Margarita Grilled Shrimp

Margarita Shrimp on the Grill
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  • 18 mins
  • Prep: 12 mins,
  • Cook: 6 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6
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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.

What You'll Need

  • 2 pounds (900 g) shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) tequila
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) triple sec

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients, except shrimp, in a medium mixing bowl. Add shrimp, cover and let marinate in ​the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours.
  2. Remove shrimp and save marinade. In a small saucepan, bring marinade to boil, reduce heat to low and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Thread shrimp onto skewers and grill for 5 to 6 minutes, turning occasionally.
  4. 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.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 344
    Total Fat 15 g
    Saturated Fat 2 g
    Unsaturated Fat 9 g
    Cholesterol 345 mg
    Sodium 821 mg
    Carbohydrates 8 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Protein 43 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)