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
<u>Simple Supper: Lime-Cilantro Rice,</u> for serving (optional)
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.
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.
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.