Tequila-Orange Grilled Shrimp

Tequila-Orange Grilled Shrimp

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4.6 avg, 15 review(s) 93% would make again

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Serve with Lime-Cilantro Rice

"Awesome! I made it exactly as written except that I didn't have shallots. I substituted about a Tbsp. of minced onion. Worked just fine. We'll be making this again and again."

- lylowe


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1 pound shrimp; large, peeled, deveined and tails left on
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 jalapeno pepper; very finely chopped
2 cloves garlic; very finely chopped
lime zest; of one lime
Coarse salt
pepper; freshly ground
1 cup Orange juice
1/4 cup tequila
1 shallot; finely chopped
1 tablespoon Unsalted butter
1 tablespoon chives; fresh, chopped

Original recipe makes 4



In a medium bowl, mix oil, half the jalapeno, half the garlic and lime zest; season with salt and pepper. Fold in shrimp. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes up to 1 hour.

In a shallow saucepan, comine remaining jalapeno and garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, orange juice, tequila and shallots; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until mixture is thick and syrupy, 7 to 8 minutes. Stir in butter; keep warm.

Heat a gas grill on high or stove-top grill pan over high heat. Grill shrimp, turning once, until just opaque, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter; pour tequila sauce over shrimp. Garnish with chives; serve immediately with lime wedges.




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I couldn't get the sauce to thicken very much but we really enjoyed it! We made it as an appetizer.
misaca25 1 year ago
Very good and has a nice kick, we grilled the shrimp then returned them to the pan a coated them with the sauce.
lori_caillouet 1 year ago
aprilsgranny 1 year ago
Excellent.... next time I make it I will enhance it by making it a tad spicier and will make the sauce more of a glaze as I thought it was a little too thin.
TheHipster 1 year ago
Totally awesome. Tried it using a charcoal grill and Applewood chips. Also squeezed a half of lime into the tequila sauce.
rj57 1 year ago
Incredible! It goes perfectly with the rice. We used a lot more garlic, though. And we used rum instead of tequila.
Dulcedeleche 1 year ago
This is a great recipe. I did have trouble getting the syrupy consistency, but it tasted great.
scootersweb 1 year ago
Loved it! Might consider removing shrimp tails if serving over a lime-cilantro rice. Great combo!!
Surf2turf 2 years ago
Was very tasty. Will be having again. Thanks
Radelli 2 years ago
We loved it !
nataliestamps 3 years ago
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