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jalapeno-tequila marinated shrimp

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Renae Waldner
Austin, TX

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

★★★★★ 1
serves 6
prep time 45 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For jalapeno-tequila marinated shrimp

  • 2 1/4 lb
    shelled, deveined uncooked jumbo shrimp
  • 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
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp
    fresh ground pepper
  • 6 Tbsp
  • 2
    garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp
    chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2
    limes, cut into wedges

How To Make jalapeno-tequila marinated shrimp

  • 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.

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