Grilled Drunken Shrimp and Scallop Skewers

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It's happy hour right here for these shrimp marinated with tequila. Cheers.

Grilled Drunken Shrimp and Scallop Skewers
Photo: Karla Conrad
Prep Time:
25 mins
Marinate Time:
15 mins
Grill Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
48 mins
Servings:
6

Ingredients

  • 20 large fresh or frozen sea scallops (about 1-3/4 pounds total)

  • 20 large fresh or frozen shrimp (about 12 ounces total)

  • ¼ cup tequila

  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh oregano

  • 2 teaspoon sugar

  • 2 teaspoon salt

  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • 1 1.25 pound jicama, peeled and cut into bite-size strips (about 4 cups)

  • 1 medium avocado, halved, seeded, peeled, and thinly sliced

  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves

  • Salt

  • Ground black pepper

  • Lime wedges

Directions

  1. Thaw scallops and shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp. Rinse scallops and shrimp with cold water; pat dry with paper towels. Place scallops and shrimp in a large resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish; set aside.

  2. In a small bowl stir together tequila, lime juice, olive oil, oregano, sugar, the 2 teaspoons salt, the garlic, and paprika. Set aside 1/2 cup of the tequila mixture to use in the jicama slaw. Pour the remaining tequila mixture over the scallops and shrimp. Seal bag; turn to coat scallops and shrimp. Marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes, turning bag occasionally.

  3. Meanwhile, for the jicama slaw, in a medium bowl combine jicama, avocado, and cilantro. Pour the reserved 1/2 cup tequila mixture over jicama mixture. Toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and chill until serving time.

  4. Drain scallops and shrimp; discard marinade. On six long skewers,* alternately thread scallops and shrimp, leaving 1/4 inch between pieces. For a charcoal or gas grill, place skewers on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium-high heat. Grill for 8 to 10 minutes or until scallops and shrimp are opaque, turning once halfway through grilling. Serve skewers with jicama slaw and lime wedges.

*

If using wooden skewers, soak in water for at least 30 minutes; drain before using.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

261 Calories
9g Fat
17g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 261
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 1323mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 24.8mg 124%
Calcium 60.6mg 5%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 612mg 13%
Folate, total 64.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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