Orange-Butter Shrimp Skewers: A Canadian Seafood Sensation

Hello, everyone! Elaina here, your culinary guide from Flavour Food and Wine. Today, we’re embarking on a flavorful journey, exploring the zesty and buttery world of a dish that’s a personal favorite – the Orange-Butter Shrimp Skewers. This enticing dish is a fusion of tangy orange, succulent shrimp, and rich butter, all beautifully threaded onto skewers and grilled to perfection. So, roll up your sleeves and awaken your senses as we delve into the art of crafting these vibrant, citrusy, and utterly delicious shrimp skewers!

Orange-Butter Shrimp Skewers Recipe

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Orange-Butter Shrimp Skewers

This tasty seafood recipe is an excellent dish to serve as a main or as an appetizer. The unique citrus flavor of this shrimp dish is created with the addition of orange and butter!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Canada
Servings 4 people
Calories 187 kcal


  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 baker


  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin ground
  • 1 lb. Fresh shrimps cleaned, and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • fresh parsley chopped for garnish


  • You will need 8 wooden skewers. Preheat your grill to high.
  • Season your shrimps with salt and pepper, to taste. Thread the shrimps onto wooden skewers.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the cumin, butter, cayenne pepper, and orange juice, mix well.
  • Grill your skewers for about 5 minutes per side. Brush the orange-juice mixture, frequently onto shrimps.
  • Transfer your skewers onto a serving platter. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.
  • Serve and Enjoy!


Keyword Fresh shrimps, unsalted butter

About Orange-Butter Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Shrimp Seasoning –

The Orange-Butter Shrimp Skewers are not just a dish; they’re a flavor fiesta! The succulent shrimp, the tangy orange, and the rich butter come together to create a melody of tastes that’s truly unforgettable. It’s a dish that brings the freshness of the sea and the zest of citrus to your table!

Cooking Tips for Perfect Shrimp Skewers

Let’s delve into some tips that can enhance your Orange-Butter Shrimp Skewers:

  • Shrimp Selection: Opt for large, fresh shrimp for the best flavor and texture. If using frozen, ensure they are properly thawed.
  • Marination Magic: Marinate the shrimp in orange juice, zest, and spices for at least 30 minutes for maximum flavor infusion.
  • Skewer Strategy: If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 20-30 minutes before threading the shrimp to prevent burning.
  • Grilling Guidance: Grill the skewers on medium heat and avoid overcooking the shrimp. They cook quickly!
  • Butter Bliss: Baste the skewers with melted orange-butter while grilling for that extra richness and shine.

Serving Suggestions: Let Your Imagination Fly!

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  • Classic Style: Serve your skewers with a side of steamed rice and grilled vegetables for a wholesome meal.
  • Salad Companion: Pair your skewers with a fresh green salad for a light and refreshing meal.
  • Wrap Wonder: Slide the grilled shrimp off the skewers into a warm tortilla, add some slaw and sauce for a delicious wrap.
  • Pasta Pairing: Toss the grilled shrimp with some pasta and extra orange-butter sauce for a quick seafood pasta dish.
  • Party Pleaser: Serve the skewers as they are with a tangy dipping sauce as a crowd-pleasing appetizer.

FAQs: Answering Your Questions

  • Can I use other citrus fruits instead of orange? Absolutely! Lemon or lime would also work well in this recipe.
  • Can I use other types of seafood? Yes, you can! Scallops or chunks of firm fish like salmon would be great alternatives.
  • Can I cook these skewers on a stovetop? Yes, if you don’t have a grill, you can cook them in a grill pan on the stovetop.
  • Can I prepare these skewers ahead of time? You can marinate the shrimp and thread them onto skewers ahead of time. Grill just before serving.
  • Can I make this dish spicy? Definitely! Add some chili flakes to the marinade for a spicy kick.

Creating Orange-Butter Shrimp Skewers is not just about cooking; it’s about enjoying the process, the sizzle of the grill, the aroma of the marinade transforming, and the satisfaction of creating a dish that’s vibrant and flavorful. So, fire up your grill and let’s create some culinary magic!

Remember, every dish tells a story, and I’m sure your Orange-Butter Shrimp Skewers will have a delightful one to share. Happy grilling!

If you have any other questions or tips about your grilling experience, feel free to drop a comment below. Let’s continue this culinary journey together, learning and savoring every moment.

Until our next food adventure, stay curious, stay hungry!

Signing off, Elaina

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