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Tequila-Orange Grilled Shrimp

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“This is one of those recipes that you will treasure. I make this allot for entertaining and everyone always RAVES about it. I ALWAYS make the Lime Cilantro Rice and Avocado Salad posted by me with this dish. The combination is a truly amazing meal. That is guaranteed to impress! Hint: DO NOT make this marinade ahead (like the day before) the zest will cause it to get very bitter tasting! Also it says to cook mixture 7-8 minutes until gets thick and syrupy. I low boil it for 20-25 minute and it still isn't that thick, but it works! This is a Martha Stewart recipe.”
12-14 shrimp

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  1. In a medium bowl, combine shrimp, oil, half the jalapeno, half the garlic, and zest.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Refrigerate, covered, for at least 15 minutes and up to 1 hour.
  4. In a shallow sauce pan, combine remaining jalapeno and garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, orange juice, tequila and shallots.
  5. Bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  6. Cook until mixture is thick and syrupy, 7-8 minutes.
  7. Stir in butter; keep warm.
  8. Heat a gas grill on high or stove-top grill pan over high heat.
  9. Grill shrimp, turning once, until just opaque, about 4 minutes.
  10. Transfer to a serving platter; pour tequila sauce over shrimp.
  11. Garnish with chives; serve immediately with lime wedges.

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