Spotlight on Citrus Fruit

Winter is citrus season, and varieties of lemons, limes, oranges, tangerines, and grapefruit abound. We all know that drinking orange juice will help stave off winter colds, but it’d be a shame to limit your citrus intake to the times when you’re feeling under the weather. Here are a variety of dishes from hors d’oeuvres to desserts that make good use of various citrus fruits—use them as jumping-off points to mix up your standard home recipes, and rest secure in the knowledge that not only are these recipes delicious, they’re chock full of vitamin C and other ingredients to keep you and yours healthy all winter long.

Mango Lime Shrimp

Try this spin on shrimp hors d’oeuvres at your next family gathering.


  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup premade mango chutney
  • 3 large garlic cloves, mashed to a paste with 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander sprigs, finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound large (21 to 24 per pound) shrimp, shelled, with tail intact


1. In a measuring cup, whisk together lime juice, chutney, garlic paste, coriander, 3 tablespoons oil, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste. Reserve 1/3 cup mixture in a small bowl or ramekin for dipping. In a large sealable plastic bag, combine shrimp with remaining mixture and marinate, chilled, tossing occasionally to coat shrimp, 45 minutes.

2. Drain shrimp and lightly pat dry between paper towels. In a large non-stick skillet, heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, and sauté half of shrimp until golden brown and cooked through, about 1 1/2 minutes on each side. Repeat with remaining shrimp.

3. Garnish shrimp with coriander sprigs and serve with reserved dipping sauce.

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