This Tequila Citrus Shrimp is marinated in tequila and citrus juice and cooked on the grill in under 5 minutes.
Alright guys, Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and Melinda and I have a new recipe for all of those parties you’ll be having….or for eating at home with your family…which is what I’ll be doing. As long as I end the day with a frosty margarita I’ll be happy :).
It is finally grilling weather here so we made Tequila Citrus Shrimp Kebabs. The marinade is a mix of tequila, orange juice, lime juice, fresh cilantro, jalapeno, and garlic, all mixed together and then poured over large shrimp. We put the shrimp and marinade in a large freezer bag and let it marinate in the fridge for 3 or 4 hours. Then when the grill was hot we took the shrimp out, stuck three shrimp on each wooden skewer and grilled them for 2 minutes on each side. Shrimp is great for a fast weeknight meal since it cooks so quickly. You can throw the marinade together in the morning, put the shrimp in it and head to work then grill up a delicious dinner in minutes when you get home.
Serve it with some rice, or on a tortilla with a little sour cream and guacamole…yum! I’ll be having mine with a big frozen margarita :).
- 1 lb Extra Large Shrimp
- ⅔ c Orange Juice
- ⅓ c Tequila
- Juice from 1 Lime
- 1 Tbsp Cilantro, chopped
- ½ of a Jalapeno
- ½ tsp Garlic
- ¼ tsp Salt
- Mix all ingredients except shrimp together in a bowl.
- Peel shrimp and add to marinade.
- Place in refrigerator for 3-4 hours.
- Remove from fridge and discard marinade.
- Put 3 shrimp on each wooden skewer.
- Grill over a medium high heat for 2 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
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