Bright Citrus Shrimp

Bright Citrus Shrimp

Take a break from "ho-hum" appetizer shrimp with this brightly flavored version! Cooked shrimp are marinated in a mixture of orange and lemon juice, ketchup, vodka, Sriracha and olive oil, with some sweet red onion and bright cilantro.  The flavors pop, and these shrimp are fabulous skewered and offered on a appetizer buffet (think Super Bowl), or dressed up in a martini glass for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner.  Shrimp lovers will be delighted by this change-of-pace offering!

1/2 cup freshly-squeezed orange juice

1/2 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice

1/2 cup ketchup

1/4 cup vodka

1/2 teaspoon Sriracha sauce

3 Tablespoons olive oil

1/2 cup finely chopped red onion

1/2 cup finely minced cilantro

1 pound extra-large cooked shrimp

Combine the first 8 ingredients in a medium bowl.  Add the shrimp and toss to coat.  Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours, and up to six hours.

Serve on skewers, in martini glasses, or in a large bowl set over ice on a buffet.

 

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