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

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 jalapeno (mince)
  • 2 tablespoons/30 milliliters triple sec
  • 2 pounds/900 grams shrimp (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.