Delicious Spicy Shrimp with Citrus Avocado Sauce

(torn out of a Food & Wine magazine back in 2002)




  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. grated orange zest
  • 1 Tbsp. allspice
  • 1 Tbsp. Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 2 tsp. lime zest
  • 2 pounds raw shrimp, peeled with tails left on
  • Sea salt and pepper


Citrus avocado sauce

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil



  1. Combine all ingredients except shrimp, in a large bowl and mix well. Add shrimp and toss to coat. (I like to use my hands for this part).
  2. Let rest at room temperature for 15 minutes or in the fridge for 30 minutes. (While the shrimp is marinating mix up the avocado sauce.)
  3. To cook the shrimp: sauté in a large pan over medium high heat until pink, turning once. (Do this in 2-3 batches).
  4. Or grill over medium heat


Citrus avocado sauce:

  1. In a blender or food processor puree the avocado, garlic orange and lime juice.
  2. Season with salt & pepper then gently blend in the olive oil.

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