Tarragon-Grapefruit Shrimp, with apologies to mrslarkin

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Author Notes: She came up with the whole thing. I just threw some shrimp at it. In the interest of full disclosure I will admit that I have yet to take a precise measurement when making this. We love it so much that I just get it going and don’t waste time taking notes. Please be sure to thank mrslarkin if you do ever give this a try, and try her Two Aioli and a Lobster Fest, which was the decadent inspiration for this dish. checker

Serves 6-8

  • 2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • juice of half a large ruby grapefruit
  • 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
  • large handful fresh tarragon, chopped
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • grapefruit juice and chopped tarragon for garnish
  1. Mix the ingredients for the marinade, testing as you go. (Like I said, I am not totally sure about the measurements. I think that is right for the vinegar but it could be more or less. Here you can blame me and not mrslarkin, because she is such an awesome cook and generous commenter and would never post a recipe without good measurements and I’m sure she will still leave a kind comment here and the point is that she rocks…)
  2. In a large ziploc bag or lidded container combine the shrimp and marinade. Leave it in the fridge overnight, or as long as possible.
  3. When ready to cook, heat a grill or grill pan.
  4. Skewer the shrimp. Cook for about 3-4 minutes a side, or until done.
  5. Remove the shrimp from the skewers and pile them in a bowl or platter. Give them a squirt of fresh grapefruit juice and a light sprinkling of chopped tarragon for garnish. Enjoy.

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about 4 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Yum to both of you! Love the tarragon-grapefruit combination.


about 4 years ago checker

It was new to me before this and now I simply love it. Thanks!


about 4 years ago TiggyBee

I'm making this tonight! I have fresh tarragon and shrimp are only a drive away...Checker and mrslarkin, I thank you!!!


about 4 years ago checker

I hope you like it. We have it every few weeks right now. Very refreshing. Thanks!


about 4 years ago Lizthechef

Looks like you improved on a winner - nice.


about 4 years ago checker

Thank you! With great chefs like mrslarkin putting out such wonderful recipes, that is not hard to do.


about 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

*blush* Thank you, checker! Always thrilled when I can provide inspiration to folks. And holy moly, your recipe sounds awesome! Will definitely be trying it this summer!


about 4 years ago checker

No, thank you! The grapefruit and tarragon combination was quite a revelation. My fiance could - and will if I am not around - eat what is known to us as "Lemon Chicken" and consists of chicken thighs roasted with lemon juice and tarragon (and the standard olive oil, salt and pepper) for dinner every night. The moment I saw your grapefruit combo I knew we had to try it, and we loved it. So refreshing! Thanks for always being such an inspiration!