Margarita Shrimp Skewer Recipe

Summer grilling season is in full swing, now is the time to fire up your grill and impress friends and family with a great summer recipe!

Margarita Shrimp Skewers

Margarita Shrimp Skewers

Inspired by Rastelli Market Fresh Corporate Chef Kevin Guinta’s recent vacation to Jamaica these Margarita Shrimp are bursting with summer flavor.

Sauce:
¼ cup Honey
3 Tbsp Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice (about 2 Limes)
1½ tsp Lime Zest (about 2 Limes), finely minced
2 Tbsp Tequila
2 Tbsp Triple Sec

Shrimp:
12 Jumbo Tail-On Shrimp (21/25 count), peeled and deveined
1 Tbsp Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1 Garlic Clove, minced
¼ tsp Fine Salt
½ tsp Ground Cumin
½ tsp Chili Powder
¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper
Lime Wedges, for garnish

For the Margarita Sauce:

In a medium bowl, whisk together Honey, Lime Juice, Lime Zest, Tequila and Triple Sec and set aside.

For the Shrimp:

Combine the Shrimp, Oil, Garlic, Salt, Cumin, Chili Powder and Cayenne; tossing to coat Shrimp thoroughly. Cover and place in the refrigerator for up to four hours. Thread three marinated shrimp onto each soaked skewer.

Preheat an oiled grill or grill pan to medium-high. Place the Shrimp on the grill and baste with the Margarita Sauce. Cook the Shrimp approximately two to three minutes, basting once or twice while they cook.

Turn the Shrimp and continue cooking until just cooked through, for about two minutes more. Remove the Shrimp from the grill and baste once more. Serve the skewers garnished with lime wedges.

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