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Quick and Easy Orange-Mint Marinated Shrimp Bowl

Updated on March 15, 2014
5 stars from 17 ratings of Quick and Easy Orange-Mint Marinated Shrimp Bowl

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 2 min
Ready in: 22 min
Yields: 10 servings

Kitchenware Required

  • a bowl (5 to 6 inches in diameter, and roughly 3 inches deep)
  • a serving platter with 1/2 inch sides
  • a medium to large pot
  • a colander
  • a vegetable peeler
  • an empty glass jar with a screw top lid
  • a large flat plate

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds frozen cooked shrimp (with tails), thawed
  • 2 ounces white wine vinegar
  • 2 ounces extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon style mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 1/2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, (divided)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the orange-mint marinade: In the empty glass jar add the vinegar, olive oil, orange juice, orange peel, Dijon mustard, honey, garlic, mint, ginger, and salt. Screw the lid on, and shake well. Set aside.
  2. Arrange your thawed cooked shrimp in circular layers in your bowl that is approximately 5 to 6 inches in diameter, and 3 inches deep. Lay each shrimp so that the tail is toward the center of the bowl, and the curved shrimp back faces toward the outside of the bowl. Press down on the shrimp with the bottom of a small plate after every few layers to pack them fairly tightly into the bowl. Once the bowl is full, again press down with your plate.
  3. Pour the marinade over your shrimp; cover and refrigerate overnight . Once or twice during refrigeration, hold a large flat plate tightly over the top of the bowl, and carefully flip the bowl over for a few seconds to distribute the marinade.
  4. Drain the marinade by placing the large plate just off center over the top of the bowl so that when inverted there will be a small opening for the marinade to drain without the shrimp falling out. Continue inverting as necessary until all of the marinade has drained, and discard the marinade.
  5. Carefully transfer the shrimp from the bowl to your serving platter. To do this, place the serving platter over the bowl, carefully flip it over to unmold, and remove the bowl.
  6. Enjoy! Hopefully you found this recipe to be helpful, and I hope you'll enjoy some of my other delicious shrimp recipes listed below the nutritional information as well.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 4 ounces
Calories 99
Calories from Fat18
% Daily Value *
Fat 2 g3%
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 2 g
Carbohydrates 1 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 18 g36%
Cholesterol 132 mg44%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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      Top Rated Recipes 5 years ago

      Thanks Cindi, I'm thrilled to hear that you've given this recipe a 5 star rating. I have a couple more easy shrimp bowl recipes that I would like to share, and I will be publishing them here shortly.

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      Cindi 5 years ago

      A top rated shrimp bowl recipe for sure! Guests at my cocktail party were equally impressed with the presentation and taste of these tasty marinated shrimp. 5 stars!