Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tequila and Lime Grilled Shrimp

Do you ever go through phases where you just crave one thing constantly? And no it's not called pregnancy. For the past month or so I crave and think about shrimp a lot. Like too much. But I've especially been wanting to try these margarita-esque grilled shrimp for a while. On top of the fact that it was National Tequila Day last week- why not add a little kick to your marinade? Plus the alcohol in the tequila cooks off so it's completely safe for kids to eat- just ask my seven-year-old niece- she devoured them! 

So last night I finally got the chance to make these. I ate them taco-style but I'll blog about that one later. Today is just for highlighting this delicious simple grilled shrimp. 

Tequila and Lime Grilled Shrimp

1 lb of peeled, deveined shrimp, whatever size you prefer 
2 tbs cilantro, minced 

2 garlic cloves, minced
Juice of 2 1/2 limes 
1/4 cup tequila 

3 tbs olive oil 
1 tsp cumin 
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper 

Mixing bowl
Gallon ziplock bag 

In the bowl, whisk together all the ingredients minus the shrimp. Place the shrimp in the ziplock bag and pour the marinade over it. Put the ziplock bag in the fridge and marinate for 2-4 hours. 

Preheat your grill on medium to high heat. Remove the shrimp from the marinade and place on the hot grill. Grill the shrimp for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes per side, using tongs to flip them over. You don't want the shrimp to curl up tight- just a loose curled tail (see photo above). 

Eat this shrimp as is- or better yet check back tomorrow for our delicious tequila and lime shrimp tacos with a pineapple, corn and avocado relish!! Pura vida. Xo

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