Grilled Shrimp and Citrus Skewers

Recipe courtesy Andrea Albin for Cooking Channel
TOTAL TIME: 9 hr 30 min
Prep: 20 min
Inactive Prep: 9 hr
Cook: 10 min
 
YIELD: 12 hors d'oeuvres
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

GRILLED SHRIMP AND CITRUS SKEWERS:
  • 1 lemon, halved crosswise
  • 1 orange, halved crosswise
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 24 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Special equipment: Twelve 6-inch wooden skewers, soaked in water 30 minutes
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    Directions

    Squeeze the juice from half of the lemon and half of the orange into a large bowl, and then stir in the olive oil, thyme, paprika, salt, garlic and pepper, to taste. Toss the shrimp to coat, and refrigerate 30 minutes. Meanwhile, cut the remaining lemon and orange into 1/2-inch-thick wedges, and then cut each wedge into thirds. Skewer 2 shrimp onto each skewer with pieces of citrus and refrigerate until ready to grill.

    Preheat a grill to medium high. Grill the shrimp, turning once, until charred on both sides and just cooked through, about 4 minutes total.
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