Thursday, March 12, 2009

Spicy Orange Shrimp and Asparagus

I found this recipe on Thyme for Nourishment, who spun off a Pioneer Woman recipe. This had a different flavor, but was really good! I love finding new ways to incorporate shrimp in our dinners. It's such a nice change from our typical chicken dinner :)

Ingredients

* 1 lb shrimp (we used 31-40 count)
* 1 lb asparagus cut into 1" pieces
* 6 tbsp butter
* 6 cloves of garlic (we used minced)
* 1 1/2 cups orange juice
* 2 tsp Old Bay (we didn't have any so we used Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy)
* 1 tsp cayenne pepper (we used more.. we like it hot!)

Directions

1. Mix the orange juice, garlic, cayenne, and Old Bay together and set aside.
2. In a large saute pan melt 2 tbsps of butter and saute the asparagus for 3-4 mins. Add the shrimp and cook till done.
3. Remove the shrimp and asparagus from the saute pan.
4. Add the orange juice mixture to the pan and allow it to reduce by half, then add the remaining 4 tbsps of butter and continue cooking untill the sauce becomes thick enough to coat and stick to the shrimp and asparagus.
5. When the sauce has reached a consistency that you like return the shrimp and asparagus to the pan and mix well. Serve over rice.

1 comment:

Courtney said...

i made this for dinner last night and it was fabulous!! thanks for all your delicious recipes and making my life in the kitchen much more enjoyable. :)