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Spicy Citrus Shrimp

Photograph of spicy citrus shrimp served in martini glasses.

Serves 8

240 mL (1 cup) olive oil
1 head garlic, separated, peeled and roughly chopped
240 mL (1 cup) orange juice
1 red pepper, cut into 2.5-cm (1-in.) pieces
30 mL (2 tbsp) fresh-squeezed lemon juice
60 mL (1/4 cup) balsamic vinegar
30 mL (2 tbsp) lemon zest, grated
60 mL (1/4 cup) fresh basil
10 mL (2 tsp) hot sauce
1 kg (2 lb.) jumbo shrimp, deveined, with shell on

Place all ingredients (save shrimp) in the glass jar of the Oster Fusion blender. Cover jar with lid. Turn blender on, then select Food Chop from the Pre-Programmed Settings menu. Press Stop once marinade is well mixed. Transfer marinade to a large bowl and add shrimp. Toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least 6 to 8 hours.

Preheat grill to high. Remove shrimp from marinade and grill for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side until opaque. Serve immediately.