Friday, May 20, 2011

Citrus Garlic Shrimp



I think I am slowly getting back in the groove of posting more regularly. I'm also baking and cooking more regularly too. I think I went into a blogging and baking slump there for a while........This recipe comes from the Taste of Home Annual Quick Cooking cookbook. I found two of these in a thrift store and love them! I think that Quick Cooking has become Simple & Delicious but I liked it better when it was Quick Cooking. Way less advertisements!


Anyhow when I came across this recipe, I realized that my daughter in law had just made it a few days earlier. It's very, very good. The lemon flavor comes out the most. If you're not a serious lemon lover you may want to reduce the amount added to this dish. However, if you love lemon then this amount would be fine! It's so simple to prepare and pairs off great with a salad and crusty bread (dripping in butter, of course!). I used jumbo uncooked frozen shrimp and they were so good....I will definitely be making this one again!


1/2 cup olive oil or vegetable oil (I used olive)

1/2 cup orange juice

1/3 cup lemon juice

3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced

5 teaspoons grated lemon peel

4 teaspoons grated orange peel

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 package linguine (1 lb) I used thin spaghetti

1 pound uncooked medium (I used jumbo) shrimp, peeled and deveined

Shredded Parmesan cheese

Fresh parsley


In a blender or food processor, combine the first 8 ingredients; cover and process until blended. Pour into a large skillet; heat through. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Add shrimp to garlic mixture; cook for 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Thicken if desired. Drain pasta; top with shrimp. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley.

11 comments:

Lara said...

I'm loving that it has orange juice and garlic in there...yum!

Joanne said...

Yay! I'm glad you're getting your groove back. This pasta looks delicious. Citrus and shrimp were meant for each other!

teresa said...

oh i just LOVE this dish, the flavors look incredible!

Emily said...

Wow, this looks so good! I rarely make pasta dishes with shrimp, and I don't know why. Yum!

The Blonde Duck said...

If only I could eat shrimp!

Bruce said...

That blogging slump happens to everyone. Glad to see you're back! This looks like a fabulous dish. Since I'm menu planning today, this one is going on the menu!

Jenn said...

What else needs to be said other then... YUM!!!!

Cheryl said...

I love love love lemon anything! This looks like it is on my dinner menu this week I have everything on hand to make it!

Rachel said...

These flavor combinations sound wonderful!!! I'm always looking for an excuse to try a new pasta dish :)

Mary said...

This really sounds delicious.I'm so glad to see you posting more. We miss you. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy Tuesday!