Orange Shrimp Skewers + The Fit Life


12 Medium Shrimp
2 Oranges (one for juicing, one for skewering)
1/3 Cup of Smuckers Marmalade
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
4 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
1 Sprig of Dill
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Pinch of Salt & Pepper

In a Ziplock bag or bowl, combine 1/2 freshly squeezed orange juice, dill, 1 Tablespoon olive oil, minced garlic and salt. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes. In a small saucepan, combine balsamic vinegar, 1/2 freshly squeezed orange juice and marmalade. Gently whisk the marmalade into the balsamic vinegar and orange juice. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat. This will allow the mixture to reduce and get thicker. You want the mixture to reduce into a glaze consistency. This will be used to drizzle over the skewers once they are complete.

Preheat grill or grill pan. Remove the shrimp from the refrigerator. Take the remaining orange and slice it into segments for the skewer. Alternating between shrimp and orange, gently thread onto the skewer. Grill the shrimp skewers until the shrimp are opaque. Once the shrimp are grilled, drizzle the glaze on top. Serve and Enjoy!

Chef Notes:
Make sure the grill is on a medium-low setting, the shrimp will overcook if the grill is too high. Also, oil the grill down by putting some oil on a towel and holding with tongs, wipe the grill grates down. This will ensure the shrimp do not stick to the grill.

Save some dill for presentation.

Ashleigh Easterling
Johnson & Wales University

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