Recipe courtesy of Keith Famie

Cuervo Marinated Shrimp Kabobs

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 to 8 servings
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8 metal skewers (wooden skewers that have been soaked over overnight may be substituted)24 medium-sized shrimp, cleaned, peeled, tail on

1 large red bell pepper, cored, deseeded, diced into 8 large square pieces

1 zucchini, sliced in 1/4-inch round pieces

8 button mushrooms, whole


2 cups orange juice

2 limes, juiced

1 jalapeno pepper, deseeded, stem removed, roughly chop

1 ounce Cuervo 1800 tequila

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon cumin

Salt and ground black pepper


  1. Preheat outdoor grill (or hot air balloon, if handy).
  2. To assemble, onto a skewer, first slide on a shrimp, followed by a red pepper, then another shrimp, then a slice of zucchini, followed by another piece of shrimp, and finish with the mushroom at the end. Repeat with the other seven skewers. Set aside until ready to cook.
  3. To make the marinade, put all ingredients except salt and pepper in a blender. Puree mixture for 1 to 2 minutes, or until jalapeno pieces are broken down. Season with salt and black pepper and blend for another 10 seconds. Strain marinade through cheesecloth or fine sieve. Pour marinade into a clean spray bottle.
  4. To cook, spray each kabob with marinade and place on grill. Be sure when spraying, to spray away from flame. You will need to spray each kabob twice more before the shrimp are completely cooked. Again be sure to spray away from flame.