Sunday, January 30, 2011

Tropical Citrus Shrimp

This was our supper last night and boy oh boy it was delicious!! Josh and I must have had seconds AND thirds by the time that we were done!! The kids weren't too crazy about it, but they like their shrimp warm, not cold. It was a fun meal, but I think that it would be even better as an appetizer... So good, I think that I might have to have some before supper tonight! :)

Tropical Citrus Shrimp
(recipe found in Good Housekeeping)

1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, shelled and deveined
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
1 mango, peeled and diced
1 cup diced jicama
1/2 small red onion, minced
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 jalapeno chile, seeded, minced
1 avocado, peeled and diced
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
baked unsalted tortilla chips

Heat large covered saucepot of water to boiling on high. Fill large bowl with ice and water. Add shrimp to boiling water, cook 1-2 minutes or until just opaque throughout. Drain; transfer to bowl of ice water. Let stand until cold. Drain well. Cut shrimp into 1/2" pieces. Transfer to large bowl; stir in fruit juices. (I did not use "fresh" fruit juices for this part - I popped the top on the lemon and lime juice that I had and just used that... I thought it tasted great, but if you want to to go through the work of squeezing some lemons and limes, you go!!) Cover and refrigerate 20 minutes.

Stir in mango, jicama, onion, cilantro, jalapeno, avocado, oil and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes longer. Serve with tortilla chips.

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