Simple Supper: Tequila-Orange Grilled Shrimp


Toss peeled and deveined shrimp with a simple, spicy marinade then grill until charred and cook through. Top this dinner entree with orange sauce—splashed with tequila—and you've got the makings for a fun, flavorful fiesta.


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled, deveined, and tails left on

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 jalapeno chile, 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

  • ¼ cup tequila

  • 1 shallot, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

  • Simple Supper: Lime-Cilantro Rice


  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.

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