Feb 10, 2012

Orange-Fennel Shrimp over WatercressRecipe from Weber's Way to Grill™ by Jamie Purviance

Rating: 5 stars

1 Reviews

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Fresh Produce

  • 4 oz fresh watercress
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 limes
  • 2 oranges

Meat / Poultry / Seafood

  • 1.5 lb large shrimp (21/30 count)

Oil and Spices

  • 0.33 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 0.5 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground fennel seed
  • 1 tsp kosher salt

Special Equipment

  • perforated grill pan



  • Grated zest of 2 oranges
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground fennel seed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

  • 1½ pounds large shrimp (21/30 count), peeled and deveined, tails left on
  • 2 cups watercress leaves and tender stems


  1. In a medium bowl mix the marinade ingredients. Set aside ½ cup of the marinade to use as a dressing for the salad.

  2. Place the shrimp in a large, resealable plastic bag and pour in the marinade. Press the air out of the bag and seal tightly. Turn the bag several times to distribute the marinade, place the bag flat on a plate, and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  3. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over high heat (450° to 550°F) and preheat the grill pan for about 10 minutes.

  4. Drain the shrimp in a fine mesh sieve. Spread the shrimp in a single layer on the grill pan and cook over direct high heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, until the shrimp are slightly firm on the surface and completely opaque in the center, 2 to 4 minutes, shaking the pan once or twice and turning the shrimp over for even cooking. Remove the pan from the grill and put the shrimp in a large bowl to stop the cooking.

  5. Add the watercress to the large bowl. Spoon the reserved dressing over the watercress and shrimp (you may not need all of it). Toss to coat the ingredients evenly. Serve right away.

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Rating: 5 stars

Apr 29, 2016

John P

Savory with a touch of heat

One of my favorite ways to grill shrimp, fennel adds the savory factor and the touch of cayenne adds a bit of heat, lemon also pairs well with fennel so substitute if you don’t happen to have oranges on hand.

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