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.


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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Thread 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.
2
In 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.
3
Melt 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.
4
When 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