Herbed Shrimp with Spicy Grapefruit

Herbed Shrimp with Spicy Grapefruit
  • 4 servings
  • 0:20 Preparation
  • 0:08 Cooking
  • 0:28 Total Time


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  • 6 Tbsp.
    (90 mL)

    olive oil

  • 1

    small head fennel, thinly sliced and fronds reserved

  • 1 lb
    (450 g)

    medium shrimp with tails, peeled and deveined

  • 1

    shallot, minced

  • 1

    clove garlic, minced

  • 1 Tbsp.
    (15 mL)


  • 1/4 cup
    (60 mL)

    dry white wine

  • 1/2 cup
    (125 mL)

    fresh squeezed grapefruit juice

  • 2 tsp.
    (30 mL)

    chopped herbs, from a combination of flat leaf parsley, chives and tarragon

  • red pepper flakes to taste

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


Peel and section grapefruit. Set aside.

In a 12- to 14-inch sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium heat until just smoking. Add the fennel and shrimp and cook until fennel is tender, about 2 minutes.

Add shallot, garlic and capers. Deglaze pan with white wine and grapefruit juice.

Add grapefruit segments, parsley, chives, tarragon and red pepper flakes. Cook until shrimp is opaque. Season with salt and pepper.

Garnish with fennel fronds.

Source: Texas Sweet

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