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Tequila-Grilled Shrimp

The citrus marinade for these shrimp is spiked with tequila, which makes for a very flavorful grilled appetizer.

  • Servings: 4
  • Yield: Serves 4
Tequila-Grilled Shrimp

Source: Everyday Food, June 2010


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup silver or white tequila
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (from about 3 limes)
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice (from 1 orange)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • Lime wedges (for serving)


  1. In a medium nonreactive bowl, stir together shrimp, tequila, lime juice, and orange juice; season with salt and pepper. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 20 minutes.

  2. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Clean and lightly oil hot grill. Grill shrimp until opaque throughout, 4 to 6 minutes, flipping once. Transfer to a platter and top with jalapeno. Serve shrimp with lime wedges.

Reviews (2)

  • guelah26 17 Aug, 2012

    I wasn't impressed with this recipe. The marinade didn't leave enough flavor and I felt that I was left with just grilled shrimp. I marinated it for recommended time as well. I won't be making this again.

  • littlesky6806 5 Jul, 2011

    Simple yet fantastic! Perfect as an appetizer or served with grilled veggies. Love it!!!

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