Well seasoned, delicious grilled shrimp. Great served for dinner with a salad.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk olive oil, lime juice, tequila, garlic powder, Cajun seasoning, seasoned salt, and black pepper in a bowl; pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add shrimp, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 4 hours.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate. Soak wooden skewers in a bowl of water for 30 minutes.

  • Remove shrimp from the marinade, and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade. Thread shrimp on skewers, piercing once near the tail and once near the head.

  • Arrange skewers on preheated grill; cook shrimp until they are bright pink on the outside and the meat is no longer transparent in the center, 6 to 8 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

184 calories; protein 8.8g 18% DV; carbohydrates 1.9g 1% DV; fat 14g 22% DV; cholesterol 79.9mg 27% DV; sodium 440.5mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (38)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2013
omgOOOOODDDNESSS! I made this for a dinner I hosted for my neighbors, and I was SO pleased with the flavor!! The only thing I changed, was I added fresh minced garlic to the marinade-and, Oh yes I was out of lime juice so I used lemon. AND- I was only able to marinate for about 1-2 hours, but the flavor was sensational! My new favorite grilled shrimp!! Thank you for this recipe!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/22/2013
Although I thought this was fantastic.... the rest of my family didn't care for it. I would do a 5 star if you like heat and a lot of it. It was way too spicy for even my husband. Read More
(5)
55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2013
omgOOOOODDDNESSS! I made this for a dinner I hosted for my neighbors, and I was SO pleased with the flavor!! The only thing I changed, was I added fresh minced garlic to the marinade-and, Oh yes I was out of lime juice so I used lemon. AND- I was only able to marinate for about 1-2 hours, but the flavor was sensational! My new favorite grilled shrimp!! Thank you for this recipe!! Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2012
These were pretty good but a tad too spicy for me I suspect it was the combination of Cajun seasoning and pepper. Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
05/21/2013
Although I thought this was fantastic.... the rest of my family didn't care for it. I would do a 5 star if you like heat and a lot of it. It was way too spicy for even my husband. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2012
Very tasty! I used 1.5 lbs of raw shrimp and marinated for 5 hours. Great tangy taste without being too hot for our girls. I served it over some phad thai noodles. yumm! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2013
Excellent flavor and the spices were very good. However I found it a bit too salty and the next time I use the marinade I will cut the salt in half. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2012
ABSOLUTELY Delish!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2013
Very good shrimp was not dry at all. Used Chesapeake Bay seasoning instead of Cajun and no seasoned salt. Served with steamed rice. Highly recommend this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2017
I forgot the tequila this time and it still came out great. I will be making it again but will remember the tequila this time. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2013
Made this tonight and it was great. Read other reviews and did not add the salt and pepper because Cajun seasoning is salty on it's own. I like things spicy so when the shrimp was on the skewers I sprinkled a little more Cajun seasoning on each side. Read More
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