Tequila Jalapeño Shrimp -- Looking for an easy summer appetizer packed with flavor? This grilled tequila shrimp is quick-to-make and a light appetizer your guests will love | wearenotmartha.com
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Tequila Jalapeño Shrimp

Looking for an easy summer appetizer packed with flavor? This grilled Tequila Jalapeño Shrimp is quick-to-make and a light appetizer your guests will love!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Marinating Time1 hr
Total Time21 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Eclectic
Keyword: Grilling, Shrimp, Summer
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Sues

Ingredients

  • 1 jalapeño pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 1/3 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (from about 2 limes)
  • 1 lb. extra jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails left on
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Yogurt Dipping Sauce

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice (from 1 lime)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Combine jalapeño, garlic, and mint in food processor and process until minced. Add in the tequila, orange juice, and lime juice and pulse to combine.
  • Thread 4-5 shrimp onto a skewer and lay in a shallow baking dish. Repeat for all the shrimp. Pour the tequila jalapeño marinade over them. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Place skewers in fridge and let marinate for about an hour, rotating skewers halfway through. 
  • Heat grill to medium and lightly oil grill grates. Place shrimp skewers on grill and cover, cooking for about 3 minutes on each side until pink, before moving to a separate platter for serving.

Yogurt Dipping Sauce

  • In a medium bowl, mix together yogurt, lime juice, garlic, and salt and pepper until well combined.

Notes

  • If you're using wooden skewers, I recommend soaking them in water before threading the shrimp.