Grilled Shrimp with Tequila and Lime

grilled shrimp with tequila and lime
  • Servings: 6
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 15m
  • Ready In: 25m

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Grilled shrimp with tequila and lime.

Raw shrimp marinated in the tasty tequila-lime marinade and grilled on a charcoal or gas grill. You may also like to grill shrimp on skewers:

Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Charred Asparagus and Snap Peas Recipe

Marinated shrimp grilled on the grill and served with roasted asparagus and peas. Very delicious! This shrimp recipe adapted from

Ingredients: 1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil, 1 oz (30 ml) low-sodium soy sauce, 1 tablespoon (15 ml) rice vinegar, 1 teaspoon (10 ml) finely chopped garlic, 1 teaspoon (10 ml) finely chopped fresh ginger, 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped, 1½ pounds (720 g) large shrimp, peeled and deveined, 1 cup (250 ml) sugar snap peas, trimmed and halved diagonally, 1 pound (480 g) asparagus, trimmed and cut diagonally into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces, 2 teaspoons (10 ml) canola oil, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, fresh basil leaves for garnish

Instructions: In a mixing bowl, combine olive oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, and jalapeno pepper. Mix well and set aside.

Place shrimp in a large bowl. Pour 2/3 of ginger-soy mixture over and toss well to coat, reserving remaining mixture. Cover shrimp mixture and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

In a large pot, boil water over medium-high heat. Add snap peas and asparagus. Cook in boiling water for 45 seconds, then remove from the pan and plunge into a bowl of ice water. Drain well.

Preheat your grill over medium-high heat. Remove marinated shrimp from the refrigerator and discard the marinade. Thread about 5 marinated shrimp onto each skewer. Lightly grease a grill rack with nonstick cooking spray.

Place skewers on the greased grill rack and cook for 3 minutes on each side, or until shrimp is pink.

Preheat a cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add canola oil to the pan and swirl to coat well. Add cooked asparagus and peas and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Remove the skillet from the heat.

Stir in reserved olive oil mixture to asparagus mixture. Return the skillet to the heat and cook for a further 30 seconds. Remove asparagus mixture from the heat. Sprinkle with salt and basil. Serve with grilled shrimp.

You may also like Oven Grilled Shrimp

Grilled Shrimp with Tequila and Lime


  • 2 pounds (960 g) raw shrimp in their shells
  • 1 Tequila lime marinade (recipe follows)
  • Tequila lime marinade ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) Tequila
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) lime juice
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon Splenda
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed


Step 1

Put your shrimp in a big zipper-log bag. Pour the marinade over them, squeeze out the air, and seal the bag. Put the bug in the refrigerator, and let the shrimp marinate for at least a few hours, turning the bag now and then.

Step 2

When it's time for dinner, drain off the marinade into saucepan, and grill or broil your shrimp(3 to 4 minutes per side). While the shrimp is cooking, boil the marinade hard for a few minutes. This kills the germs so you can serve it as a dipping sauce for a grilled shrimp.

Step 3

Tequila Lime Marinade: Combine all ingredients together. Mix them well. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Step 4

Excellent dipping sauce for grilled shrimp Yield: Roughly 3/4 cup(enough for boneless, skinless chicken breasts or a couple of pounds of shrimp). In the whole batch, there are 13 g of carbohydrates,1 g of fiber.


Comments (2)

  1. posted by Laura Lancewicz on August 8, 2013

    How can it be a tequila lime marinade if there isn’t any tequila in it?

    • posted by Slava Bond on August 8, 2013

      Sorry,already corrected, you need 1/4 cup tequila.


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