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Shrimp with Spicy Orange Flavor

Serve this simple yet flavorful dish, from author Mark Bittman, with couscous or rice.

  • servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 or 4 large cloves garlic, cut into thin slivers
  • 2 or more small dried hot red chiles
  • Grated zest of 1 orange
  • Juice from 1 orange
  • 16 large shrimp, peeled
  • Coarse salt
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro leaves
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice, or to taste

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Combine oil and garlic in a skillet no larger than 10 inches across. Turn the heat to medium, and cook until the garlic begins to sizzle, then turn the heat to medium-low. When garlic is blond, stir in chiles, orange zest, and orange juice. Add shrimp, and raise the heat to high.

  2. Step 2

    Cook, stirring occasionally and sprinkling with salt, until the shrimp are all pink, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat, and add most of the cilantro and the lemon juice. Taste, and adjust seasoning. Serve garnished with the remaining cilantro.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, July/August 1999