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margarita grilled shrimp

Margarita Grilled Shrimp Skewers

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These Margarita Grilled Shrimp bring the heat with jalapenos, lime, and wood-fired flavors.

  • Total Time: 65
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


  • 2 lb shrimp, peeled
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp cilantro, chopped fine
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced fine
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp tequila (blanco or reposado)
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle powder


  1. Mix all of the marinade ingredients together. Taste and adjust if needed.
  2. Add the shrimp, gently stirring to coat. Pour the contents into a plastic bag and marinate in the fridge for 30-60 minutes, depending on the size of the shrimp.
  3. Pull the shrimp out of the fridge 15 minutes before you’re ready to heat up the grill.
  4. Preheat your grill for direct cooking, high heat.
  5. Skewer the shrimp and grill over the coals, rotating as needed. They will take 2-3 minutes per side. The color of the shrimp should brighten to orange, and the temperature needs to be about 120F.
  6. Serve with more slices of lime and herbs if desired.


Shrimp cook very fast, so stay next to them and flip as needed.

  • Author: Brad Prose
  • Prep Time: 60
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Category: Seafood
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: Seafood
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