Southwest Zesty Margarita Shrimp

Toast your friends with these zesty shrimp appetizers, marinated in a tangy lime, tequila, and cilantro blend, then quick-broiled.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 30 min
  • Servings 30

Ingredients

1/4
cup finely chopped green onions
1/4
cup oil
1/4
cup tequila
1
teaspoon grated lime peel
2
tablespoons fresh lime juice
2
tablespoons honey
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
lb. (about 30) large tiger (striped) shrimp, shelled, tails left on and deveined
  • 1 In medium bowl, combine all ingredients except shrimp; mix well. Add shrimp; stir to coat. Cover; refrigerate at least 4 hours or up to 8 hours to marinate.
  • 2 Spray broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray. Drain shrimp, discarding marinade. Place shrimp on sprayed broiler pan. Broil 4 inches from heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, turning once.

Expert Tips

Purchase the correct size of shrimp to ensure the appropriate amount of marinade and appetizer servings. The large shrimp needed for this recipe are 26-30 count per pound. For more intense flavor, marinate the shrimp for eight hours.

Prepare the recipe up to eight hours before serving; cover and refrigerate.

For your buffet, plan 6 to 12 appetizers of various forms and temperatures. How much to prepare? Allow for 3 to 4 appetizers per person per hour.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
15
(
Calories from Fat
10),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1g
1%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
25mg
25%;
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
Free
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.