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Mexican Margarita Shrimp

Mexican Margarita Shrimp

Give any evening a spicy flare with with this tasty shrimp recipe. A perfect summertime meal for family and friends. You can still eat great while being heart healthy!


  • 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp (26 to 30 count), peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup each lime juice, tequila and water
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Cooked brown or white rice, and lime slice for garnish


  1. Place shrimp in a shallow, glass dish. Combine lime juice and next 5 ingredients; add to shrimp and stir. Marinate, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove shrimp from marinade, reserving marinade, and thread onto 4 (15-inch) skewers, running skewer through each shrimp twice. Transfer marinade to a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes; set aside.
  3. Coat grill rack with vegetable cooking spray.
  4. Place kebobs on grill rack 4 to 6 inches over medium hot coals. Grill, turning once, just until shrimp is opaque, allowing about 3 minutes on each side.
  5. Remove shrimp from skewers and arrange over rice; spoon some of the marinade over each serving. Garnish with lime slices.

Yield: 4 servings

Nutritional Information: Calories: 397; Fat: 6.44g; Protein: 36g; Sodium: 480mg; Cholesterol: 299mg

Recipe and photo credit: National Fisheries Institute.

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