We had a request for recipes for grilled margarita shrimp. The first recipe that we found comes from Weber’s Big Book of Grilling.
1/3 Cup Tequila
2 T. extra virgin olive oil
2 T. fresh lime juice
1 T. minced garlic
1 T. minced jalapeno
1 t. ground coriander
1/2 t. pepper
Mix and place in Ziploc bag. Add 32 large shrimp and refrigerate for 30-45 minutes. Drain and discard marinade. Thread shrimp on bamboo skewers. Sprinkle with salt. Grill over direct heat 2-4 minutes, turning once. Serve with lime wedges.
The next recipe came from the Internet. It is somewhat similar to the first one but it does have some different ingredients.
Tequila Lime Shrimp
2 pounds large shrimp, unpeeled
1/2 Cup olive oil
1/4 Cup tequila
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 medium shallots, finely chopped
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons cumin
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Thread 3-4 shrimp on each skewer. If using bamboo skewers, make sure to soak for an hour before threading shrimp. Place in a large shallow non-aluminum dish. To prepare the marinade: mix together tequila, lime juice, garlic, shallots, salt, cumin, and pepper. Add in olive oil slowly, whisking until mixture is combined. Pour over shrimp and marinate in refrigerator for at least 1-4 hours. Preheat grill for medium heat. Place shrimp on grill and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove from the grill, take the shrimp off skewers, and serve immediately.
Looking at this recipe, I would peel the shrimp first. I am not sure I would marinate unpeeled shrimp. But the marinade sounds good.
The third recipe came from www.recipezaar.com and Top Secret Recipes. The request asked for something similar to Chili’s and this is what we found. While it is not a grilled shrimp recipe we are including it too.
Chili’s Spicy Garlic & Lime Shrimp
2 T. butter
1 clove garlic, pressed
24 fresh large shrimp, peeled (about 1 pound)
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
Make the seasoning blend by combining all the spices in a small bowl. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Add butter to the pan. When the butter is melted, stir in the pressed garlic. Immediately, add the shrimp to the pan. Cut the lime in half and squeeze each half into the pan over the shrimp. Sprinkle the entire seasoning blend over the shrimp, and give it all a good stir. Saute the shrimp for 5-8 minutes or until they begin to brown. Be sure to cook both sides of all the shrimp.
All of the recipes look really good and we hope that you will try them. If you do, let us know what you think. And remember, let us be your recipe assistants. Happy cooking!