Grilled Tequila-Lime Shrimp

Grilled Tequila-Lime Shrimp

kellen.f 3

"Lime and tequila-marinated shrimp grilled on skewers make an easy appetizer to enjoy all summer."


1 h 16 m servings 235 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 235 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 14.6 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 3.8g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 18.8 g
  • 38%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 173 mg
  • 58%
  • Sodium:
  • 282 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Whisk together the lime juice, tequila, olive oil, garlic salt, cumin, and black pepper in a bowl until well blended. Pour into a large resealable plastic bag; add the shrimp, seal bag and turn to coat evenly. Refrigerate 1 to 4 hours before grilling.
  2. Soak skewers at least 30 minutes in water to prevent burning.
  3. Preheat outdoor grill for medium-high heat. Lightly oil grill grate, and place about 4 inches from heat source.
  4. Drain and discard marinade from shrimp. Thread shrimp onto prepared skewers, 5 to 6 per skewer.
  5. Cook, uncovered, on preheated grill until shrimp turn pink, turning once, for 5 to 7 minutes. Serve with lime wedges for garnish.
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  1. 59 Ratings


This is a great beginner recipe, BUT... Instead of using GARLIC SALT, use fresh garlic. There is enough salt in the shrimp itself. If you need more salt, then add a few twists of the sea salt gr...

I will never know how these tasted, people devoured them at a recent b-day party. I did add shallots and fresh garlic and marinated for 4 hours prior to putting on the grill and brushed with the...

Yummy!! Have made this a few times as written. Always very good. Have found adding pinch of Cayenne improves it for me. The mild undercurrent of hot goes nicely with the tequila and other spices.

This is an easy and excellent appie. I did not grill the shrimp, rather fried them for a few minutes in olive oil and served with toothpicks. Everyone loved them.

I followed this recipe fairly closely... although as I finished I added about 2 tsp of chili powder for extra flavor. The final dish was OK -- but seemed to be a little less exciting than I was...

This was great. Marinade didn't overpower the shrimp, but still added a nice flavor. Great for a light summer bbq, chips and guacamole for an appetiser and a nice margarita on the side to comp...

Nice flavor, but would have never known the shrimp was marinated with tequila. Therefore, I'd say make the marinade without the tequila and save it for a margarita to go with the shrimp.

The marinade was not enough for a pound of shrimp. I doubled it and even then it was almost not enough. Marinated for one hour because others had suggested it but it was not enough time as the s...

Delicious!!! We added them to pasta and we ate until our pants had to be unbuttoned!