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Bake Shell fish Shrimp

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  267
  • Protein  27 g
  • Carbohydrates  6 g
  • Fat  15 g
  • Cholesterol  204 mg
  • Sodium  397 mg
  • Potassium  320 mg
  • Phosphorus  278 mg
  • Calcium  106 mg
  • Fiber  0.4 g

Crab-Stuffed Shrimp

Shrimp is always a treat, but when it's stuffed with crab, it's beyond delectable. DaVita renal dietitian Danielle from Nevada shares a kidney-friendly crab-stuffed shrimp recipe that came from a patient at her Nevada dialysis center.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe from DaVita patient Lynn and submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Danielle from Nevada.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 3 shrimp


  • 6 ounces crab meat
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon celery
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon onion and
  • 1 teaspoon green bell pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 drops hot sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 jumbo shrimp, raw, shelled with tails on


  1. Preheat oven to 450° F.
  2. Finely chop crab meat, celery, parsley, onion, and bell pepper.
  3.  In a bowl mix crab, bread crumbs, 3 tablespoons melted butter, celery, parsley, onion and bell pepper; set aside.
  4. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  5. Wash, devein shrimp and pat dry.
  6. Use a sharp knife to cut a 1/2" deep pocket in inner curved side of shrimp from tail along center, leaving 1/2" at end. Do not cut through back of shrimp. Use finger to widen pocket.
  7. Use about 2-1/2 tablespoons crab mixture per shrimp. Place portion in hand and squeeze to mold. Place crab in shrimp pocket and distribute to fill. Place shrimp on baking sheet. Repeat, preparing all shrimp.
  8. Brush shrimp with melted butter. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Do not over cook.
  9. Serve with a side dish of melted unsalted butter if desired.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3-1/2 meat
  • 1/2 starch
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Use fresh or frozen deveined, shelled shrimp with tails on to make this recipe extra quick. (16 to 20 per pound).
  • For a fancier presentation you can butterfly the shrimp, flatten and stuff then secure tail on top of stuffing with a toothpick.
  • For a lower protein diet decrease serving size to 2 shrimp (18 grams protein) or the amount that matches your meal plan.
  • One jumbo shrimp is about 1 to 1-1/2 ounce, headless and with shell. You can substitute 16 large shrimp and increase serving size to 4 pieces.
  • If fresh crab is unavailable, buy the lowest sodium frozen or canned crab.

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Crab-Stuffed Shrimp

leigh561 says:


These are awesome!! I wish I could eat more of them! I used large shrimp so I could have 4. Served it with rice and roasted veggies and it was a nice filling meal that I will make again.

Feb. 18, 2012, 1:24 PM - Inappropriate review?

Crab-Stuffed Shrimp

redbuns says:


This shrimp dish was delicious. I wish I could have eaten more. My husband, who is not on this diet, thought the stuffing was great!

Jul. 16, 2011, 12:31 PM - Inappropriate review?

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