Tequila Shrimp and Citrus

Add tangy flavor to grilled shrimp by marinating it in margarita ingredients: tequila, lime juice and orange juice, plus a little bit of cilantro and garlic.  You'll have plenty of the margarita ingredients left, so make a cocktail to enjoy while the shrimp marinates. 

Coastal Living SEPTEMBER 2002

  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 1/2 pounds unpeeled, large fresh shrimp
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 orange, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 1 lime, cut into 1/2-inch wedges


Peel shrimp, leaving tails intact, and devein, if desired.

Stir together tequila and next 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Add shrimp; cover and chill 30 minutes.

Alternately thread shrimp, bell pepper, and orange and lime wedges on 8 (10- to 12-inch) skewers.

Grill, covered with lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until done.


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