Monster Shrimp with Orange Chili Glaze


1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (about 2 oranges)

1/2 cup fresh cilantro

1 tablespoon Asian red chili paste

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

2 garlic cloves

3 scallions, green parts only, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 pounds extra-large shrimp (16 to 20-count size), shelled and deveined


1. Put the orange juice, cilantro, chili paste, olive oil, garlic, scallion, chipotle, and salt in a blender or food processor fitted with the metal blade and blend until smooth.

2. Place the shrimp in a resealable freezer bag and pour the orange juice mixture over the shrimp. Chill in a refrigerator or ice-filled cooler for two to three hours but no longer.

3. Remove the shrimp from the marinade and discard the marinade.

4. Grill the shrimp over medium-high heat until they are opaque in the centers, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

5. Remove from heat and serve immediately — though they still rock at room temperature.

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