Orange-Glazed Grilled Shrimp

Cover recipe- Everyday Food, Orange- Glazed Grilled Shrimp: June 2010

This issue of EveryDay Food focuses on 68 recipes to kick off the summer season- of course including a few recipes for grilling.  Plenty of recipes for salads and sandwiches (think ‘picnic’) are included, and the dessert section highlights ice cream and seasonal fruit recipes.  The Orange- Glazed Grilled Shrimp cover recipe is featured in a short article about the convenience of using orange marmalade in both sweet and savory dishes.

A few quick ideas for using marmalade that the magazine offers…
1.  Spread marmalade between vanilla or chocolate cake layers, then frost cake with vanilla icing.
2.  Add to a vinaigrette for some tangy citrus flavor.
3.  Stir into fruit salad in place of sugar or honey.
4.  Brush fruit tarts with warmed marmalade to make them shiny
Shopping tip:  If you find most marmalades to bitter for your taste, look for “sweet” on the label or purchase marmalade made from sweet oranges.

The article gave 3 ideas for quick glazes using marmalade.  They’re all sweet-sour glazes that can be used on grilled shrimp, turkey, beef, chicken, pork and salmon.  Read my notes below to see how it went with the cover recipe…

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Orange- Glazed Grilled Shrimp

Yield: Serves 4

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 6 min

Ingredients:

16 large-sized shrimp (with tails on)
1/4 cup orange marmalade
1/1/2 tsp. grainy mustard

Directions:

1.  String 4 shrimp onto each of 4 skewers.
2.  In a small bowl, stir together orange marmalade and mustard.
3.  Grill shrimp on a preheated, oiled grill.  Brush glaze on all sides of the shrimp 2 minutes before it's finished cooking.  Then brush on again right after removing from the grill.

Optional: Raw Corn & Zucchini Salad
Cut off tips of 3 ears corn, husks and silks removed; stand corn in a wide, shallow bowl. With a sharp knife, slice downward to release kernels (you should have about 2 cups); discard cobs. Transfer kernels to a medium bowl. Add 2 medium zucchini, thinly sliced, 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice, 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, and 2 Tbsp. coarsely chopped fresh cilantro. Season with coarse salt and ground pepper and toss well to combine. Serves 4

Tips:

*I soaked wooden skewers in water for several hours before stringing on the shrimp.
*The only thing I added was that I brushed on a little bit of olive oil before I put the shrimp on the grill- I was afraid my shrimp might stick to my grill.  I salt and peppered it too.

Source:  Everyday Food, June 2010

The results:

It’s odd to say this with such a simple recipe, but my family actually really enjoyed it.  I don’t typically like marmalade much on its own, but it was good in moderation… just brushed onto the shrimp w/ a little bit of grainy mustard.  Perfect! Also, I LOVED the (optional) raw corn and zucchini salad too.  I was apprehensive of it being raw but no need to be- it was SO good.

Did this recipe deserve the cover spotlight?

Absolutely!  Such a simple recipe for the shrimp and the salad was wonderful too… a perfect way to start off the summer.

Lori is the founder of RecipeGirl.com. She's a professional recipe developer and food writer, and she's the author of The Recipe Girl Cookbook (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: April 2013). Beyond food, Lori enjoys traveling, being outdoors, running, and maybe even singing a little karaoke. The mountains near Lake Tahoe are home for Lori and her husband of 18 years. They have an 12 year-old son who blogs at RecipeBoy.com.

3 Responses to “Orange-Glazed Grilled Shrimp”

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    Melissa — July 8, 2010 @ 4:23 pm

    I’ve made this too – with shrimp and with pork – and I was also pleasantly surprised. For only having a handful of ingredients, it’s great.

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    Cate — July 13, 2010 @ 9:21 am

    Made this with orange marm on boneless chicken and it was terrific. For a twist, I took some lime marmalade and stirred in horseradish and a little chopped cilantro and brushed it over shrimp skewers. Both were just great – although cleaning the grill afterward was not so fun :(.

    • Lori Lange replied: — July 20th, 2010 @ 10:26 am

      Sounds delicious!

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