Rating: 4 stars
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
  • 16 Ratings

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

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Gallery

Credit: Karla Conrad

Recipe Summary test

prep:
25 mins
marinate:
15 mins
grill:
8 mins
total:
48 mins
Servings:
6
Advertisement

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

    Advertisement
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

261 calories; fat 9g; cholesterol 103mg; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 17g; mono fat 6g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 6g; sugars 1g; protein 25g; vitamin a 291.5IU; vitamin c 24.8mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 2.6mg; vitamin b6 0.3mg; folate 64.5mcg; vitamin b12 2.6mcg; sodium 1323mg; potassium 612mg; calcium 60.6mg; iron 1.4mg.
Advertisement