Tequila Marinated Prawns

    45 min

    Prawns are marinated briefly in tequila, lime juice and fresh coriander - then threaded onto wooden skewers and cooked on the bbq. The marinade is delicious with chicken, too.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 455g prawns, peeled and deveined
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1-2 tablespoons tequila
    • freshly chopped cilantro
    • cayenne pepper
    • salt
    • 4 long wooden bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 20 minutes

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:30min marinating  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Combine the prawns, garlic, lime juice, olive oil, tequila, coriander, red pepper and salt in a bowl; toss to combine; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
    2. Heat the bbq and lightly oil the grate. Thread the prawns onto the wooden skewers and throw away the marinade.
    3. Cook for 2 or 3 minutes per side.

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    I was intrigued by the recipe, however I needed an appetizer to take along to a party as a cold appetizer. I followed the recipe as presented and cooled the shrimp. I then made a second batch of the marinade but without the oil and mixed it with cream cheese and sour creame. I spread the amended marinade mixture on pieces of dark rye bread and pumpernickel and then laid the marinaded/grilled shrimp (after cooled) on top. It was awesome and everyone loved them.  -  04 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe was SO simple and the shrimp was delicious. I ended up using half a lemon instead of the lime because I didn’t have any on hand- I also added a combo of red pepper flakes & chili powder in place of the ground red pepper. Lastly I cooked the shrimp on the stove top instead of on the grill to make it easier- put about a tbsp of olive oil in the skillet and some minced garlic. Let that heat up for 1 minute then threw the shrimp in, allowed them to cook for about 2-3 minutes then added snow peas and sugar snap peas. The shrimp cooked for 1 more minute after adding the vegetables then I served the shrimp over brown rice. Absolutely delicious! Good next day too- I ate it cold (so the shrimp wouldn’t get overcooked) and just added some sliced avocado... thanks for the recipe Jenny :o)  -  07 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is the best grilled shrimp I've ever had. It was awesome! I did double the tequila but other than that followed the recipe exactly.  -  29 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)