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Spicy Tequila Lime Shrimp Skewers

Spicy Tequila Lime Shrimp Skewers will have you coming back for more!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Marinade15 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 People
Author: Derek Wolf



  • 2-3 lbs Shrimp peeled & deveined
  • Chopped Cilantro for garnish

Quick Marinade:

  • 3 medium Limes juiced
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Cilantro
  • 2 tbsp Smoked Chipotle Mezcal *See substitute if needed
  • 1.5 tbsp Chipotle Purée
  • 1.5 tbsp Honey

*Seasoning Substitute:

  • 2 tsp Smoke Salt
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • ½ tsp Cayenne Powder
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper

Tequila Lime Butter:

  • 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 2 oz Tequila Blanco
  • 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • ½ tbsp Chopped Cilantro


  • Begin by adding your shrimp to a large food safe bowl or bag along with all the ingredients for the quick marinade (use the Smoked Chipotle Mezcal or seasoning substitute). Let that sit for 10-15 minutes, then drain the excess marinade. Begin skewering the shrimp onto the skewers and set aside.
  • Preheat your grill for direct cooking at high heat temperature (around 375-400F).
  • Add a basting cast iron skillet over the flames to preheat. Add your tequila to simmer for 2-3 minutes, then add your butter and garlic to melt. Let simmer for 1 more minute, then add the chopped cilantro right before taking it off.
  • Once the butter is done, pull off and add your shrimp to the grill to cook for 2-3 minutes per side. Once you flip the first time, begin carefully basting with the tequila lime butter. When the shrimp are done, pull off and rest for 1-2 minutes.
  • Garnish the shrimp with cilantro, serve and enjoy!



Serving: 0.17lbs of shrimp | Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 253mg | Sodium: 1005mg | Potassium: 465mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 1mg