Grilling in the summer is a no-brainer. Sometimes though the extreme heat can be an appetite killer. These shrimp skewers are nice and light and only take minutes to grill. The shrimp marinates for only 30 minutes so it’s really quick too! If you continue to marinate the shrimp for an hour or so it will turn into ceviche, which is also delicious. So this recipe makes two completely different dishes! How fun!
- Grill pan
- bamboo skewers
- One large zip top bag
- One pound of large or jumbo raw shrimp, deveined and peeled
- One lime -zest and juice*
- 1/2 pint of Tequila*
- Two jalapenos diced, seeds removed
- One tablespoon of minced garlic
- 1/2 cup of Cilantro chopped
- One teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
Combine all your ingredients into a large zip top bag and marinate for 30 minutes. Place your shrimp on your skewers making sure you poke through the head end and the tail. Grill over high heat 2-3 minutes per side until shrimp is opaque.
DELISH TIP 1: If you want to eat the Margarita Shrimp like a ceviche then just marinate for another 30 minutes and the lime juice will cook the shrimp. Then chop up the shrimp and add some avocado and pour a little of the marinade with the shrimp and serve ice cold!
DELISH TIP 2: Sometimes limes are a little dry. If you microwave them for 10 seconds and roll them with your hands on the counter it should be juicier for you.
DELISH TIP 3: I use the cheapest tequila I can find for this recipe because it has a lot of flavor.