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gulf-style citrus shrimp

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Lynn Dine
Tampa, FL

The tang of citrus gives wonderful flavor to this special shrimp recipe. It calls for the refrigerated, fresher, fettucine but could substitute 4 1/2 ounces of the boxed dry type of fettucine. This is a recipe from the "Land O Lakes" website.

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For gulf-style citrus shrimp

  • 1 lime
  • 1 medium orange
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1⁄4 cup green onion, chopped
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon red pepper sauce
  • 1 lb medium fresh raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (31 to 35 count)
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 9 ounces fettuccine pasta, cooked (package refrigerated)

How To Make gulf-style citrus shrimp

  • 1
    Remove zest of lime and orange using citrus zester or fine grater. Juice lime; reserve 2 tablespoons juice. Juice orange; reserve juice.
  • 2
    Melt 2 tablespoons butter in 10-inch skillet until sizzling; add green onions, cumin and pepper sauce. Cook over medium-high heat until onions are softened (1 to 2 minutes). Add shrimp; continue cooking until shrimp turn pink (2 to 3 minutes). Remove shrimp; set aside.
  • 3
    Increase heat to high. Add reserved lime juice and orange juice to same skillet. Cook until mixture is reduced to 1/3 cup (4 to 5 minutes). Remove from heat. Stir in remaining butter, 1 tablespoon at a time. Stir in lime and orange zest and cilantro. Add shrimp; stir to coat.
  • 4
    To serve, spoon shrimp mixture over hot cooked fettuccine.

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