Curry-Roasted Shrimp with Oranges

Fall 2004, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

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Shrimp, oranges and curry make a great flavor trio. Serve over rice as a main course or as is for an appetizer.

"This is my favorite recipe so far and in fact is the favorite of everyone else I've been cooking for as well. Very tasty! If you've never had curry before, try this and you'll be hooked. "
Curry-Roasted Shrimp with Oranges

Makes: 4 servings, 1 1/2 cups each

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  • 2 large seedless oranges
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds shrimp, (30-40 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder, preferably Madras (see Note)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet (with sides) with parchment paper. Finely grate the zest of 1 orange; set aside. Using a sharp knife, peel both oranges, removing all the bitter white pith. Thinly slice the oranges crosswise, then cut the slices into quarters. Spread the orange slices on the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Roast until the oranges are slightly dry, about 12 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, toss shrimp with oil, curry powder, pepper, the orange zest and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Transfer the shrimp to the baking sheet with the oranges and roast until pink and curled, about 6 minutes. Divide the oranges and the shrimp among 4 plates and serve.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate for up to 4 days. Reheat before serving.
  • Note: Madras curry powder is made with a hotter blend of spices than standard curry powder.


Per serving: 253 calories; 7 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono); 259 mg cholesterol; 13 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 35 g protein; 4 g fiber; 548 mg sodium; 338 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (93% daily value), Vitamin C (70% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 fruit, 5 very lean meat, 1 fat (mono)

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