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TEQUILA LIME SHRIMP {Margarita Shrimp Skewers}

Spicy Tequila Lime Shrimp Skewers are perfect for your next party. Tequila, lime, and a hint of Sriracha make these shrimp extra delicious.

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TEQUILA LIME SHRIMP

You guys know that I am in love with margaritas. Tequila and I have had a rocky relationship but we are together again and no longer on a break like Ross and Rachel.  

I recently made a 3-ingredient margarita for my 3-ingredient cocktail series. It was delicious and super quick to make. You know, for those cocktail emergencies.

Now I am taking my tequila relationship to another level with Margarita Shrimp Skewers!

These margarita shrimp are a bit on the spicy side, like a margarita with a kick to it, that pairs oh so nicely with the sweet and juicy shrimp.

Think of it as the perfect marriage of shrimp cocktail and a margarita. Who doesn’t love the thought of that?

Let’s get started with a spicy marinade that has all the components of a margarita. Lime, salt, tequila.

And then throw in some Sriracha for spice, some garlic for flavor, some honey for a hint of sweetness to counter the heat, and some olive oil to bring it all together.

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TEQUILA LIME SHRIMP INGREDIENTS

  • large shrimp (peeled, deveined, butterflied)
  • blanco tequila
  • lime juice (fresh squeezed)
  • honey
  • Sriracha
  • garlic
  • olive oil
  • skewers

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HOW TO MAKE TEQUILA LIME SHRIMP

FIRST: Place the peeled shrimp in a large bag. Leave the tails on for presentation if you desire. Mix your marinade by combining Sriracha, honey, tequila, lime juice, garlic, and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Pour over the shrimp and close the bag. Store in the fridge for 4 hours. When ready to serve, place 2 or 3 shrimp on each skewer.

SECOND: Preheat the oven to 400F. Place the shrimp skewers on a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes or until shrimp are done to your liking. While the margarita shrimp skewers are cooking, prepare the cocktail sauce.

THIRD: Mix the cocktail sauce, prepared horseradish, and Sriracha and place in a serving bowl. When the shrimp are done cooking remove them from the oven. Serve them on the skewers with the cocktail sauce, lime wedges for squeezing, and a sprinkle of parsley.

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

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HOW LONG SHOULD YOU MARINATE SHRIMP?

If the shell is on the shrimp still you can marinate them for up to 2 days if the marinade isn’t too acidic. 8 hours with the shell off.

If you use a highly acidic marinade I would only go about 30 minutes to an hour. This margarita marinade isn’t too acidic even though it does have lime juice so I like to go about 4 hours.

I’m going to grab some large shrimp that I have (I use the 16/20 count for this) and peel, devein, and butterfly them.  Pour the marinade over the shrimp and cover.  

Store them in the fridge for 4 hours. You can go less than this but the shrimp won’t absorb as much of the margarita flavors. Can we really call them Margarita shrimp then?

WHAT SIZE SHRIMP TO BUY

This recipe calls for 1 pound of large shrimp but shrimp come in all sizes so be sure to pick the right size for your recipe.

Shrimp is classified by size, i.e. 21/25, 26/30. These numbers mean the number of shrimp in a pound. The higher the number (51/60) the smaller each individual shrimp is. 51/60 is typically found in a shrimp salad.

  • 51/60 – small
  • 41/50 – medium
  • 36/40 – med large
  • 31/35 – large
  • 26/30 – extra large
  • 21/25 – jumbo
  • 16/20 – extra jumbo
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HOW DO YOU DEFROST FROZEN SHRIMP QUICKLY?

Place the frozen shrimp in a bowl with cold water for about 5 minutes. Drain the water and add fresh cold water and let rest another 5 minutes. Drain over a colander and rinse under water for 1-2 minutes and the shrimp will be ready to use!

DOES ALCOHOL COOK OUT OF THIS DISH?

Yes, in general when a recipe lists alcohol in the ingredients, the alcohol evaporates during the cooking process!

HOW DO I KNOW WHEM THE SHRIMP ARE DONE?

The shrimp will turn completely opaque when done. Typically, large shrimp take around 2-3 minutes to cook completely. Jumbo shrimp might take 4-6 minutes.

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TAPAS TIPS & TRICKS

  • While the shrimp are getting all cozy in the marinade, soak your skewers if you are using wooden ones. This will keep them from burning while cooking on the grill or in the oven.
  • I like to stick the shrimp twice to keep their shape and so the shrimp don’t flop around.
  • You have lots options for cooking: grilling, baking, pan searing.

The combination of the Margarita Shrimp skewers and the spicy cocktail sauce has such a great flavor and the right amount of heat!

You can’t have shrimp without a cocktail sauce. Even if they are already spicy and full of flavor. They just seem naked without a little skinny dip, or chunky dunk, in this tasty sauce!

COCKTAIL SAUCE INGREDIENTS

  • 3 tablespoons cocktail sauce
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha
  • parsley (for garnish)

This Spicy Cocktail Sauce is so good I might use it on my crab legs too!

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Freaky Friday Summer Edition 2017 | Take Two Tapas

Freaky Friday is a secret recipe swap between a group of bloggers where we make a recipe from another blog. But, the secret comes in to play, because you don’t know who is making something from your blog and what recipe they are recreating.  

Only the event organizer knows who is assigned to which blog. Then on Friday we all post and share all the recipes!  Like secret Santa but way more delicious!

I am bringing you this recipe as part of our Freaky Friday Blog Hop. The original recipe is for Spicy Tequila Shrimp by Sandra at The Foodie Affair.

Sandra says that she is not a writer, photographer or chef, but a self-taught home cook, wife, mother, and full-time professional worker bee.   I am in touch with these titles too!

She enjoys fresh flowers, candles, wine, and food that looks good and tastes scrumptious all the while working out and running to keep on enjoying all the yummy treats she makes!

Sandra blogs recipes that fall all over the spectrum. She has some healthy posts like her Chunky Avocado Dip and some sinful dishes like her Poutine Gravy Fries.  

Don’t forget about her sweet treats of which she has healthy and decadent ones.  Her Chocolate Chips S’mores Cookie Skillet and her Fruit Kabobs with Chocolate Cherry Yogurt Dip.

Check Sandra out as well as all the other bloggers that are participating in this summer’s Freaky Friday!

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These Margarita Shrimp Skewers have all the flavors of lime, tequila, and salt with plump juicy shrimp that can serve as a full meal or appetizers for a party!

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Spicy Margarita Shrimp Skewers

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Spicy Margarita Shrimp Skewers are perfect for your next party.  Tequila, lime, and a hint of Sriracha make these shrimp extra delicious!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds large shrimp (peeled, deveined, butterflied)

Margarita Marinade:

  • 1/4 cup Blanco Tequila
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (fresh squeezed)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha (or other hot sauce)
  • 3 cloves garlic (sliced thin)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
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  • 12 skewers

Dipping Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons cocktail sauce
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha
  • parsley (for garnish)

Instructions

Start by marinating the shrimp.

  1. Place your peeled (leave the tails on for presentation if you want to) shrimp in a large bag.
  2. Mix your marinade by combining Sriracha, honey, tequila, lime juice, garlic, and 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  3. Pour over the shrimp and close the bag.
  4. Store in the fridge for 4 hours.
  5. When ready to serve, place 2 or 3 shrimp on each skewer.

Bake your Margarita Shrimp Skewers

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Place the shrimp skewers on a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes or until shrimp are done to your liking.
  3. While the margarita shrimp skewers are cooking, prepare the cocktail sauce.
  4. Mix the cocktail sauce, prepared horseradish, and Sriracha and place in a serving bowl.
  5. When the shrimp are done cooking remove them from the oven.
  6. Serve them on the skewers with the cocktail sauce, lime wedges for squeezing, and a sprinkle of parsley.

Notes

*If you like this recipe, please leave me a comment and rate it with some stars.  Thank you!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 304Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 319mgSodium: 1725mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 35g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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Belle of the Kitchen – Crock Pot Honey Sriracha Meatballs
Bowl Me Over – Grilled Shrimp Nicoise Salad
The Devilish Dish – Southwestern Coleslaw
The Flavor Blender – Creamy Frozen Margarita Pie Slice with a Pretzel Crust
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Honey & Birch – Grilled Guacamole
Hostess at Heart – Easy Oven-Baked Chicken Fajitas
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Patti G

Tuesday 28th of April 2020

Hi there! While vacationing in Florida the month of February, we tried this recipe using big, Key West shrimp...(in 5 weeks we only ate out once, as we love to shop in the fresh fish markets and cook in). I usually decrease any citrus as personal preference, and finely chopped my garlic so some would stick to the shrimp while grilling. It was amazing, and we've made it twice since then...we're having it again tonight to celebrate our golden doodle's birthday..lol I prefer it without the dipping sauce, but my husband enjoys it both ways. Thanks for sharing. I even purchased your lime juicer suggestion and had it sent to our vacation rental so we could enjoy the fabulous margarita recipe, too!

Jennifer

Tuesday 28th of April 2020

I am so glad you like it! I will definitely have to try it with the Key West Shrimp when I am in Florida next time. These are definitely recipes to enjoy while vacationing!

Dawn

Monday 20th of August 2018

Tequila, Lime and Shrimp, what a wonderful combination. They also look absolutely delicious.

Sheila

Sunday 24th of September 2017

I would have to agree that margarita + shrimps are a great combination. Thank you for sharing this easy and interesting recipe. Can't wait to try this.

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