Jalapeno-tequila Marinated Shrimp Recipe

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Jalapeno-Tequila Marinated Shrimp

Renae Waldner

By
@rwaldner

This dish made with the following ingredients is not too spicy. If you want to kick it up, don't seed the jalapeno.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
6
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Grill

Ingredients

SHRIMP

2 1/4 lb
shelled, deveined uncooked jumbo shrimp

MARINADE

2 c
coarsely chopped loosly packed fresh cilantro
4-6
jalapenos, veins and seeds removed, coursely chopped
1/2
small onion, coarsely chopped
3
cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
1/4 c
fresh orange juice
1/4 c
fresh lime juice
1/4 c
extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp
tequila
1 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
sugar
1/2 tsp
ground cumin
1/2 tsp
fresh ground pepper

GARLIC-CILANTRO BUTTER

6 Tbsp
butter
2
garlic cloves, chopped
3 Tbsp
chopped fresh cilantro

GARNISH

2
limes, cut into wedges

Step-By-Step

1Thread shrimp onto 6 (10-12")metal or bamboo skewers. (If using bamboo, soak in water 20 min.) Then insert 2 skewers into each shrimp to keep them from slipping. Arrange kebobs in shallow baking dish. OR you can skip this step completely and use a grilling basket (or foil) instead.
2In a food processor, combine cilantro, chiles, onion and 3 garlic cloves; finely chop. Gradually add all remaining marinade ingredients, processing until bright green paste forms. Pour minture over shrimp. Cover; refrigerate 30-60 min., turning several times to marinate evenly.
3Melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat. Add 2 garlic cloves and cilantro; cook 2 minutes or until garlic just begins to soften, stirring constantly.
4When ready to serve, heat grill or broiler. Drain kebobs and discard marinade. Place on grill over med heat or charcoal or broil 4-6" from heat 2-3 mins on each side or until shrimp turn pink, basting with garlic-cilantro butter. Serve with lime wedges.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Southwestern
Hashtags: #grilled, #shrimp