Dairy-Free Citrus Shrimp Skewers
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This naturally dairy-free entrée pairs well with most types of fresh green salads, but we also like it with fresh summer corn. If possible, squeeze your own juice from fresh fruits. This will yield the most flavor.
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1½ pounds fresh jumbo shrimp (12 to 15 count preferably)
  • ⅓ cup fresh grapefruit juice
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups cooked brown or white rice, for serving
  1. Peel and devein the shrimp, leaving the tails intact.
  2. In a shallow dish, whisk together the grapefruit juice, orange juice, lime juice, cilantro, mint, salt, and pepper. Add the shrimp and toss well to coat. Cover and let the shrimp marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. Drain the shrimp and discard the marinade.
  4. Arrange the shrimp evenly on 4 metal skewers.
  5. Spray a grill rack with nonstick cooking spray and heat your gill to medium-hot (350 to 400ºF).
  6. Place the skewers on the rack and grill, with the grill lid down, and cook for 3 minutes per side or until the shrimp turns pink.
  7. Serve the shrimp skewers with cooked rice.
Shell Note: The shrimp can be marinated and grilled with or without the shells. We just like the shells removed ahead of time for presentation and easy eating.

Stove Top Cooking: To cook the shrimp on your stove, instead of the grill, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shrimp (as is - not on the skewers), and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until pink all the way through.

Shrimp & Vegetable Skewer Option: For variation, thread quick-cooking seasonal vegetables in between the shrimp, such as zucchini and tomatoes.

Taco Option: Remove the shrimp tails, coarsely chop the shrimp, and serve with tortillas, rice, salsa, chopped avocado, and diced onions for easy warm weather tacos.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 skewer + ¾ cup rice Calories: 357 Fat: 3.2g Saturated fat: .9g Carbohydrates: 36.7g Sugar: .6g Sodium: 489mg Fiber: .6g Protein: 41.6g
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/dairy-free-grilled-citrus-shrimp-skewers