Marinated Shrimp Margarita Kabobs

  • Preparation Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook time: 4 minutes
  • Yield: ---


  • 1/2 cup Tequila
  • 1/4 cup fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces Orange Juice, concentrate thawed
  • 2 tsp Vegetable Oil

Skewered Shrimp:

  • 1 1/2 pounds large Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • soaked Bamboo Skewers
  • 3 fresh Jalapenos, cut each jalapeno into 8 small pieces
  • 1 large Red Bell Pepper, cut into 1/2-inch squares
  • coarse Salt
  • fresh Cilantro, minced
  • Lime Wedges


Prepare marinade, combining ingredients in a small bowl. Place shrimp in a plastic bag or shallow dish, pour marinade over them and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Fire up grill, bringing temperature to high (1 to 2 seconds with the hand test). While grill heats, drain shrimp, discarding marinade. Skewer shrimp with jalapenos and bell pepper pieces, avoiding crowding. Slide one end of the first shrimp on a skewer, add a piece of jalapeno and bell pepper to rest in the curve of the shrimp, and then slide the other end of the shrimp over the skewer. Repeat on the same skewer with a second shrimp and the jalapeno and bell pepper pieces. Assemble remaining kabobs and sprinkle them lightly with salt.

Grill kabobs uncovered over high heat for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes per side, until shrimp are just opaque with lightly browned edges. The jalapeno and bell pepper should remain a bit crisp. If grilling covered, cook kabobs the same amount of time, turning once midway.

When done, sprinkle kabobs lightly with cilantro, then slide shrimp, jalapenos, and bell peppers off their skewers into margarita glasses with salted rims and lime wedges. Makes for a great presentation as well as a delicious dish. Serve with actual tequila margaritas for best effect.