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Smoked Tequila Butter Shrimp
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Smoked Tequila Butter Shrimp

Another seafood recipe swimming in butter? Heck yes! Today we have a Smoked Tequila Butter Shrimp Recipe cooked over fire.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 2 people
Author: Derek Wolf



  • 2 lbs of Shrimp peeled & deveined
  • Lime Wedges for garnish
  • Chopped Cilantro for garnish

Quick Marinade:

  • 2 oz of Tequila or Mezcal
  • 1 tbsp of Minced Garlic
  • 2 tsp of Sea Salt
  • 1.5 tsp of Black Pepper
  • 1.5 tsp of Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp of Cayenne Powder
  • 1 Lime juiced
  • 1/2 of an Orange juiced
  • 1 tbsp of Canola Oil


  • 4-5 tbsp of Butter cubed


  • In a bowl, add your shrimp along with all the ingredients for the quick marinade. Mix together thoroughly, then place in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
  • Preheat your smoker to 275F for indirect cooking. Add some wood chips or wood chunks for added smoke flavor.
  • Pull your shrimp out and discard any excess marinade. Arrange your shrimp in a cast iron skillet neatly.
  • Add your shrimp to the smoker to cook for 20 minutes or until they are 145F internal. About 10 minutes before they are done, place your butter cubes thorough-out the skillet evenly and continue cooking until done.
  • When done, pull off the skillet and let cool. Garnish with chopped cilantro and lime wedges. Serve and enjoy!