Citrus Shrimp

I have yet to find a better summer dish. The citrus gives it a light and fresh touch while the pasta and shrimp leave you feeling very satisfied. It is not too bad on the prep time and is a real crowd pleaser.


1 ½ pounds large shrimp
½ cup butter melted
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
¼ fresh cilantro, chopped
5 garlic cloves pressed
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp cayenne pepper

Peel, devein, and discard the tails. Arrange the shrimp in a single layer in a large, shallow nonreactive baking dish. This is important as we once made a double batch and put it in one of my pyrex glass baking pans and the heat caused it to shatter! We called the dish Shrimp du Glass!

Combine the butter, juices, cilantro, garlic, salt and cayenne pepper in a bowl and mix well. Pour the butter mixture over the shrimp.

Broil for 6-8 minutes or until the shrimp turn pink. We usually serve it over angle hair pasta, but thin slices of French bread, rice, or orzo would work well too. Garnish with left over citrus slices, cilantro and sprinkle with fresh parmesan cheese. Serve with a salad and white wine and you now have a beautiful meal that will please the mouth as much as the eyes!

Serves 4



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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can verify. This is very tasty!