Grilled Tequila-Lime Shrimp

Grilled Tequila-Lime Shrimp

An incredible flavor-packed appetizer. This recipe is especially well suited for the warmth and energy of Spring and Summer.

Yields 4 Servings


  • 2 tablespoons Lime Juice
  • 2 tablespoons Tequila
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 pinch Garlic Salt
  • 1 pinch Ground Cumin
  • Ground Black Pepper to taste
  • 1 pound Large Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 6 (10 inch) Wooden Skewers
  • 1 Large Lime, quartered


  1. Whisk together the lime juice, tequila, olive oil, garlic salt, cumin, and black pepper in a bowl until well blended. Pour into a large resealable plastic bag; add the shrimp, seal bag and turn to coat evenly. Refrigerate 1 to 4 hours before grilling.
  2. Soak skewers at least 30 minutes in water to prevent burning.
  3. Preheat outdoor grill for medium-high heat. Lightly oil grill grate, and place about 4 inches from heat source.
  4. Drain and discard marinade from shrimp. Thread shrimp onto prepared skewers, 5 to 6 per skewer.
  5. Cook, uncovered, on preheated grill until shrimp turn pink, turning once, for 5 to 7 minutes. Serve with lime wedges for garnish.

*Recipe courtesy of kellen.f via

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