Margarita Grilled Shrimp

Margarita Shrimp on the Grill
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Prep: 12 mins
Cook: 6 mins
Total: 18 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Yield: 2 pounds
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
291 Calories
12g Fat
4g Carbs
34g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 291
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 317mg 106%
Sodium 1421mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 141mg 11%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 274mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This margarita grilled shrimp dish is marinated in a tart, sweet and spicy glaze that you'll come to crave. Expect to make this recipe time and time again.


  • 1/4 cup (60 milliliters) tequila

  • 1/4 cup (60 milliliters) cilantro, chopped

  • 1/4 cup (60 milliliters) olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 jalapeño, minced

  • 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) triple sec

  • 2 pounds (900 gramsshrimp, peeled and deveined

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine all ingredients, except shrimp, in a medium mixing bowl.

  3. Add shrimp, cover and let marinate in ​the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours.

  4. Remove shrimp and save marinade. In a small saucepan, bring marinade to boil, reduce heat to low and let simmer for 10 minutes.

  5. Thread shrimp onto skewers and grill for 5 to 6 minutes, turning occasionally.

  6. Remove from grill and serve immediately with cooked sauce or simply take shrimp off of skewers, place into a dish and pour sauce over top. Garnish with chopped cilantro leaves.