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.
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
How to Make It
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.
Made these for a party, but did not want to do it at the last minute or have to thread everything on skewers, so i took another reviewers advice and made the shrimp in a pan on the stove. but i still grilled the peppers & fruit. then i combined everything overnight in the fridge and served it in a dish over ice so it would stay cold. I used red pepper flakes instead of jalepeno, and added bay leaves. Got a lot of comments on how tasty it was!
I made this dish as it appears and was disappointed because it was dry. I made it a second time and put the entire contents of the dish that had marinated in a large sautee pan and cooked the shrimp through, let it cool and put in refrigerator over night and put on platter and let it go to room temp. It was a hit. It is a regular for all my parties.