Florida Citrus Pickled Shrimp

Ingredients

Spice Sachet:

  • 2 tsp Coriander
  • 2 tsp Fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp Peppercorns
  • ½ tsp Chili flakes
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds

Citrus Marinade:

  • 2 cups Florida orange juice
  • 1/3 cup Lime juice
  • 1/3 cup Lemon juice
  • 1½ cups Rice wine vinegar
  • 2½ Tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Curry powder
  • ½ tsp Turmeric
  • 1 each Spice Sachet (see step 1)
  • 2 lb Shrimp, medium size, tail-on, peeled and deveined
  • 2 each Garlic, whole cloves
  • ½ each Jalapeño, halved, no seeds
  • 1 cup Cilantro, whole sprigs
  • 2 cups Red onion, sliced
  • Citrus Vinaigrette (see step 5)
  • 2 each Avocado, sliced
  • to taste Salt and Pepper

Citrus Vinaigrette:

  • 2 cup Citrus marinade (see steps 2 and 3)
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp Cold water

Garnish:

  • ½ cup Cilantro leaves

Preparation

Florida Citrus Pickled Shrimp
Step 1:

Make Spice Sachet with coriander, fennel seeds, peppercorns, chili flakes and mustard seeds.

Step 2:

Combine Florida orange juice, lime juice, lemon juice, rice wine vinegar, sugar, curry powder, turmeric and Spice Sachet in pot large enough to hold shrimp.

Step 3:

Bring to boil. Reserve 2 cups to make Citrus Vinaigrette. Add shrimp, garlic, jalapeño, cilantro and red onion. Bring back to simmer and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes and then remove pot from heat.

Step 4:

Pour into plastic nonreactive or glass container and refrigerate overnight.

Step 5:

To make Citrus Vinaigrette: Combine cornstarch and cold water. Bring 2 cups reserved marinade to boil and whisk in cornstarch mixture. Bring to simmer until thickened. Cool and reserve.

Step 6:

To serve, fan avocado slices on plates. Place shrimp on top and drizzle with citrus vinaigrette.

Step 7:

Garnish with cilantro leaves.