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Citrus Marinated Shrimp Skewers


A great citrus tangy marinade for grilled shrimp, great for dinner or as appetizers. Unpeeled shrimp seem to work best.

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  • 1 pound large shrimp deveined (unpeeled or peeled)
  • 2 large garlic cloves sliced thin
  • 1/3 cup olive oil (EVOO)
  • 3 Tbs packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • freshly grated lemon peel
  • salt
  • pepper
  • metal or wooden grill skewers (soak wood skewers for 30 min)
  • 9 x 13 glass baking dish or pan


Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 40mins


Step 1

1. Mix all marinade ingredients, salt and pepper to taste, mix well in a large plastic bowl with a tight fitting lid.

2. Marinade at room temp for 20 minutes, or in refrigerator for up to 2 hours.

3. Preheat grill while preparing shrimp skewers

4. Thread shrimp onto skewers; place skewers into pan.

5. Grill over medium heat about 2 - 3 minutes per side or until pink.


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