Apricot Shrimp


A meal with lovely presentation that's nice enough for dinner guests, but really quick and easy to make. Delicious served over white rice with a garnish of toasted slivered or sliced almonds.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • ½ cup chopped dried apricots

  • cup orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier®)

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 red bell pepper, cored and sliced into 1/4-inch strips

  • ½ cup thinly sliced green onions, with some of the green tops

  • 1 large clove garlic, minced

  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Combine apricots and orange liqueur in a small bowl; let stand for at least 15 minutes.

  2. Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper and green onions; stir constantly for 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium and stir in shrimp. Cook until shrimp turn pink, about 2 minutes. Add apricot-orange liqueur mixture; cook and stir for 3 minutes.

  3. Whisk water, lemon juice, soy sauce, cornstarch, and pepper together in a small bowl. Pour into the shrimp mixture and stir until slightly thickened and heated through, about 1 minute.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

297 Calories
10g Fat
24g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 297
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 188mg 63%
Sodium 431mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 45mg 224%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 473mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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