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Tequila Marinated Shrimp


For the Marinade / Dressing  
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped onion 
  • 3 small cloves of garlic, minced 
  • 3 tbsp fresh cilantro 
  • 1/8 tsp salt 
  • 3 tbsp jalapeño pepper, chopped 
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 
  • 1 tsp curry powder 
For the Shrimp
  • 2 lbs shrimp, deveined, raw with skin – see cooking directions below.  
  • extra limes quartered for serving


  • Combine all the marinade ingredients in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Let the marinade sit at room temperature while shrimp is cooking.  
  • To cook the shrimp – Roast your shrimp on a baking sheet with the skin on in a 425 degree oven for 10 minutes or until cooked through.  
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let cool until shrimp is cool enough for you to peel. Peel the shrimp – leaving tails intact. 
  • Put the shrimp in a mixing bowl and while the shrimp is still slightly warm. Pour the marinade/dressing over the shrimp, cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours or overnight, turning the shrimp every six hours or so.  
  • To serve place shrimp in a serving bowl and pour marinade/dressing over the shrimp and serve with quartered limes.
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