Spicey Orange Shrimp

I made this spicey shrimp for Hubby’s birthday dinner as a first course. We both really enjoyed it. It has a nice level of kick followed by the sweetness of the orange. We’ll definitely be making this again. I think I got too impatient with the sauce because it didn’t thicken. But it was still really good. This would also be great served over pasta like shrimp scampi.

Spicey Orange Shrimp – from thePioneerWoman.com
2 dozen 26-30 per pound deveined shrimp
3/4 cup orange juice
2-4 cloves garlic
3 Tbsp salted butter
1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper
1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning

Peel and dry shrimp. Set aside on a paper towel.

Thinly slice garlic cloves (I minced using my garlic press). Add garlic and other spices to the OJ.

In a large skillet over high heat, melt 2 Tbsp butter. Add shrimp and cook 30-60 seconds before beginning to flip. Cook for another 30-60 seconds. Remove shrimp from pan. Leave heat on high.

Once butter and drippings have begun to smoke slightly, add the OJ mixture to the pan and stir. Add the last Tbsp of butter. After a few minutes, the sauce will be thicker.

Return shrimp to pan and toss to coat

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8 Responses to “Crockpot Chicken Tacos”

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    Lee — August 5, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Thanks for posting the taco seasoning recipe. My husband and I make tacos all the time and were always buying those silly packets. Turns out we have all of the spices we need in our cupboard already! Looking forward to trying it!

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    Libby Murphy — August 5, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Great idea. I tend to use the slow cooker more in cooler months, don’t know why, but I think I’ll try this – sure looks good.
    Happy Twirls

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    Jen — August 5, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    A lot of people say that Libby, but I would argue that it’s even better in the summer because it doesn’t heat up your kitchen to cook dinner. We use ours about once a week.

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    Ingrid — August 5, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Oh, man! That does look fantastic! I’m gonna give it a try as you were spot on with the 40clove garlic crockpot recipe!
    ~ingrid

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    Ingrid — August 5, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Oops, congrats & good luck to your hubby!
    ~ingrid

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    Ellie — August 5, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Yum – everything is better when you make it yourself – even taco seasoning!

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    nutmegnanny — August 5, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    I love crockpot cooking!

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    Jigginjessica — August 6, 2009 at 1:27 am

    This sounds really great! I am going to be using my crock pot a lot more as I get deeper into nursing school.

    Also, did you get your new lens? That first picture is really great 🙂

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