Shrimp with Basil Lemon Butter

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Including shrimp into your CKD diet is a great way to get very lean, good quality protein in your diet.  Not only is it naturally low in saturated fat and calories, it is a great source of selenium, vitamin D and  omega-3 fatty acids (great for the heart!).


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 tbsp. finely chopped shallots
  • ½ fresh lemon
  • 1 lb. raw, peeled shrimp
  • 2 tbsp. fresh snipped parsley
  • 2 tbsp. fresh chopped basil
  • 2 tbsp. grated lemon peel


  1. In a saute pan, melt butter over medium heat.  Add in shallots and cook until soft.
  2. Add in shrimp and cook until done.  Approx. 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add juice from ½ lemon, parsley, basil, and lemon peel.  Stir until hot.
  4. Serve with cooked pasta.

Nutritional Information

(per 4oz serving): 248kcal, 275mg sodium, 175mg potassium, 221mg phosphorus


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Photo Credit

Kathy Maister, August 13, 2008

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