, to have the fat-free mayonnaise win, was a surprise to all of us {{fat}} lovers.

It made me want to eat all 8 of these sliders, but I think that might defeat the purpose of a low fat recipe.  Don’t you think?  After all, one does have to eat in moderation.  Doesn’t one?

Or not?

Enjoy!

Spicy Shrimp Sliders with Celery Mayonnaise
 
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Recipe type: Appetizers
Serves: 4-8
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 24 medium shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails removed
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 8 wheat slider buns, or 4 wheat hamburger buns
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped celery
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped shallots
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4-8 small Bibb lettuce leaves
Instructions
  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Arrange buns in a single layer on a baking sheet, cut sides up. Broil 45 seconds or until toasted. Remove and set aside.
  3. Combine celery and next 7 ngredients (through ground black pepper) in a medium-sized bowl. Chill until ready to serve.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sesame oil to pan and swirl to coat. Add minced ginger and ook 1 minute. Sprinkle shrimp with ⅛ teaspoon salt, ⅛ teaspoon black pepper and a pinch of cayenne pepper (for color). Add ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes. Add shrimp to pan and cook 3 minutes or until done. Serve shrimp on buns with lettuce leaves and topped with celery mayonnaise.
  5. Place 1 lettuce leaf on bottom half of each bun. Top with 1 tablespoon mayonnaise mixture and 3 shrimp. Cover with top halves of buns.

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light @ Spicy Shrimp Sliders.