Orange-Chili Shrimp Cocktail

Guests can dip a tortilla chip in this sweet-and-spicy chili-inflected shrimp cocktail—or spear a shrimp on its own, with a toothpick. It’s a surprising, flavorful finger food that will certainly wow friends and family. If you’re planning a bash and aim to cut down on prep time, you could start with pre-cooked, thawed shrimp here, but for maximum tenderness, we began with raw peeled and deveined shrimp. After simmering the shrimp in salted water until cooked through, we tossed them with jalapeno, red onion, chopped cilantro, orange juice, lime juice, and salt. Let the concoction marinate in the fridge for at least 15 minutes, and it’s ready to serve.

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Guests can dip a tortilla chip in this sweet-and-spicy chili-inflected shrimp cocktail—or spear a shrimp on its own, with a toothpick. It’s a surprising, flavorful finger food that will certainly wow friends and family. If you’re planning a bash and aim to cut down on prep time, you could start with pre-cooked, thawed shrimp here, but for maximum tenderness, we began with raw peeled and deveined shrimp. After simmering the shrimp in salted water until cooked through, we tossed them with jalapeno, red onion, chopped cilantro, orange juice, lime juice, and salt. Let the concoction marinate in the fridge for at least 15 minutes, and it’s ready to serve.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Cook 1 pound raw peeled and deveined medium or large shrimp in simmering salted water until opaque, 3 to 5 minutes; let cool.
  2. In a bowl, toss the shrimp, 1 sliced jalapeño, ½ small red onion (chopped), and ¼ cup roughly chopped cilantro with ¼ cup orange juice and 2 tablespoons lime juice; season with salt. Marinate for 15 minutes. Serve with chips.