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Grilled Shrimp Recipe
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Grilled Shrimp

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

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. 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.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate. Soak wooden skewers in a bowl of water for 30 minutes.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 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!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 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.

Jul 14, 2012

These were pretty good but a tad too spicy for me, I suspect it was the combination of Cajun seasoning and pepper.

Aug 05, 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.

Apr 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.

Oct 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!

Jun 22, 2015

The flavor was nice but it was too salty. I blame the store brand of Cajun seasoning which probably has more salt than a more expensive brand. If I use this recipe again, I'll leave out the seasoning salt to reduce the saltiness.

Jun 05, 2015

Amazing recipe, my wife and I like spicy so I was heavy handed with the Cajun spice and the cayenne pepper. I served it with grilled zucchini and squash also marinated with the same spices.


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  • Calories
  • 184 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.9 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 80 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 14 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 8.8 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 441 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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