Monday, May 2, 2011

Grilled Garlic-Tequilia-Lime Shrimp

This is my new favorite way to eat shrimp!  We've made this recipe several times over the years.  However, this past weekend I perfected the marinade.  It was the perfect combination of garlic (tons of it!), lime and a hint of tequilia flavor.  Soooo yummy! 

Fire up your grill and try out this amazing, delicious recipe!

Grilled Garlic-Tequilia-Lime Shrimp

(Serves 3-4)

1 pound medium shrimp, cleaned with tails on!
3 bell peppers, cut into 1 inch or bigger squares (I used a green, red and orange)
1 large sweet onion, cut into 1 inch chunks
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tbsp. tequilia
2 tbsp. lime juice (one lime)
zest of one lime
3 garlic cloves, minced (I actually doubled this because I love garlic!)
wooden or metal skewers to hold the shrimp, onions and peppers

Clean and devein your medium shrimp but be sure to leave the tails on.  Cut your peppers and onions into one inch size chunks.  Arrange your shrimp and vegetables onto the skewers. I alternated a shrimp with a vegetable, placing an average of four shrimp and four veggies per skewer.  Set aside.

Rub a garlic clove around the storage or plastic container where you will let the shrimp and marinade sit.  In a small mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, tequilia, lime juice and zest and garlic in a small bowl.  Stir well.  

Place the shrimp skewers into the storage container that has been rubbed by garlic.  Pour the marinade over the skewers.  Place in the fridge and let it sit for 2 to 4 hours prior to grilling. 

Grill shrimp and veggie skewers over hot coals or use a gas grill.  Shrimp only take five minutes or less.  Watch them carefully so you don't overcook them as they will become hard or too chewy. 

We served ours with salad, a side of cauliflower fritters (recipe coming soon) and homemade bread.  I love grilling season!

What are your favorite things to put on the outdoor grill?  Do you have any special marinades or sauce recipes?


  1. YUM! Like a margarita on a stick!

  2. I love grilling season as well, i just ordered adam a Big Green Egg for his birthday and it should be here this week, can't wait to try it out-now if it would only stop snowing!!! anne

  3. Love grilling! A co-worker gave me a recipe that makes really great grilled chicken. "marinate" breasts in yogurt in a ziploc overnight. About an hour before grilling, cut slits in chicken and rub with olive oil, lemon juice and whatever spices tickle your fancy - let it sit for about an hour. Grill 'er up!!! Very tender and juicy chicken!!