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Holy Cow...I Can Cook?

I started this food blog New Years 2010 to force myself to get in the kitchen and teach myself how to cook. Well it has been a year, and it turns out, cooking isn't so hard after all. I kept the promise I made to myself and cooked healthy yummy meals for my family all year. Once I just got in there, read the recipes, and experimented I found cooking is yet another form of artistic expression. Just like with my art, I let go of the fear of failure and found a new passion.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Orange Shrimp

It is Orange season! Our backyard orange tree is covered with big, beautiful, oranges. This dish was a perfect choice for us right now! The weather has not been ideal lately, so we have not been grilling. For this dish, I grilled inside using my panini press. It worked like a charm!

Juice 2 oranges (1/2 cup orange juice)
2 tbsp fresh ginger (minced)
2 tbsp green onions (minced)
1 tbsp cilantro (minced)
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp grape seed oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp grated orange zest
1 1/2 lbs shrimp (peeled and deveined)
2 oranges (peeled, cut in half, and quartered)

1. Combine orange juice, ginger, onions, cilantro, vingar, oil, soy sauce, and orange zest in a large bowl. Stir with a whisk to combine. Add shrimp and toss to coat. Cover bowl and marinate in fridge for about 15 minutes.
2. Remove shrimp from bowl (reserving marinade). Thread shrimp and orange quarters alternately onto 8 skewers.
3. Heat grill pan coated with cooking spray. Cook skewers about 4 minutes each side, basting with reserved marinade.

Serving size : 2 skewers

*We served these shrimp skewers with wild rice and green beans. It was a very fast dish with lots of flavor!

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