Tequila Lime Shrimp

Grilling season is in full swing. You will find me at the grill almost every weekend from now until September! The grill is such a great way to cook and makes for easy clean up. These shrimp come together quickly and are so flavorful. Don’t worry about the tequila, the alcohol will cook off when you grill the shrimp. It is there to help marinate and give it a smokey flavor along with the lime juice. The cayenne pepper will add a bit of heat to the shrimp that intensifies as you eat more, but the heat isn’t unbearable (and this is coming from a wimp, who doesn’t like spicy foods much). These shrimp are a great option for a BBQ or cookout and go great with my Elote recipe! These would also be dope in some tacos or on a salad, but they are also delicious on their own!

  • 1lb Shrimp, Peeled and Cleaned
  • 1/4 Cup Tequila
  • 1/8 Cup Lime Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Cumin
  • 2 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • Salt + Pepper
  • Serves: 2-3
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 40 Minutes

To Make:

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the tequila, lime juice, cumin, garlic, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Whisk together until well combined.
  2. Add the peeled, clean shrimp in to the bowl and set aside allowing them to marinate for 30-45 minutes.
  3. When the shrimp is marinated, skewer them (about 4-5 shrimp per skewer – if you are using wood skewers, make sure to soak them in water so they do not catch fire).
  4. Heat your grill to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. *you can make these on the stove top too. For stovetop, don’t skewer the shrimp, instead heat a large pan on medium heat and add 1 tbsp of olive oil, add the shrimp and cook for 3-4 minutes per side until cooked through.*
  5. Once the grill is hot, add the skewers and cook on each side for 3-4 minutes until the shrimp is cooked through.
  6. Remove from the grill and serve!

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