Lime agave shrimp w/ orange cocktail sauce Recipe

Lime agave shrimp w/ orange cocktail sauce Recipe

I prepare this lite bite at dinner parties as a new spin on the old-boring shrimp cocktail.  The secret is to pull the shrimp from the grill right as they are done, as to not over cook them.  They pop in your mouth with a cirtus burst!

Ingredients

1 ½ pounds medium shrimp, raw with tail on

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon agave nectar

3 limes

Kosher salt

Ground black pepper

1 cup ketchup

1 tablespoon horseradish (prepared, not cream)

1 orange (navel or Valencia)

Metal skewers

Grill

 

Directions

Prepare your grill to medium high heat.

Peel and devein the shrimp, leaving the tails intact. 

Place in a bowl & toss with oil, agave & juice of 2 limes.

Skewer the shrimp (about 6 per skewer) and then season on both sides with salt & pepper.

Grill the shrimp skewers for 3 minutes on each side (you may need more time dependent upon size of shrimp) or until charred and opaque. 

Let shrimp cool while mixing ketchup, horseradish & juice of the orange in a small bowl.  Season the sauce with salt and pepper to your taste.  Garnish the sauce bowl with orange zest or an small orange slice.

Remove shrimp from skewers and place on a plate.  Top shrimp with zest of remaining lime and squeeze juice from this lime over cooked shrimp.  Serve with orange cocktail sauce.

 

Lime Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Lime Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.