Tequila Lime Grilled Shrimp

This recipe for Tequila Lime Shrimp are perfect to serve with some warm tortillas and some guacamole or salsa fresca. These shrimp are perfect for a light summer meal. You can also toss these shrimp on some cheesy grits for a more hearty meal.


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Tequila Lime Grilled Shrimp

Course Grilling, Main Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Tequila Lime Shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 pound large shrimp thawed, peeled, tails on
  • 1 each lime juice & zest zest before juicing
  • 2 tbsp silver tequila
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar
  • 1 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lime quartered
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro roughly chopped

Optional Finishes


  • Combine the marinade ingredients in a large Ziploc bag. Add the shrimp and toss gently to coat. Let sit for 30 minutes.
  • If using wooden skewers, it's a good idea to soak them in water (or lime water for added flavor) for 30 minutes to reduce burning/splintering.
  • Thread the shrimp onto your skewers.
  • Preheat BBQ/grill to high. Reduce heat to medium-high, and grill the shrimp for about 4 minutes/side, or until they're pink and gently firm, taking care not to overcook.
  • Serve with warm, fresh tortillas, salsa and guacamole. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and a squeeze of lime.

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