Zesty Orange Glazed Shrimp Skewers
If you’re looking to add a burst of citrusy flavor to your next seafood feast, these Zesty Orange Glazed Shrimp Skewers are the way to go. This recipe combines succulent shrimp, zesty orange glaze, and a touch of smoky char from the grill. It’s a tantalizing combination that’s perfect for a summer barbecue or a weeknight dinner.
- 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- Zest and juice of 2 oranges
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Wooden skewers, soaked in water
- Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish
- Begin by making the marinade. In a bowl, combine the orange zest, orange juice, minced garlic, honey, soy sauce, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
- Thread the marinated shrimp onto the soaked wooden skewers.
- Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Oil the grates to prevent sticking.
- Place the shrimp skewers on the grill and cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until they turn pink and slightly charred.
- While grilling, baste the shrimp with the remaining marinade to infuse them with that zesty orange flavor.
- Once cooked, remove the skewers from the grill and garnish with fresh cilantro leaves.
- Serve your Zesty Orange Glazed Shrimp Skewers hot with your favorite side dishes. They’re perfect with a fresh green salad or steamed rice.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
These Zesty Orange Glazed Shrimp Skewers are a delightful combination of citrusy and smoky flavors. The orange glaze adds a refreshing twist to classic grilled shrimp, making it a crowd-pleaser at any gathering.
Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 180, Fat: 2g, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 22g
So the next time you’re firing up the grill, give this recipe a try. Your taste buds will thank you as you savor the bright and tangy notes of the zesty orange glaze that perfectly complement the tender shrimp. It’s a dish that’s sure to become a favorite in your household, whether you’re serving it up for a special occasion or simply craving a delicious seafood meal.