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Southwest Zesty Margarita Shrimp

Southwest Zesty Margarita Shrimp
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 4 hr 30 min
  • Servings 30

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

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

Steps

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  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
15
Calories from Fat
10
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1g
2%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
25mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
Free
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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