Margarita Grilled Shrimp
The shrimp can be marinated up to 3 hours before grilling. The amount of red pepper used can be adjusted according to how hot you like it. The marinade is also great on chicken.
The shrimp can be marinated up to 3 hours before grilling. The amount of red pepper used can be adjusted according to how hot you like it. The marinade is also great on chicken.
I was intrigued by the recipe, however I needed an appetizer to take along to a party as a cold appetizer. I followed the recipe as presented and cooled the shrimp. I then made a second batch of the marinade but without the oil and mixed it with cream cheese and sour creame. I spread the amended marinade mixture on pieces of dark rye bread and pumpernickel and then laid the marinaded/grilled shrimp (after cooled) on top. It was awesome and everyone loved them.Read More
This was good, but I don't think I'd do it again. Living in Maryland, there's only one real way to steam/marinate shrimp and that's with Old Bay. Since I didn't find a marinade using Old Bay, I tried this one. It complimented my "surf and turf" dish of T-bone steaks, but I'll have to go back to my old stand-by. I guess I'll have to devise my own Old Bay marinade.Read More
I was intrigued by the recipe, however I needed an appetizer to take along to a party as a cold appetizer. I followed the recipe as presented and cooled the shrimp. I then made a second batch of the marinade but without the oil and mixed it with cream cheese and sour creame. I spread the amended marinade mixture on pieces of dark rye bread and pumpernickel and then laid the marinaded/grilled shrimp (after cooled) on top. It was awesome and everyone loved them.
This recipe was SO simple and the shrimp was delicious. I ended up using half a lemon instead of the lime because I didn’t have any on hand- I also added a combo of red pepper flakes & chili powder in place of the ground red pepper. Lastly I cooked the shrimp on the stove top instead of on the grill to make it easier- put about a tbsp of olive oil in the skillet and some minced garlic. Let that heat up for 1 minute then threw the shrimp in, allowed them to cook for about 2-3 minutes then added snow peas and sugar snap peas. The shrimp cooked for 1 more minute after adding the vegetables then I served the shrimp over brown rice. Absolutely delicious! Good next day too- I ate it cold (so the shrimp wouldn’t get overcooked) and just added some sliced avocado... thanks for the recipe Jenny :o)
This is the best grilled shrimp I've ever had. It was awesome! I did double the tequila but other than that followed the recipe exactly.
This recipe is absolutely fabulous! This tastes like something that you would order at a nice restaurant. It will not disappoint! Very easy to make. I used jumbo frozen shrimp that was already deveined, just had to peel them (but left the tails on for good looks). I have also used fresh shrimp from the market. Both do well. The bigger the shrimp, the better. I have used bottled lime juice when I don't have a lime laying around. I have also substitued dry cilantro as well, but you get a much better flavor from chopping it fresh. I've made this several times and it's always a hit. Great summer meal!
This was wonderful! My husband and daughter couldn't stop raving about dinner. I improvised just a little by adding 2 tablespoons margarita sweet & sour mix, and doubling the tequila. I marinated the shrimp for approximately 2 hours. I skewered the shrimp with red bell slices and served them over a bed of rice pilaf, with a side of steamed broccoli. The flavor of the shrimp was fabulous. This recipe is defintely a keeper.
My husband and I love shrimp on the grill and are always trying out new marinades. This was awesome! I served it with crusty bread and a big salad and that's all we needed. Loved it!
This is wonderful! To make it even better, here is my suggestion: double the marinade and set half aside. While the shrimp is grilling, simmer the extra marinade on the stovetop. Serve the shrimp over rice (I used and loved "Lime Cilantro Rice" from this site) and then drizzle the extra sauce over the shrimp and rice. So delicious!
I say this is a 4 1/2. I did add some margarita mix and OJ to make some more liquid for the marinade. It was great on the shrimp. Thanks for sharing.
This was sooooo good! I've made it several times and I love it more each time. The girls at work don't believe I've made this. They think I brought in left-overs from a restaurant! It's even good cold!
I made this on skewers on the BBQ for ten people and there wasn't a single shrimp left in the house. People DEVOURED it. It's absolutely wonderful! (Note: I did 3 tbsp of tequila...)
Fantastic recipe. I was looking for a quick and easy recipe for the shrimp I bought for an appetizer. It was not only quick and easy, but delicious as well. Lots of flavor.
This is a great way to do Southwest shrimp. Everyone loves this dish. I've been making this for several years, sans tequila; but, I endorse this nice touch. I've been using white wine in my marinade. Also, a finely diced Jalapeno or two can be used instead of the red pepper. I urge you to add the lime juice to the marinade less than an hour before cooking. I use more fresh lime juice (4-6 tbsp.) just before cooking. The lime juice tends to "cook" the shrimp even before the fire is applied.
This was so good. Too cold to grill, so I put the shrimp and marinade in a screaming hot cast iron skillet. Removed the shrimp when cooked and reduced the sauce by half, then added a pat of butter and poured over the shrimp. Definitely a keeper.
Delicious! So good and so easy to make. My husband is still raving about it. As another reviewer, I added fresh asparagus and cooked in a grill basket. I will make this one over again.
Just made this for the 3rd time. It's better if you use 9-12 per pound raw shrimp, peeled & deveined. Add an extra teaspoon of tequila & use 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper instead of ground red pepper. We use a grilling basket instead of skewers & turn 4 times. WOW!
You don’t tug on Superman’s cape. . . and don’t mess around with this recipe! Had these w/ “Easy Frozen Margaritas” from this site. Maybe it was the alcohol that made these taste so good but who cares. Simply great as written!! Suggest using wild shrimp as they’re more flavorful than farm raised.
Simply fantastic. I didn't change a thing. Well didn't have fresh cilantro so I used dried. Other than that it was perfect as written. Instead of using bamboo skewers, I use porcelain coated grilling basket(much easier and faster than threading all that). I also marinaded fresh asparagus(cut into 2-3 inch pieces) right along with the shrimp. Cooked the asparagus for 5 minutes and then tossed the shrimp in the basket. Stir occasionally. DO NOT OVER COOK the shrimp. Enjoy>>>>Thanks Jenny Best grilled shrimp to date for me.
Excellent and I only made one change...I doubled the amount of tequila. I will definitely make this again!
This recipe was delicous! We followed it exactly as written. Make sure to use raw shrimp. Do not over marinate or over cook! Grilled some fresh lemon and drizzled over shrimp right after grilling. YUMMO! Try this, you will not be disappointed.
A very simple marinade and grilled shrimp is one my favourite things to cook and eat! It is on the quite spicy side, which I love but just a heads up to others who want a more mild heat - cut back. Thanks for a recipe that allows me to have a shot of tequila with dinner. :)
So easy and so delicious! Only change I made was to use red pepper flakes in place of the ground red pepper.
Ooooh yessss! What can I say? I could eat this all day long! Quick, easy, delicious...bought several big bags of Costco shrimp because of this recipe!
I am rating the marinade only. I had difficulty detecting any shrimp falvour but then this is an appy finger dish so it doesn't really matter. Our Spot Prawn season is now in Vancouver and I can take whole live (very large) prawns and steam them in butter and lemon grass and mixed pepper corns and shalots in white wine and then peel them after cooking.
This is simply awesome! They make great appetizers too!
Delicious just the way it is. I wish we had more.
Yummy. Followed recipes exactly, turned out wonderful. Definitely plan on making again and again.
Added lots of garlic
This marinade, garlic, lime, OO, tequila, cilantro, pepper flakes and salt is a great go-to for chicken or beef fajitas. It's a keeper.
Amazing! I made 2 1/2 lbs for 4 people and ALL of it was devoured! Will definitely be making this again!
Made these for a bbq party and they were a hit!
This was good, but I don't think I'd do it again. Living in Maryland, there's only one real way to steam/marinate shrimp and that's with Old Bay. Since I didn't find a marinade using Old Bay, I tried this one. It complimented my "surf and turf" dish of T-bone steaks, but I'll have to go back to my old stand-by. I guess I'll have to devise my own Old Bay marinade.
My husband and I made these as a last minute appetizer to go with our steaks this weekend and the shrimp were truly the star of the meal! The only thing I added extra was another 1 tsp of tequila. My husband woke up this morning asking if I could make these again this week, but as the main course. OF COURSE I CAN!! Usually my husband cannot tolerate cilantro or lime, but in this dish he loved both of those ingredients. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
These were very simple to make and had just enough flavor that you could still taste the shrimp, not just all of the stuff that got put on them. I did increase the amount of tequila to about 3T, following other reviewers suggestions.
This shrimp is devine!!! It's the best shrimp I've ever tasted! Full of flavor and super easy and fast to make!!! I didn't have skewers so I used a heavy grilling pan on my stovetop. I put extra virgin olive oil, and some more minced garlic in the hot oil. The shrimp cooked for about 5 minutes total and was perfectly cooked! Yum
Enjoyed this recipe - great for summer grilling and easy!
Used this marinade on chicken leg quarters on my gas Weber Q last night and it was fabulous. The skin got deep brown and crisp and the meat was still juicy. This recipe will be used again for sure.
These shrimps were outrageous! I couldn't believe how easy and good they were. Everyone loved them! We will be making them often.
My first time cooking shrimp at home...this recipe made a delicious batch of shrimp kabobs I also used the marinade for chicken and both were delicious! Thanks for sharing. :-)
Updated review: this continues to be a crowd favorite. A couple of musts: definitely use the freshest cilantro possible, go heavy on tequila (we prefer silver - yes we can taste a difference), and reduce the marinade to use as a sauce. Sop it up with bread! Last time I air fried the shrimp on a skewer and will definitely use that method again.
These are awesome and easy. I put them in a tortilla with some mango and cucumber salsa to make shrimp tacos. Everyone loved them.......
Very light and flavorful, I used a tablespoon of Tequila but otherwise followed the recipe to a "T"
This recipe is so easy and so INCREDIBLE! We've made it at least 6 times since February. We love it, and highly recommend it! The first time, I borrowed Tequila from the neighbor, and the rest of the times I made it without. It's still amazing without the Tequila, but I may have to stop being a tightwad and just buy some of my own. If you make this, you'll be very pleased with the results!
Just a comment. The recipe calls for the shrimp to be marinated for 30 minutes, not for 3 hours.
Delish! I followed the recipe exactly, except I didn't skewer and grill them. Instead, after marinating for a while, I took out the shrimp, brought the marinade to a boil and then added the shrimp. They cooked up in about 30 seconds! I served it over garlic bread to sop up the delicious broth. I will make this again and again, thank you Jenny for sharing!
These were a great way to cook shrimp! I may cut back the red pepper just a bit next time because I don't like spicy food much, but the flavor of this was really delicious. Also, it was a breeze to throw together which is always a good thing. Yummy stuff!
I scaled this recipe for six people. Since kids were eating it, I omitted the red pepper flakes but kept everything else the same. I served this as shrimp tacos with avocados, limes, and shredded cheese, along with a side of Black Beans and Rice from this website. The result was everyone asking for THIRDS and no leftovers! We LOVED THIS! THANKS!
Tasty but I think it dried out the shrimp. I didn't think I overcooked them but they sure were dry. I think I'll just stick with salt, pepper & a bit of cajun seasoning next time.
Really delicious - they didn't have the margarita flavor I expected, but they were out of this world.
liked it! Added a bit more tequila, and used dried cilantro since I didn't have fresh. Marinated for several hours before grilling.
I've made this twice. Both times I have left out the tequila (ran out) and doubled the red pepper (used cayenne). Delicious.
This was a good flavorful quick way to do shrimp. Will come in handy for a quick shrimp dish.
Made this for dinner last night and it was fantastic. Only change I made was to up the tequila a bit per suggestions from other reviewers. Also subbed chili powder for the red pepper since my wife and mother-in-law can't take the heat. Will make it again and very soon!
These turned out great. I made them a little spicy but my hubby and 13 yr old son loved them. Will make again.
all I can say is WOW! So good I made it twice this week. Wouldn't change a thing!
My 5 yr old son and I love seafood especially shrimp. I saw this recipe and thought I would give it a try. This was one of the best grilled shrimp recipes I have ever had. I tried it once where I didn't have much time for the shrimp to marinade and it was good, but I tried it again and let the shrimp marinade for about 2 hours the second time. It was a lot better the second time. So the key is the longer you can let the shrimp marinade the better it will be. I also brushed the remaining marinade on the shrimp when I put them on before flipping the skewers for added flavor. I am definitely going to try the recipe on chicken also.
I have made this many times. Easy to prepare... I keep a nip of Cuervo in my spice cabinet just for this dish. If you don't like cilantro you can substitute parsley. Delicious
We loved this but didn't have time to grill it, so I baked them on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil at 325 until they were pink. They were yummy!
Excellent, everyone loved it! I doubled the recipe for jumbo gulf shrimp and marinated for 3 hours. Delicious, will definately be making this again!
Made this dish for a Memorial Day BBQ and it was fantastic! Everyone loved it and requested it be part of any party we have in the future! Can't wait to use it as marinade on chicken next!
Meh.....this was ok in my book. I added a bit more tequila and lime juice and it still didn't have a strong enough flavor for me personally. I'll try something else next time.
Quick and easy! I didn't have cilantro on hand so I omitted that, but when I have some in my garden again this summer I'll be making this plenty. I might add a little more tequila next time, I find I didn't really taste it.
Just made this for the first time and scanned the comments before proceeding. Not sure about the negative ones. I only made one substitution and that was by accident. I misread the ground red pepper and used red pepper flakes instead. It still turned out wonderful and I will make this again. It's definitely a keeper! Thanks!
Easy and quite good.
Simple and absolutely delicious!
These were excellent! After reading the reviews, I did add more tequila. I goofed and bought the wrong shrimp and they shrunk considerably on the grill so I am anxious to try this recipe again when I have better shrimp.
This shrimp is so good and we will definitely make again. We don't like cilantro and didn't miss it.
This was okay. I felt like it needed a sauce. Maybe next time, I'll double the marinade and make a sauce from that.
No cilantro because hubby doesn't like it. Used a dash of cayenne instead of ground red pepper. These came out so good!!!! Thanks for a great recipe!
Yummy Yum and very easy to make. These shrimp had a nice refreshing lime tast and the addition of the red pepper and garlic and lemon pepper (something I added) added a nice zest. They were really good. I also used whiskey instead of tequila (because we didn't have tequila on hand) and it was oh so good. This is definitely a keeper for a quick snack or a party.
This is a great recipe easy and tasty. I worked really well with precooked shrimp (its all I had) so that's a huge plus. Try it you wont regret it.
This was an absolutely awesome recipe. The only change I made was to add some honey to the marinade. The lime juice was just too overpowering. This was far better than any restaurant shrimp I have ever, ever eaten.
I made it as an appetizer for a BBQ seafood dinner party and everyone loved them. I usually try recipes out before I make them for a large crowd but this one looked delicious from the start.
I didn't find that the long marinade and tequila flavours merged with the shrimp. I've had tastier more bold flavours with other marinades from this site.
Fantastic recipe! Quick and easy to make. I'll definitely be making this again!
This was fantastic. I marinated the pre-cooked shrimp in it and think I liked eating them cold like an appetizer vs. cooking them on skewers tasted best. Will make it again purposely to bring to a party for an appetizer and serve in a pretty bowl with toothpicks for individual "sampling." I did try marinating chicken with the same marinade and it didn't turn out as well as the shrimp.
Prefer other shrimp
Ok this was delicious!!!! and so flavorful, i have no clue how some said this was bland, i did add a little more red pepper, but overall i kept the recipe ingrediants the same. i however got really small shrimp so there was no need to use skewers, i just dumped eveything in a skillet and sauteed it. i then made the cliantro lime rice and pour the everything in the skillet over the rice, yummy and so very easy. this will become a regular easily!!
Went great with the mango gazpacho on this site.
This was really good but next time I will increase the amount of cilantro because we hardly noticed it was in there.
Made this tonight, it was a little bland.
easy, wonderful flavors, used only half of the oil and grilled in a grilling pan, not on skewers and served over garlic rice.
Excellent flavor!!! Quick and easy. Goes great with a margarita.
Very good and very easy. thank you for sharing!
Awesome! I made a chili/lime mayo to dip them in. All my guests loved them and there was one left for the latecomers!
I make this recipe all the time. I do add a little more tequila, and a pinch of red pepper flakes to give it a little more zip. I would definitely not recommend marinating for more than 30 minutes, and I always brush the left over marinade on the shrimp while I am grilling them. They are delicious. Try brushing some olive oil and salt on some asparagus and grill it with them. TASTY!
This was good - I would have liked more margarita flavor, but the shrimp cooked perfectly as written!
So simple and delicious. This makes a great last minute meal even if you have frozen shrimp on hand, which I did. I was able to thaw my peeled deveined frozen shrimp in cool water at room temp in around 1/2 hour. Next time I make this I will save a little marinade aside to baste while grilling for a little extra moistness. But these were delicious.
Simply awesome. I marinated for a little over an hour and the flavor came out great. I did just eyeball everything and added a little of the margarita I was drinking at the time for more liquid but it turned out great. I think it'd be pretty tough to mess this one up.
This shrimp turned out fantastic. I doubled the recipe however and kept some marinade for basting the shrimp while grilling. Bon Appetite! Will definately make this again and again!
By far, one of the best tasting shrimp I've ever made. And that's saying something since I've enjoyed 68 years on the planet.
My daughter and I tried this tonight. She had 3 helpings. She didn't want anything else but the shrimp. It was really fantastic!
Absolutely wonderful shrimp!! Easy and oh, soooo delicious!!
I LOVE this recipe! Very simple to make and quite tasty! I've made it several times. Just be sure to not overcook the shrimp, it gets rubbery.
Best grilled shrimp! I add extra garlic, cilantro, and tequila. Everyone loves this!
I made these for my pool party and they were fab!!! Everyone asked if I bought them premade from a restarant! Of course I took credit for making them myself :) Thanks will make them again and again!
This recipe was just OK. I felt the marinade didn't get absorbed into the shrimp that much, and I marinated them for over 3 hours. I guess I was expecting more flavor than what I got.
I made this and it was delicious! i loved it and will definatley be making it again. Everyone loved it!
Great flavors!! I just made it on the stove and it turned out great!
This is hands down the best way to make shrimp! One of my top favorite recipes of all time!