Tequila-Grilled Shrimp


The citrus marinade for the shrimp is spiked with tequila, which makes for a very flavorful grilled appetizer, or serve over rice for a quick and easy dinner.


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • ¼ cup silver or white tequila

  • ¼ cup lime juice (from about 3 limes)

  • ¼ 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.

    Tequila-Grilled Shrimp
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