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Citrus Shrimp Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Citrus Shrimp

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"A light, healthy way to enjoy shrimp. A great summer dish. You can also throw the shrimps on a skewer and BBQ on the grill."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    45 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins
  • READY IN

    50 mins

Directions

  1. In a blender or food processor, combine the orange juice and zest, lime juice and zest, olive oil, garlic and salt. Be careful with the salt - the shrimp really suck it up! Cover, and puree until smooth.
  2. Place shrimp in a bowl, and pour the citrus marinade over them. Let them marinate for 20 minutes at room temperature.
  3. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the shrimp about 3 minutes per side, in batches if necessary, until opaque. Spoon a little of the marinade in with them for extra flavor while they cook if you like.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 21, 2005

actually, we made this for a barbeque and it came out very good.my husband cooked it for my whole family, he works for a resturant.everyone was impressed.the way your ingredients is that's actually the way he did it..keep it up..

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 25, 2008

This was a very good recipe but needed some tweaking. I used 2 limes instead of 3. I added a half-cup of orange juice, a half-cup of honey and a small can of crushed pineapple to the marinade. I marinated for 2 hours. After pan-frying the shrimp, I poured the excess marinade in the pan and reduced by half to make a sauce. I Toasted some coconut and added that to some white rice I made and poured the sauce over the rice and sprinkled the shrimp with some leftover toasted coconut. Delicious!

 

23 Ratings

Apr 15, 2007

I made this recipe exactly as instructed. My family of four decided that the lime flavors are too strong and even bitter. Next time I make this, I will cut way back on the lime zest, and add more orange juice. Hubby said he would have liked more sauce that he could put over the rice I served alongside. Maybe I'll add some crushed pineapple, honey and a sprinkle of toasted coconut before serving to create a sweeter version. This recipe definetly needs some experimenting before you serve it to guests. Nice light recipe, however; and easy to throw together.

 
Apr 17, 2007

I liked this allot. I reduced the marinade on the stove top and used it as a sauce.

 
May 20, 2007

Fab recipe! I went with the advice of another reviewer and lessened the garlic. Now that I've eaten it, I'm not convinced that was necessary. Definitely should let the shrimp sit longer in the marinade than 20 minutes. I let it go for about an hour and it easily could have gone longer.

 
Aug 16, 2010

This wasnt horrable, but it needs some tweaking. I might try adding the honey and what not as suggested by one of the other reveiwers. I let the shrimp marinade about 1 1/2 hrs longer than directed. Maybe that had something to do with the over pouring citrus flavor. When they called it citrus shrimp they werent joking!

 
May 04, 2009

Way t much lime and I cut the limes down by half only ate one portion.

 
Dec 15, 2006

This was very good. The citrus made it so refreshing tasting. I will make again. Next time I will try it on the grill. Thanks.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 199 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.6 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 173 mg
  • 58%
  • Fat
  • 6.6 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 23.9 g
  • 48%
  • Sodium
  • 363 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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