Jumbo shrimp are marinated within the flavors found in many Mexican dishes. A splash of tequila is included for the margarita effect, but you'll certainly leave it out if you favor - the dish is great either way!

Grilled Margarita Shrimp Kebabs are loaded with flavor and charred to a. These grilled shrimp promise to be the star of your summertime grilling!


Blake and that i have gotten the grilled shrimp method right down to perfection, a project we started experimenting with a couple of years ago. and may I just say I can never get enough!

These grilled margarita shrimp kebabs are marinated during a simple-to-make sauce with flavors you’d find in most any Mexican dish.



  •  1 tsp. minced jalapeno
  •  1 T. brown sugar
  •  1 tsp. smoked paprika
  •  1 tsp. chili powder
  •  1 tsp. garlic powder
  •  1 tsp. onion powder
  •  1/3 c. olive oil
  •  2 large garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  •  1 lb. raw jumbo shrimp (16 to 20 per pound), peeled and deveined
  •  1 tsp. cumin
  •  1 tsp. kosher salt
  •  1/2 tsp. black pepper
  •  2 tsp. tequila, optional
  •  thin slices of fresh lime
  •  chopped cilantro
  •  wedges of fresh lime


  1. If using wood skewers (small or large), start soaking them in water.
  2. Place shrimp in a wide shallow bowl and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl with high sides, combine all ingredients from olive oil through black pepper. Use an immersion blender to completely process until there are no sizable pieces. Or use a food processor or blender. Pour marinade over shrimp and gently stir to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.
  4. When ready to thread shrimp onto skewers, drizzle tequila over the shrimp and gently fold to combine. Then thread two shrimp onto each small skewer, with a folded slice of lime in between each shrimp.
  5. Heat grill to medium-high. Make sure grates are clean, and then oil them well. Set shrimp kebabs on grates and grill for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or just until shrimp are no longer opaque and have some nice char. Smaller shrimp will take less time. Place kebabs on a platter and sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with fresh lime wedges to squeeze over the top.

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