Shrimp with Grilled Citrus and Leek Relish

Charring citrus tends to concentrate the flavor while also pulls out the sweetness of the fruit and accentuates the bitterness.



  • 3 lemons, divided
  • 3 oranges, divided
  • 2 limes, divided
  • 1/2 grapefruit
  • 2 large leeks, trimmed and halved lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup EVOO
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint leaves, torn
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 cups mixed salad greens


  1. Since 1 lemon, 1 orange, and 1 lime crosswise into thin slices. Squeeze juice from 2 lemons, 1 orange, 1 lime, and 1/2 grapefruit over a strainer into a measuring cup to equal about 1 cup juice. Place juice in a medium bowl. Peel and section remaining orange.
  2. Heat a grill pan over high. Add half of fruit slices to pan in a single layer; grill 3 minutes on each side or until lightly charred and caramelized. Add charred fruit slices to juice in bowl. Repeat procedure with remaining fruit slices. Add leek halves to pan; grill 7 minutes, turning to char all sides. Cut leeks crosswise into 1/2-inch slices; add to fruit in bowl. When fruit slices are cool enough to handle, squeeze juice and charred pulp into bowl; discard remains. Stir in oil, mint, honey, and salt.
  3. Add shrimp to grill pan in a single layer in batches; grill 2 minutes on each side or until well marked and done. Place cooked shrimp in a large bowl. Add 1/2 cup leek mixture; toss to coat. Combine 3/4 cup leek mixture and salad greens; toss to coat. Divided greens mixture equally among 4 plates. Top evenly with shrimp and orange sections; drizzle with extra leek mixture, if desired. Serves 4.

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