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Shrimp is one of my favorite weeknight meals, because it is so quick to prepare! The Cuban-style marinade is full of citrus flavors with a few surprises. Normally, "mojo" means a flavor based on Seville oranges, and these sour oranges can be hard to find. A bit of extra lime, some grapefruit juice, and vinegar stand in for the brightness of the missing Seville oranges in this recipe. The red pepper flakes add just a little zing, so if you like spicy foods, feel free to add more, to your taste. We like this with simple white rice and some black beans, or a side of grilled mixed veggies.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
25 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
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Directions

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  • Pour lime, orange, grapefruit, and lemon juices into a blender or food processor. Add vinegar, oil, garlic, Mexican oregano, red pepper flakes, and cumin. Pulse several times, then blend until the garlic pieces disappear, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper and pulse one more time.

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  • Pour marinade into a 1-gallon resealable bag and add shrimp. Squeeze most of the air out of the bag and seal. Refrigerate for 15 minutes, with the shrimp inside the bag in a single layer. Drain and reserve marinade.

  • Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat and cook shrimp in a single layer, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes per side. Shrimp are done when they are opaque, pink and white, and curled into a "C" shape. Remove shrimp from the skillet and set aside.

  • Pour reserved marinade into the same skillet and bring to a boil. Boil until marinade is reduced to about 2/3 cup, about 6 minutes. Pour into a small serving pitcher or sauce boat.

  • Serve shrimp with sauce on the side as a dipping sauce, or toss shrimp in the sauce. Garnish with fresh cilantro.

Cook's Note:

Extra time in the marinade can cause the shrimp proteins to toughen up.

Nutrition Facts

372 calories; protein 19.6g; carbohydrates 18.6g; fat 25g; cholesterol 156.6mg; sodium 345.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews

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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2021
I am so pleased to be the first review for this scrumptious shrimp entrée! Bibi, the tang from the citrus juices is spot on and enhanced by the subtle warmth from the red pepper flakes and cumin. I kept all ingredients as written, but used only half a pound of shrimp for the two of us. After reducing the marinade/sauce, I threw in the shrimp to warm and served it over jasmine rice. DE-LISH! Thank you, my friend, for a winning recipe! Read More