Sweet and Spicy Shrimp

Sweet and Spicy Shrimp

Sweet and spicy? On shrimp? How can that be? Trust us, this one takes humdrum shrimp and turns them on their ear!
We serve this over rice with a green vegetable; but you can just as easily add these to a stir fry.
Want to grill these - stand back - people will be crowding the BBQ at your next cookout.


1¼ pound (625g) shrimp, peeled
¼ teaspoon (1 mL) ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon (1 mL) black pepper
¼ teaspoon (1 mL) cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon (2 mL) dark brown sugar
¼ teaspoon (1 mL) dry mustard
freshly squeezed orange juice


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Serves: 4


Combine salt, black pepper, cayenne, mustard, cinnamon, and brown sugar; mix well.
Coat the shrimp with the spice mixture.
Cover bowl & refrigerate at least 15 minutes and up to 24 hours.

Preheat fry pan with a little olive oil and fry shrimp until pink & opaque.
If grilling, cook shrimp over hot coals until opaque, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
Watch carefully you don't want to overcook!
Drizzle juice over shrimp and serve with rice & green veg.

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