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Orange Shrimp Mojo Recipe

Orange Shrimp Mojo Recipe

With jalapeno, orange and avocado, every bite of this enticing entree is spicy, tangy and fresh. The sauce beautifully glazes shrimp.—Don Thompson, Houston, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 45 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon whole peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange or tangerine peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound uncooked jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 cups orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons rum or chicken broth
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 large navel orange, peeled, sectioned and chopped
  • 1/2 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 cup cubed avocado
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro, divided
  • 1 teaspoon chopped seeded jalapeno pepper


  • 1. In a dry small skillet over medium heat, toast cumin seeds and peppercorns until aromatic, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from skillet. Crush seeds using a spice mill or blender.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the orange peel, oregano, salt and crushed cumin and peppercorns. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon spice mixture over shrimp.
  • 3. In a large skillet, cook shrimp in oil over medium-high heat for 1 minute; turn shrimp. Add the orange juice, rum, garlic and 1 tablespoon spice mixture. Cook and stir 1-2 minutes longer or until shrimp turn pink; remove and keep warm.
  • 4. Bring liquid in skillet to a boil. Cook until reduced to 2/3 cup, about 35 minutes. Meanwhile, for salsa, combine the orange, onion, avocado, 1/4 cup cilantro, jalapeno and remaining spice mixture in a small bowl.
  • 5. Stir remaining cilantro into sauce. Serve with shrimp and salsa. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 175 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 220mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein.

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