Compositions for Dining

Grilled Shrimp With Tangerine Glaze

Tangerines are a super food. Not a superfood, whatever that means. From what I remember, all food was pretty darn super.

Tangerines are seedless and generally sweeter than oranges, but still have that citrus bite. Shrimps (I have to end shrimps with an s to honor Agador (Hank Azaria) from The Birdcage) are definitely super – tasty morsels that are firm, yet tender, and have a sweetness all their own. Pairing shrimps and tangerines just seems right.

Bring to your neighborhood cookout and make everyone bow to your skills.
Authored by: Ludwig van Food
Estimated Cost: $15
Difficulty: Easy
Suggested Beverage: Pinot Grigio, Weissbier, Gin Martini
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinating Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Equipment and Supplies


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tangerine, juice and zest
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pound shrimp, 16-20 count or larger, peeled and deveined, your choice of tail.
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • guajillo sauce, optional


Marinade the shrimp

  • Combine the oil, tangerine zest, sea salt, and garlic in a large nonreactive bowl. Whisk it, whisk it good.
    Add the shrimps and toss well to coat. Let marinate for an hour in the refrigerator.
    ¼ cup olive oil, 1 tangerine, ¼ teaspoon sea salt, 1 clove garlic

Make the the the glaze

  • Add the honey, tangerine juice and chili powder to a small bowl. Whisk it, whisk it good.
    1 tangerine, ¼ cup honey, ¼ teaspoon chili powder

Grill! Those! Shrimps!

  • Put your shrimp on a few metal or wooden skewers. Preheat the grill or grill pan to medium (350 degrees). Make ready your glaze bowl and a pastry brush.
    1 pound shrimp
  • Lay the shrimps on baking sheet to transfer them to a grill. Brush the glaze on the side of the shrimps that is up.
  • Grill the shrimps for 2 minutes and turn. Brush glaze on the side that’s now up while grilling the B-side for 2 minutes. Flip back to the A-side and grill another minute while brushing glaze on.
  • Optional
    Plate the shrimps and drizzle Guajillo Sauce on them in artistic pattern of your choosing and set more on the table for those who want more.
    guajillo sauce


Guajillo Sauce is really excellent on this dish, but if you must, any ole’ enchilada sauce will do.

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