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Cuban Mojo Shrimp

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  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 4
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by: Jeannette Quinones
Updated Jul 17, 2017
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  • 2 lbs raw shrimp
  • 1/2 cup Seville (bitter or sour) oranges
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 medium-sized red onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • 1
    Mix the Seville oranges, cumin, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  • 2
    Add the shrimp and mix well, allow to marinate for 1 hour.
  • 3
    Remove the shrimp and set the sauce aside.
  • 4
    Heat oil in a large pan. Add the onion, garlic, and sauce that you set aside, and allow to boil for 2 minutes, until slightly reduced.
  • 5
    Add the shrimp and stir constantly until cooked on both sides.
  • 6
    Add salt and pepper to taste, and parsley at the end.
  • 7
    Serve with a side of white rice, black beans, and sautéed asparagus.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Shrimp will be cooked once they turn pink.

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More About This Recipe

  • Cuban mojo shrimp are an excellent idea for your weekly family menu. Even though they're easy to make, the presentation will make your family think that you’re dining out on a weeknight. You can serve the mojo shrimp with white rice, beans, and some sautéed asparagus, or anything else your family enjoys.
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