Zesty Tequila Lime Shrimp Skewers
This incredible tequila lime shrimp recipe is the essence of your favorite summertime margarita, in the form of incredible shrimp skewers - perfect for throwing on the grill.
Entree, Main Course
fresh squeezed or store bought
red pepper fakes
Combine marinade ingredients and marinate refrigerated for 30 minutes up to six hours.
Dry shrimp and put on skewers (metal or bamboo soaked 15+ minutes in water).
Preheat grill to medium high. Brush grill grate with olive oil.
Grill shrimp 2-3 minutes until the shrimp turn pink.
Flip and grill 2-3 minutes on the other side until translucent and pink.
Honey Lime Shrimp
– Add a touch of honey (or agave) to sweeten it up!
– Add a crack of sea salt to the finished product and you’ll have a true margarita shrimp- so good!
A Mexican Spin
– for an added burst of Mexican flavor, throw a table spoon of cilantro and a teaspoon of cumin in the marinade. If you really want to spice it up, add a teaspoon of diced jalapeno!
On the Stovetop
If you’re making this tequila lime shrimp on the stovetop, simply omit the bamboo skewers and sauté traditionally.
Make sure shrimp are completely thawed.
Follow steps above for marinating and coating shrimp.
Heat oil over medium high heat in pan.
When oil moves around the pan easily, add shrimp. (They will sizzle when they hit the pan.)
Sauté the shrimp for about three minutes per side, until pink and completely opaque- this is how you’ll know when they are done.
In the Oven
This method might be the easiest way to cook your shrimp!
Set your oven to broil.
Marinate your shrimp as listed in steps above.
Arrange your shrimp on a baking sheet in an even layer – I like to use aluminum foil for easy clean up. A quick spray of olive oil on the foil will help eliminate sticking, too!
Broil for 2-3 minutes, watching closely. You’re looking for that perfect pink color discussed in the other cooking methods above – it’s so easy!
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