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.
Tips for Delicious Grilled Shrimp Skewers
Grilling shrimp is honestly so easy! Don’t overthink it - choosing and preparing your shrimp is more important than the grilling itself, I promise.
Purchase fresh shrimp if possible. In fact, if possible purchase it the day you’re cooking!
Use large or jumbo shrimp - They are just easier to work with and create the perfect succulent results with all that charred exterior.
Soak wooden skewers in water so that they won’t burn as badly on the grill! Ideally, leave them in the water for at least half an hour.
Do not overcook the shrimp. I promise you’ll know when it’s done- just watch the color!
Serve shrimp with fresh lime wedges. Limes provide fresh color and an element of lime-squeezing fun.
On the Stovetop
If you’re making this tequila lime shrimp on the stovetop, simply omit the bamboo skewers and sauté traditionally.
Prep and Marinate – Make sure shrimp are completely thawed. Follow steps above for marinating and coating shrimp.
Heat Oil – Heat oil over medium high heat in a large skillet. When oil moves around the pan easily, add shrimp. (They will sizzle when they hit the pan.)
Sauté – 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!
Prep and Marinate – Set your oven to broil. Marinate your shrimp as listed in steps above.
Line Sheet Pan with Shrimp – 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!