Tequila-Orange Grilled Shrimp

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Tequila-Orange Grilled Shrimp

original recipe: http://www.bigoven.com/recipe/162202/Tequila-Orange-Grilled-Shrimp

  • 1 poundshrimp; large, peeled, deveined and tails left on
  • 3 tablespoonsolive oil
  • 1 jalapeno pepper; very finely chopped
  • 2 clovesgarlic; very finely chopped
  • lime zest; of one lime
  • Coarse salt
  • pepper; freshly ground
  • 1 cupOrange juice
  • 1/4 cuptequila
  • 1 shallot; finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoonUnsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoonchives; fresh, chopped


In a medium bowl, mix oil, half the jalapeno, half the garlic and lime zest; season with salt and pepper. Fold in shrimp. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes up to 1 hour.

In a shallow saucepan, comine remaining jalapeno and garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, orange juice, tequila and shallots; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until mixture is thick and syrupy, 7 to 8 minutes. Stir in butter; keep warm.

Heat a gas grill on high or stove-top grill pan over high heat. Grill shrimp, turning once, until just opaque, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter; pour tequila sauce over shrimp. Garnish with chives; serve immediately with lime wedges.