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These flavorful grilled tequila lime shrimp are sure to be a hit at any BBQ or summer gathering! 

Tequila Lime Shrimp

These flavorful grilled tequila lime shrimp are sure to be a hit at any BBQ or summer gathering!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword tequila lime shrimp
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Marinade time 30 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Servings 4
Author Natasha Bull

Ingredients

  • 1 pound large shrimp (26-30/pound) thawed, peeled, tails on

Marinade:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons silver tequila
  • Juice & zest of 1/2 lime
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder or more to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine the marinade ingredients in a large Ziploc bag. Add the shrimp and toss gently to coat. Let sit for 30 minutes. 
  2. If using wooden skewers, it's a good idea to soak them for 30 minutes to reduce burning/splintering.
  3. Thread the shrimp onto your skewers. 
  4. Preheat BBQ/grill to high. Reduce heat to medium-high, and grill the shrimp for about 4 minutes/side, or until they're cooked through, taking care not to overcook. 

Recipe Notes

  • Keep in mind any BBQ/grill/grill pan is different, so actual cooking time may vary. 
  • Serves 2 as a main dish (assuming you have some sort of side with it), or 4 as an appetizer.