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Mojo Shrimp

Rated as 4.83 out of 5 Stars

"Cuban-inspired shrimp marinated in a mixture of orange juice, lime juice, and both zests to compensate for the hard-to-find bitter oranges. I serve it with white rice, crusty bread, a green salad, and the mojo sauce on the side for dipping."
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4 h 45 m servings 318
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Combine 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, lime juice and zest, orange juice and zest, garlic, oregano, salt, black pepper, and cumin in a bowl. Add shrimp, cover, and place in the refrigerator to marinade for 4 to 6 hours.
  2. Remove shrimp from the marinade. Heat 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil in a large skillet. Add shrimp and cook until pink, 4 to 7 minutes. Remove shrimp from skillet and set aside.
  3. Pour marinade into the skillet, bring to a boil, and simmer until slightly thickened, 5 to 8 minutes. Serve shrimp with marinade sauce on the side.


  • Editor's Note:
  • Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 318 calories; 22 12.2 19.6 173 491 Full nutrition

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followed as written; citrus "cooks" shrimp, so not surprised that shrimp was a bit dry and chewy. I served with broccoli, and the sauce on broccoli was delicious. Sauce/marinade is really tasty ...

The orange juice made the dish. We have many shrimp recipes and this one gets added to them.

Delicious added Mahi-mahi Juice

I made it with Black Bean and Corn Salad and Rice w/ mixed vegetables. I cut the shrimp into smaller pieces after cooking.

Easy and delicious.