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Spicy Tequila Lime Shrimp Skewers
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
15 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Spicy Tequila Lime Shrimp Skewers will have you coming back for more!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Spicy Tequila Lime Shrimp Skewers
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 220 kcal
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
  1. 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.
  2. Preheat your grill for direct cooking at high heat temperature (around 375-400F).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Garnish the shrimp with cilantro, serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Spicy Tequila Lime Shrimp Skewers
Amount Per Serving (0.17 lbs of shrimp)
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 253mg84%
Sodium 1005mg44%
Potassium 465mg13%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 400IU8%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 115mg12%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not dietitians or nutritionist. Nutritional information on overthefirecooking.com comes from online calculators. While we attempt to make this information accurate, it should only been viewed as an estimate.