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Tequila-Orange Grilled Shrimp

  • Servings: 6
Tequila-Orange Grilled Shrimp

Source: The Martha Stewart Show


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled, deveined, and tails left on
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 jalapeno, very finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, very finely chopped
  • Zest of 1 lime, plus lime wedges for serving
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • Simple Supper: Lime-Cilantro Rice, for serving (optional)


  1. In a medium bowl, combine shrimp, oil, half the jalapeno, half the garlic, and zest; season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate, covered, for at least 15 minutes and up to 1 hour.

  2. In a shallow saucepan, combine remaining jalapeno and garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, orange juice, tequila, and shallots; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until mixture is thick and syrupy, 7 to 8 minutes. Stir in butter; keep warm.

  3. Heat a gas grill on high or stove-top grill pan over high heat. Grill shrimp, turning once, until just opaque, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter; pour tequila sauce over shrimp. Garnish with chives; serve immediately with lime wedges, and Lime-Cilantro Rice, if desired.

Reviews (2)

  • Karensfergo 27 Oct, 2008

    I love this recipe - the shrimp are delicious - I cook them on my George Forman Grill and they always turn out great and cook in a very short time and I never lose any on the grill!

  • newtocooking 28 Sep, 2008

    Made these with the chicken tostada recipe and the cilantro lime rice when we had guests over and they all worked together perfect! Everyone LOVED the shrimp...I am still working on getting the sauce just right, didn't seem to make enough sauce the first time and burnt the sauce the second time. Husband has been grilling the shrimp and says he looses 20% of the shrimp down the cracks of the BBQ-- any tips? Tin foil??

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