Recipe courtesy of Abigail Hitchcock

Tequila Lime Marinated Shrimp

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 55 min
  • Prep: 40 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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1/4 cup Tequilla

1/4 cup lime juice

1 tablespoon honey

1 lemon, quartered

1 small onion, quartered

2 bay leaves

8 peppercorns

1 (1-pound) bag frozen salad shrimp

1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

1 Jalapeno pepper, chopped


  1. In a small saucepan combine tequilla, lime juice and honey. Bring just to a boil to melt honey and evaporate most of the alcohol. Set aside.
  2. Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil. Add lemon, onion, bay leaves and peppercorns to boiling water. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Add salad shrimp and simmer until shrimp are thawed, about 2 to 3 minutes. Drain shrimp and place in bowl. Add Tequilla mixture, cilantro and jalapeno to shrimp and toss.
  4. Chill in refrigerator, covered until ready to use or for a quick chill, place bowl over ice. Serve on platter with endive spears, crackers or alone with toothpicks for spearing.
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