Orange-Ginger Shrimp Skewers

My kids really love shrimp and Asian cuisine so I went in search of a recipe to combine the two.  I found this Cooking Light recipe on Myrecipes that looked delicious, simple, and sure to please my kids – I was right.  The recipe couldn’t have been easier and both of my kids absolutely LOVED the shrimp and so did my husband and I.  I served these skewers with the Garlicky Green Beans and they paired nicely together.  I have a feeling my kids will be requesting these skewers again really soon.

Combine the orange juice and zest, green onions, fresh ginger, cilantro, rice vinegar, soy sauce, vegetable oil, crushed red pepper flakes together in a large zip lock bag.  Mix until well combined.  Add the shrimp to the zip lock bag and place into the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Remove from the zip lock bag and thread them onto the skewer sticks (I did six shrimp per skewer on 10 skewers).

Heat a grill pan coated in cooking spray over medium-high heat.  Cook the skewers for 2 minutes on each side or until done.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy.

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Orange-Ginger Shrimp Skewers

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 10 min. + 30 min. marinating time

Cook Time: 4 minutes

Total Time: 44 min.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup of fresh orange juice (about 1 orange)
1 tsp of orange zest
1 tbsp green onions, finely diced
1/2 tbsp fresh ginger, peeled & minced
1/2 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1 tbsp rice vinegar (regular not seasoned)
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tbsp canola oil
Dash of crushed red pepper flakes (more if you want it spicy)
1 lb of shrimp, peeled & deveined
Cooking spray

Directions:

Combine the orange juice and zest, green onions, fresh ginger, cilantro, rice vinegar, soy sauce, vegetable oil, crushed red pepper flakes together in a large zip lock bag. Mix until well combined. Add the shrimp to the zip lock bag and place into the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Remove from the zip lock bag and thread them onto the skewer sticks (I did six shrimp per skewer on 10 skewers).

Heat a grill pan coated in cooking spray over medium-high heat. Cook the skewers for 2 minutes on each side or until done. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

 

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17 Responses to “Orange-Ginger Shrimp Skewers”

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    Gloria — October 30, 2012 @ 8:26 pm

    Pam these look sooooo delicious I love it!

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    Kris — October 30, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

    Hi Pam. Wanted to tell; you that I made your Mexican Meatball Soup tonight. I am a wimp when it comes to hot and spicy foods, so I only put two small chilis in. I have to admit, it was too hot for me, but the flavor was out of this world!! Greg LOVED it. The meatballs were excellent!!! So delicious! Thanks again!
    XO Kris

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    A New York Foodie — October 31, 2012 @ 3:45 am

    Yum…that looks wonderful Pam…..I absolutely love shrimp….gonna make them!

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    Joanne — October 31, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    So great that you found such a family friendly meal! Love the orange paired with the Asian flavors.

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    Peggy Recker — October 31, 2012 @ 8:18 am

    Yum I love shrimp.

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    Carmen Rosa — October 31, 2012 @ 10:16 am

    For me these are heavenly Pam!! look amazing! Delicious!!!!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Deliicous — October 31, 2012 @ 11:01 am

    I love love love the asian flavors in this! Will definitely have to try this!

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    grace — October 31, 2012 @ 12:42 pm

    normally i’d bypass any sort of shrimp dish, but orange and ginger sound really delightful together!

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    Chris — October 31, 2012 @ 6:15 pm

    What a yummy dinner you had! And so healthy too!

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    Blond Duck — October 31, 2012 @ 7:36 pm

    Happy Halloween!

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    Sammie — October 31, 2012 @ 7:40 pm

    wow Pam! What a great job on this Asian take on shrimps!! Absolutely love it! You’ve definitely got some really fresh and delicious flavours in here! I love using rice vinegar too! haha

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    Vegetable Lo Mein Vegetable Lo Mein | Cookbook | OniMag - Trend 'n Life — October 31, 2012 @ 8:02 pm

    [...] found this recipe on MyRecipes and thought it would pair perfectly with the Orange-Ginger Shrimp Skewers and the Garlicky Green Beans.  It was easy to make and a great way to use up the extra veggies [...]

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    Words Of Deliciousness — October 31, 2012 @ 8:41 pm

    Yum, sounds like a great recipe for shrimp!!

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    Vegetable Lo Mein | My Best Cookbook — October 31, 2012 @ 11:47 pm

    [...] found this recipe on MyRecipes and thought it would pair perfectly with the Orange-Ginger Shrimp Skewers and the Garlicky Green Beans.  It was easy to make and a great way to use up the extra veggies I [...]

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — November 1, 2012 @ 8:42 am

    Love shrimps! These look divine!

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    Chris — November 2, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    This is the third time I have seen a variation of this recipe in the same week, I guess that makes it a certainty that I must make it now. Everyone has raved about this too.

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    Paige Flamm — November 6, 2012 @ 12:26 pm

    I love orange and ginger together! And my husband loves shrimp! This will definitely have to go into our meal plan for next week!

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