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Tequila Time Shrimp Kabobs 

Tequila Time Shrimp Kabobs

Tequila Time Shrimp Kabobs 

Tequila and lime add a refreshing twist to this summertime kabob recipe. The unexpected addition of shrimp makes them all the more special. Keep this recipe in your back pocket for your next summer barbecue.

  • Author: Addie Gundry
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Chill Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6-8 1x
  • Category: Entrées


  • 1/4 cup lime juice, plus 2 limes, cut into wedges
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 jalapeño chile, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into wedges
  • 1 onion, cut into wedges
  • 6to 8 wooden skewers, soaked in water
  • Yellow rice for serving


  1. In a large bowl, combine the lime juice, tequila, oil, jalapeño, garlic, paprika, cumin, red pepper flakes, salt, and Add the shrimp to the bowl and toss. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Preheat the grill pan over medium heat. Alternate the shrimp, red bell pepper wedges, onion wedges, and lime wedges on Place the skewers on the grill pan and cook for 5 minutes. Remove the food from the skewers, if desired, and serve with yellow rice.

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