Orange juice concentrate, lime zest, and lime juice give this marinade a bold citrus flavor that pairs well with shrimp, chicken, or pork. Sweet honey keeps the chopped jalapeños from being too overpowering.
4 pounds large shrimp, peeled, deveined, and butterflied
1 cup thawed orange juice concentrate, undiluted
2 teaspoons grated lime rind
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup honey
4 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 garlic cloves, minced
4 jalapeños, seeded and chopped
4 red bell peppers, cut into 1-inch cubes
Lime wedges (optional)
How to Make It
Combine first 9 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes. Remove shrimp from bag, reserving marinade. Thread the shrimp, bell pepper cubes, and lime wedges (if desired) onto 12 skewers.
Prepare grill or broiler. Place skewers on grill rack or broiler pan coated with cooking spray; cook 4 minutes on each side or until shrimp are done, basting frequently with the marinade.
Note: You can substitute 3 pounds of skinned, boned chicken breast or pork tenderloin, cut into 1 inch cubes for the shrimp if prefered.
I didn't make them as kebabs, just grilled them on the grill in a grill pan. I only made 1lb of shrimp and adjusted the recipe accordingly. We loved these, but next time I will reduce the amount of cumin, it was a little overpowering. So yummy!
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