Margarita Grilled Shrimp

Margarita Grilled Shrimp

Jenny Thompson 0

"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."
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50 m servings 188 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 188 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 11.1 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.3g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 18.7 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 173 mg
  • 58%
  • Sodium:
  • 345 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Stir shrimp, olive oil, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, tequila, cayenne pepper, and salt together in a bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate shrimp in marinade for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.
  3. Remove shrimp from bowl and thread onto skewers; discard marinade.
  4. Cook on the preheated grill until shrimp turn pink, 2 to 3 minutes per side.


  • Nutrition:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.


  1. 313 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

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 ...

Most helpful critical review

Without even making this will tell you that is the marinade for ceviche and would not leave shrimp in it for 3 hours. Wouldn't even bother to grill shrimp just drain the excess marinade off and ...

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 ...

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 pow...

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 d...

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 marinate...

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!

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...

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...)