Orange-and-Thyme Grilled Shrimp
Grilled shrimp burst with flavor when prepared with a marinade of oranges, thyme, garlic and olive oil.
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- Servings: 4
Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2008
- 1 pound large shrimp (about 24), peeled and deveined, tails on
- 1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest, plus 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for grates
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 1/3 cup light mayonnaise
In a shallow dish, combine shrimp, 1 teaspoon zest, 1/4 cup juice, garlic, oil, 1 tablespoon thyme, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and teaspoon pepper; toss to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes (or up to 8 hours). Soak eight 8-inch wooden skewers in water 30 minutes before cooking.
In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, remaining 1/2 teaspoon zest, remaining 1/4 cup juice, and remaining 1 teaspoon thyme; season dipping sauce with salt and pepper.
Heat grill to medium; lightly oil grates. Thread shrimp onto skewers, and grill, turning once, until shrimp are opaque throughout, 3 to 4 minutes. Serve shrimp with dipping sauce.