One bite of Tequila-Lime Barbecued Shrimp and your palate will feel like you’re on a beach in Acapulco or savoring a sunset in Cozumel.  Serve them as a main course or as an appetizer or hors d’oeuvres. Extraordinary!
Tequila-Lime Barbecued Shrimp

Tequila-Lime Barbecued Shrimp
Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 24 skewers
  • 1 Cup Tequila
  • 1⁄2 Cup olive oil
  • 2 limes, zest only
  • 1⁄2 Cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 24 large shrimp, peeled
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 24 bamboo skewers
  • cilantro, chopped, to garnish
  1. Whisk together tequila, olive oil, lime zest and juice, tomato paste, garlic and hot sauce. Add shrimp; coat well. Season with salt and pepper; refrigerate 1 hour.
  2. To cook, remove shrimp from bowl; reserve marinade. Grill shrimp; be careful not to overcook. In a sauce pan over medium high heat, bring marinade to a boil. Pour marinade over cooked shrimp and toss.
  3. To serve, skewer shrimp individually; garnish with cilantro.


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