Mojo Shrimp


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.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 45 mins


  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 limes, zested and juiced

  • 1 orange, zested and juiced

  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 pound large shrimp - peeled, deveined, and butterflied

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


  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
22g Fat
12g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 318
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 173mg 58%
Sodium 491mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 41mg 203%
Calcium 84mg 6%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 316mg 7%

* 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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