Source: Nathan Fong, food stylist and writer, Vancouver | Category: Appetizers, Entrees, Grilling

Spicy Mexican Shrimp Skewers

These shrimp are flavored in a zesty tequila, garlic, lime and chile marinade.

Spicy Mexican Shrimp Skewers

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup tequila 125 mL
  • 1/4 cup canola oil 60 mL
  • 1 tsp sea salt 5 mL
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 2 mL
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin 2 mL
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 Tbsp red pepper flakes 15 mL
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika 2 mL
  • 2 tsp chili powder or ancho chili powder 10 mL
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 60 mL
  • 1 tsp lime zest, minced 5 mL
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro 75 mL
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 lb medium shrimp 750 g
  • bamboo skewers soaked in water overnight

Instructions

  • 1. In non-reactive bowl (plastic or glass), combine all ingredients except for shrimp. 
  • 2. In heavy, resealable plastic bag, place marinade and shrimp, turning bag over a few times and refrigerate about 1 to 2 hours. 
  • 3. Remove shrimp, discard marinade and skewer. 
  • 4. Place on hot grill and barbecue for 5 to 6 minutes, turning over, or until they are opaque and tender. 
  • Tips: Use the freshest chili powder as possible as its aroma decreases with age. Shrimp may be grilled under a broiler instead of on the barbecue.

Yield

6 servings

serving size

about 8 to 10 shrimp

nutritional analysis

Per Serving

Calories115
Total Fat3 g
Saturated Fat0 g
Cholesterol145 mg
Carbohydrates1 g
Fiber0 g
Protein15 g
Sodium735 mg