Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tequila Lime Shrimp

This day must go down in history! The very first seafood recipe to grace the pages of this blog! If you haven't already noticed, Steve and I are not fish eaters. There are a few exceptions. I do love fried calamari and tuna salad. Steve loves all sushi and I really enjoy the salmon. Fillets of tuna, salmon or sole I just can't seem to get down, oh and then there's shrimp. I think I have tried shrimp at least once a year at the urging of my friend Marie. Anytime we are at a party that has shrimp cocktail she insists that I try it. I never, ever, EVER like it. So isn't it a huge surprise that I actually liked this grilled shrimp? I think it has to do with the grilling. I am going to be honest, although I liked it, I won't be making this once a week. Steve still won't eat it and I still have a long way to go. However, I know this recipe is a good one, especially since not one shrimp was left.

Oh and for all my bakespace peeps - SHRIMP, SHRIMP, SHRIMP - Please don't call it shrimps!!! LOL ;-)

Okay, so let me get onto the recipe. This was a busy day so we didn't get a ton of pictures but I think it's enough for you to get the idea.

I found this recipe on a google search and used this one from about.com. 

Tequila Lime Shrimp

Prep Time: 12 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


2 pounds large shrimp, unpeeled


1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup tequila
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 medium shallots, finely chopped
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons cumin
salt and freshly ground black pepper


Thread 3 to 4 shrimp on the skewers. If using bamboo skewers, make sure to soak for an hour before threading shrimp. Place in a large shallow non-aluminum dish. To prepare the marinade: mix together tequila, lime juice, garlic, shallots, salt, cumin, and pepper. Add in olive oil slowly, whisking until mixture is combined. Pour over shrimp and marinate in refrigerator for at least 1 to 4 hours.
Preheat grill for medium heat. Place shrimp on grill and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Remove from the grill, take the shrimp off skewers, and serve immediately.

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Joe Ambrosino said...

Nice recipe, Michelle. We have been waiting a long time for a new My Italian Grandmother meal.I'm also glad to see you stepping out and trying new stuff. A good chef needs to develop her palate, you know.

Spryte said...

YUM!! That looks delicious!!!

Patti T. said...

I don't eat shrimp, but I love tequila lime chicken, mmmmmm. I have a feeling my hubby would love this recipe.

Culinary Alchemist said...

YUM! And your right, shrimp on the barbie taste different than when they are fried, it is my preferred method of cooking shrimp as well. :)

Shrimps... LOL I just had to... Sorry

Courtney said...

Oooh I love grilled shrimp! This sounds awseom. :)

Stacey Snacks said...

Woman can not live on pasta alone!

I love fish, not so much shell fish though (lobster, clams, mussels, crab)...shrimp I do like in moderation.

I could eat fresh caught fish, grilled or baked with herbs everyday.
Your tequila shrimp (NOT SHRIMPS!) look great!

Mary said...

It is a lovely recipe and the shrimp look wonderful. It's no wonder that two confirmed meat eaters actually enjoyed it :-). You have a wonderful site filled with great recipes. I'll be back often. I hope the day treats you well. Blessings...Mary,

Cinnamon Girl said...

I really love shrimp! This is loaded with flavor - delicious!

teresa said...

mmmm, such a great way to enjoy shrimp, and so fresh and healthy too!