Apricot Shrimp Recipe

"A meal with lovely presentation that’s nice enough for dinner guests, but really quick and easy to make. Delicious served over white rice with a garnish of toasted slivered or sliced almonds."


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  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/3 cup orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier®)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored and sliced into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions, with some of the green tops
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
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    1. Combine apricots and orange liqueur in a small bowl; let stand for at least 15 minutes.
    2. Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper and green onions; stir constantly for 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium and stir in shrimp. Cook until shrimp turn pink, about 2 minutes. Add apricot-orange liqueur mixture; cook and stir for 3 minutes.
    3. Whisk water, lemon juice, soy sauce, cornstarch, and pepper together in a small bowl. Pour into the shrimp mixture and stir until slightly thickened and heated through, about 1 minute.

    Nutrition Facts

    Per Serving: 297 calories;10.4 g fat;23.5 g carbohydrates;20 g protein;188 mg cholesterol;431 mg sodium.Full nutrition
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