Chili Lime Tequila Shrimp


This has to be my favourite shrimp recipe and its also an amazing chicken marinade.  The tequila, lime and chili completely infuse the shrimp giving it an amazing kick!

If you can find raw jumbo shrimp they are wonderful skewered and grilled on the BBQ for a main dish or appetizer! If you skewer them and use disposable wood skewers remember to soak them for at least 30 min so they do not burn on the bbq!

I only had small baby shrimp on hand so after marinating them I used romaine lettuce hearts as little vessels to house fresh diced avocado and topped them off with the shrimp. Delish!



15-20 Jumbo Shrimp or 30-40 Small Shrimp
1 Lime
1 Shot of Tequila
2 Habanero Chili‘s
Cilantro for Garnish


Step 1– Dice  your peppers and remove the seeds, if you have plastic gloves I’d recommend using them, if not remember the pepper oil will stick on your fingers for a few hours and you don’t want to touch anything sensitive!

Step 2– Toss your shrimp, tequila and chili’s together in a glass bowl and marinate for at least 2 hours.

Step 3-  If you have the jumbo shrimp, skewer them and throw on the BBQ until both sides are pink (about 2min) or if you have the small shrimp you can broil them on a baking sheet on high for about the same amount of time. Garnish with cilantro.



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