There isn’t much of an intro needed for this recipe but let’s just say this took shrimp to a whole new level! And super easy too!
Spicy Orange Garlic Shrimp
- 24 pieces (26-30 Per Pound) Peeled and Deveined Shrimp
- 2 cloves (to 4 Cloves) Garlic, minced
- ¾ cups Orange Juice (Use a nice high quality orange juice)
- ½ teaspoons Ground Cayenne Pepper
- 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
- 3 Tablespoons Salted Butter, Divided
If the shrimp you bought is frozen, thaw them by running them under cold water for about 5 minutes. Dry the shrimp by draining them on a paper towel or two.
Add the garlic to the orange juice. Measure out and add all of the spices to the orange juice as well.
In a large skillet over high heat melt 2 tablespoons butter. Once the butter has melted add in your shrimp. Cook them for about 30-60 seconds and begin flipping them over starting with the ones you placed in the pan first so they don’t get overdone. Cook for another 30-60 seconds. Remove the cooked shrimp from the pan, leaving the heat on high.
Once the butter and drippings begin to smoke ever so slightly add the spicy orange garlic mixture to the pan and give it a good stir. Add the last tablespoon of butter to the sauce and after a few minutes of cooking and occasional stirring your sauce should be slightly thicker. The sauce should reduce quite a bit as well to almost nothing.
Return the shrimp to the pan and give them a nice toss to coat them in the sauce. Allow an intermingling of souls to take place for just a few seconds and then it’s time for the fireworks.
I served my shrimp over a bed of brown rice, but for more protein quinoa will be just as tastey!