Saucy Orange Shrimp Recipe

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On a trip to New Orleans, my husband picked up some fresh Gulf shrimp. The wife of the shrimp boat captain sent this recipe along with him. It's our favorite way to prepare shrimp. —Gloria, Jarrett, Loveland, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 4 pounds uncooked large shrimp in the shell
  • 2 cups butter
  • 2 medium navel oranges, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup orange juice concentrate
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon each lemon-pepper seasoning, paprika, dried parsley flakes, garlic powder, onion powder and barbecue or hickory seasoning
  • Dash cayenne pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 330 calories, 21 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 269 mg cholesterol, 476 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 30 g protein.


  1. Place shrimp in two 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes. In a saucepan, melt butter. Add orange slices; cook and stir until oranges fall apart. Stir in the remaining ingredients; heat through. Pour over the shrimp. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Saucy Orange Shrimp in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002, p221

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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