Margarita Shrimp Kabobs

Hold a fiesta on your grill with shrimp marinated in lime, salt and tequila. Skewered with bright red peppers and fresh green zucchini and it both looks and tastes like a party.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
teaspoon grated lime peel
1/4
cup lime juice
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
tablespoons tequila, if desired
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
lb uncooked deveined peeled large shrimp (about 24), thawed if frozen, tail shells removed
1
medium zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1
large red bell pepper, cut into bite-size pieces
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix lime peel, lime juice, garlic, tequila and salt; add shrimp. Seal bag, squeezing out air; turn to coat shrimp. Let stand 10 minutes to marinate. Drain shrimp; discard marinade.
  • 2 On each of 8 (12-inch) metal skewers, alternately thread shrimp, zucchini and bell pepper, leaving 1/4-inch space between each piece. Brush with 1 tablespoon oil.
  • 3 Carefully brush grill rack with additional oil. Place kabobs on grill over medium-high heat. Cover grill; cook 5 to 6 minutes, turning once, until shrimp are pink and vegetables are crisp-tender.

Expert Tips

Don't slice the zucchini too thickly or it won't be cooked through when the shrimp are ready.

Try these kabobs with a garden salad and warm whole wheat pita bread.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
160mg
160%;
Sodium
340mg
340%;
Total Carbohydrate
6g
6%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%;
Vitamin C
80%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.