This Citrus Basil Shrimp Recipe is sponsored by Acorn. All opinions are my own.
This year so far has been one of the longest cold seasons we’ve had in a long time! We are in the south midwest, but our temps have been getting below freezing in the middle of April! I was so excited to see the green grass finally and a warm sunny day so I decided we would celebrate the warm weather with a spring family dinner outdoors.
Citrus Basil Shrimp is a great summer recipe that is full of flavor. This recipe is great to use for any summer celebration. I loved how our family table looked with the beautiful Citrus Basil Shrimp Platter along with Dixie® Everyday Limited Edition Plates.
I picked up my Dixie® Everyday at Dollar General along with some other dinnertime necessities. During the warmer weather months we like to have more dinners outdoors and spend more time around the table. I like using disposable items for meals like these so that I am not washing dishes all night long. I was really impressed with the attractive designs and affordable price of the Dixie® Everyday and other items I found at Dollar General. Be sure to look out for these attractive designs the next time you shop at Dollar General because they are limited edition through the end of July. We found the Dixie® Everyday Plates with other picnic items near the middle of the store.
I love how cute our table turned out and the kids really enjoyed the fact that I went all out for our outdoor dinner! It’s a win win since it’s so easy to clean up. I see a lot more of these celebrations in our future.
The Dixie® Everyday stood up to the butter soaked shrimp with ease because of the Soak Proof Shield™ that can handle anything from salad dressing to burger grease.
My family loved this recipe for Citrus Basil Shrimp and I was please with how it looked on the platter as well! So beautiful and summery!
Citrus Basil Shrimp
- 1 1/2 pounds raw shrimp thawed
- 1 small orange juiced (around 2 oz.)
- 1 small lime juiced
- 1 medium lemon juiced and zested
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 5 leaves fresh basil chopped
- optional paprika for sprinkling
- 1/2 stick butter
- salt and pepper to taste
- optional slices of one orange, lemon and lime to add to plate for garnish.
In a small bowl combine the juices of the orange, lemon and lime. Add the lemon zest, onion powder, garlic powder and mix together.
In a large skillet on medium heat melt all the butter. Then add the shrimp and let the shrimp cool well before pouring on the juice mixture.
Plate the shrimp and pour the juices on top. Add chopped basil to top of shrimp. Serve and enjoy!
What summertime meals do you like to serve? Check out Dollar General for the cutest summertime plates and other summertime entertaining items!