STREAMING NOW: Carnivorous

Jalapeno-Tequila Marinated Shrimp

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“I hate to say that I haven't tried this recipe yet, because it sounds so yummy! I am putting it here for safe keeping. If you like it HOT, don't de-vein or seed the jalapenos.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If using bamboo skewers, soak them for 20 min in some water.
  2. Thread the shrimp onto the skewers, again if using bamboo skewers, use 2 skewers this helps when turning them over - the shrimp don't spin around.
  3. Arrange the kabobs in a shallow baking dish.
  4. In a food processor, combine the 2 cups cilantro, jalapenos, onion, and garlic and finely chop.
  5. Gradually add the all the juices, olive oil, tequila, salt, sugar, cumin, and pepper until a bright green paste forms.
  6. Pour this mixture over the shrimp; cover and refrigerate for 30-45 minute Turn the kabobs several times during this marination.
  7. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  8. Add 2 cloves of garlic and 3 Tbs cilantro and cook 2 min or until garlic just begins to soften, stirring occasionally.
  9. When ready to serve, heat grill to medium.
  10. Drain kabobs and discard the marinade.
  11. Place kabobs on grill and cook 2-3 min on each side or until shrimp turn pink.
  12. Baste the shrimp with the garlic-cilantro butter frequently while grilling.
  13. You can serve these with lime wedges.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a