Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  325
  • Protein  23 g
  • Carbohydrates  13 g
  • Fat  20 g
  • Cholesterol  222 mg
  • Sodium  165 mg
  • Potassium  290 mg
  • Phosphorus  254 mg
  • Calcium  70 mg
  • Fiber  1.1 g

Shrimp Boulettes

Shrimp Boulettes are a seafood lovers delight because crab or crawfish can easily be substituted for shrimp. Created by DaVita patient Ken in Louisiana, Shrimp Boulettes give a kidney-friendly twist to an old-time Cajun favorite.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe created by DaVita patient Ken and submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Kelly from Louisiana.

Portions: 10     Serving size: 3 boulettes


  • 2 pounds raw shrimp
  • 2 cups onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt-free Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 cup to 1 cup all-purpose white flour
  • 1 quart oil for frying 


  1. Finely chop shrimp, onion, bell pepper and parsley. Beat eggs.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients except flour together in a mixing bowl.
  3. After mixing, gradually add flour. Continue adding flour a little at a time until mix gets thick and hangs on to the spoon.
  4. To deep fry, heat oil in a large skillet or deep-fryer. Drop medium-sized spoonfuls of shrimp batter into hot oil and cook until browned and crisp on both sides.
  5. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Serve hot. 

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 1 starch
  • 1/2 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Suggested Cajun seasonings include homemade Salt-free Cajun Seasoning on, Mrs. Dash Cajun seasoning blend or Benoit’s Best Salt-Free Cajun seasoning. Avoid products with potassium chloride.
  • Instead of frying you can form batter into patties and bake on a greased baking sheet at 350° F until golden brown.
  • Try crab or crawfish instead of shrimp. Both are equally great!

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