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Bold Citrus Shrimp Recipe

Bold Citrus Shrimp Recipe

This is the only way my finicky teenagers will eat seafood. They love the robust citrus flavor of the skillet-prepared shrimp.—Suzanne Kesel, Cohocton, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min. YIELD:5 servings


  • 2 pounds uncooked jumbo shrimp
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon peel
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 1 tablespoon whole white peppercorns, crushed
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided


  • 1. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving the tails on. Butterfly each shrimp along the outside curve.
  • 2. In a small saucepan, combine the lemon juice, lime juice, brown sugar and ginger. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Stir in the jalapeno, lemon peel, lime peel, peppercorns and salt; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat. Stir in 1 tablespoon olive oil. When cool, coat shrimp with sauce mixture.
  • 3. In a large skillet, cook shrimp in remaining oil in batches over medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes on each side or until shrimp turn pink. Yield: 5 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

6 shrimp equals 298 calories, 13 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 221 mg cholesterol, 573 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 30 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.