Citrus Skillet Cooked Shrimp [recipe]

If you want a perfect spring/summer dish, this citrus skillet cooked shrimp is the perfect one for you.  It’s bright and colorful, has a light citrus taste and is a lot of fun to make.  You get a ton of amazing smells and besides all of the slicing, it is really easy to do.   Below you’ll find a step by step post about how to make this.  It’s part of my series from HelloFresh.

Citrus skillet cooked shrimp

You will need:

  • 10 oz peeled shrimp
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 poblano pepper
  • 1 small seedless orange
  • 1 small lemon
  • 1 oz of pitted green olives
  • 1/4 oz fresh chopped oregano
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Extra virgin olive oil

ingredients for citrus skillet shrimp

Start by slicing everything (except the orange, lemon, oregano and shrimp) into thin slices.  This takes a while but is very important.  You can use a mandolin for the big things, but I just sliced it all by hand.  Now chop the oregano and also zest half of the orange and half of the lemon.


Over medium high heat, drizzle olive oil into a large pan and then drop in the poblano pepper slices.  Once they start to char, toss in the red onion slices.  When the onions soften, add the other sliced and chopped ingredients and juice half of the orange into it.  If you want, add sea salt and pepper.  I left it out because the green olives have a lot of salt already.   Once cooked and the juice is reduced or gone, remove and set aside in a bowl.


Now take the same pan and reduce the heat to medium.  Add in another drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and the shrimp.  Add sea salt and pepper to taste and let them shrimp cook.  Once they’re cooked, add the vegetables back in and then squeeze the other half of the orange juice and half of the lemon over the skillet.  If you’d like to add more salt and pepper you can, but there was already a ton of it from the olives and shrimp so I left it out.  Now plate and serve.

This dish is extremely colorful and really easy to make.  I would probably pull the olives or try using kalamato olives instead if I made it again.  The green ones that came with the ingredients didn’t taste right, but overall it was really good.  If you try making this recipe for citrus skillet shrimp, leave a comment below with how it turned out.


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