Monday, April 25, 2011

Citrus Marinated Shrimp

As spring settles in, it is out with the heavy stews and soups and time to start eating a little more light. To me there is nothing that fits the "light" bill more than seafood. On Good Friday, in the tradition of my parents, who always went out of their way to make an extra delicious seafood dish on Good Friday, I made a fantastic shrimp recipe.  It was quick, easy and healthy and definitely something I will do again in the near future--but maybe next time on the grill!

1 lb. of raw shrimp (peeled and cleaned)
3/4 cup of orange juice
1/4 cup of lime juice
1/4 cup fresh cilantro or italian parsley
splash of EVOO
salt & pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1) In a medium bowl, combine the peeled and cleaned shrimp with all of the ingredients. Let is sit for at least 30 minutes, but no more than an hour.
2) Heat a pan on medium heat and add a splash of EVOO. Add the shrimp, a splash of the marinade and cook for 3-5 minutes until pink.

The shrimp can be served as a main course with a couple of sides or it would also be great tossed in a salad with some fresh veggies.

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