Spicy Orange Garlic Shrimp

I have a problem...I make all these recipes with flavors that I am not used too and then when I taste it I'm expecting the traditional flavors I always have and am disappointed..until I get over it.  Like when I made the Lemon Baked Pasta...I have always made tomato based sauces for my pasta.  So when I bit into the Lemon Baked Pasta I was expecting tomato..I know...it doesn't make sense.  Again when I made this shrimp dish I wasn't expecting the orange flavor even though I put the orange juice in.  After I got over my sub-conscious expectations I really started to like this. 

This recipe uses Old Bay Seasoning.  This can be a little tough to find in Canada. I found mine at Longo's in the seafood section.  This is a really quick dish to put together.  My main change was to reduce the butter and replace it with oil.

Spicy Orange Garlic Shrimp
Slightly adapted from The Pioneer Woman
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1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
3/4 cup orange juice
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp butter

 Thaw and peel shrimp.  Lay on a couple of paper towels to dry.

To the orange juice, add the garlic, cayenne pepper and Old Bay seasoning.

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat.  Add the shrimp.  After about 30-60 seconds begin flipping over.  After another 30-60 seconds, or until done, remove the shrimp.

Leave the pan on medium-high heat.  Once the pan begins to just smoke add the orange juice mixture and stir, making sure to pick up all the brown bits.  Add the butter and stir until the sauce is thickened.  Return the shrimp to the pan for a couple for a minute.  Serve hot with rice.


  1. I will give this recipe a try tomorrow. I never had shrimps cooked with orange. I am sure it will be a delicious dish!

    1. Please let me know how it turns out...this is one of our favorites!


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