Appetizers and Sides/ Seafood

Orange Glazed Shrimp


Orange Glazed Shrimp

We have two orange trees in our back yard and I am always looking for recipes where I can use oranges. I had some fresh squeezed orange juice in the fridge, so I decided to start with an orange juice reduction sauce. I added a touch of brown sugar, soy sauce and a fresh grated ginger to bring up the flavors. I used red jalapeño pepper to add a bit of heat and finished the shrimp off with scallions and fresh cilantro. Super easy recipe and takes less than 30 minutes to make.  Enjoy!

Serves 2-4
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes


  • 1 pound large shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 3/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest
  • 1 red jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped (or to taste)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Scallions and cilantro, for garnish


  1. In a small saucepan, bring the orange juice, sugar, ginger and soy sauce to a boil. Simmer over medium high heat until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 20 minutes. Stir in the zest.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil. Add chopped jalapeño and cook for a minute. Add shrimp and season with salt to taste.  Cook shrimp over medium high heat, until white throughout, 3 to 4 minutes. Don’t over cook.
  3. Add the orange glaze, toss to coat and adjust seasoning as necessary. Transfer the shrimp to a platter, garnish with scallions and cilantro. Serve with rice or salad.


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  • Reply
    April Murray
    April 21, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Yum! This looks so healthy

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    Tasty Eats Ronit Penso
    April 21, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Oranges and shrimps go so well together. Looks great!

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    April 21, 2014 at 11:45 am

    This look super fresh and delicious. I love the addition of orange with the shrimp. Pinned!

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      April 21, 2014 at 1:07 pm

      Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will try it. It’s so easy to make it:)

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    April 23, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    This looks delicious!! My boyfriend is allergic to shellfish so I’ll have to make something like this next time I’m having the girls over!!

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    Lauren Kung
    May 3, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    More shrimp! Yay 🙂 great bloggy blog

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