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Tequila Lime Shrimp

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Tequila Lime Shrimp
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This shrimp dish makes a fantastic addition to any cookout or party.

Prep Time: 12 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 4


  • 2 pounds large shrimp, unpeeled
  • Marinade:
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 medium shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


Thread 3 to 4 shrimp on the skewers. If using bamboo skewers, make sure to soak for an hour before threading shrimp. Place in a large shallow non-aluminum dish.

To prepare the marinade: mix together tequila, lime juice, garlic, shallots, salt, cumin, and pepper. Add in olive oil slowly, whisking until mixture is combined. Pour over shrimp and marinate in refrigerator for at least 1 to 4 hours.

Preheat grill for medium heat. Place shrimp on grill and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Remove from the grill, take the shrimp off skewers, and serve immediately.

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 5 out of 5
Simply Great!, Member Donald_Philbin

What more can be said! An excellent dish which has become a BBQ favorite! Do yourself a favor and try this dish! Mr. pH

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