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Margarita Grilled Shrimp

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This recipe for Margarita Grilled Shrimp Skewers has amazing flavor thanks to the spices I used for seasoning (more about that later). This super easy grilled shrimp recipe that you can make all summer long.

One of my favorite things to fix on the grill is shrimp. There is just something about it that makes me fall in love with the flavor. My favorite recipe is 15 Minute Shrimp Tacos, however, this recipe for Margarita Grilled Shrimp is my new fave.

Recipe Ingredients

For this recipe, I used some neat spices that I got in from Rainer Foods. I wanted the shrimp to have a mild seasoned flavor because I wanted the Margarita salt and lime juice to really come through on them. You can use a little tequila in the marinade if you like that flavor, however, I do not so I left it out completely and they still tasted amazing.

Other ingredients in this recipe are olive oil, fresh jalapenos, brown sugar, sea salt, garlic, and pepper seasoning from Rainer Foods.

I use raw, peeled Jumbo-sized shrimp for this recipe. I recommend shrimp labeled “16 to 20 per pound”, also meaning that there are 16 to 20 shrimp in a pound, but if you like the smaller ones, you can use those also.

How to Grill Margarita Grilled Shrimp

Start with the marinade by adding lime juice, olive oil, and your spices to a bowl. Throw the shrimp in and allow the marinade to coat the shrimp.

Now, you can grill them or skewer them and grill them. Grill and char the shrimp until they are no longer opaque, around 3-4 minutes per side.

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Yield: 4 servings

Margarita Grilled Shrimp

Margarita Grilled Shrimp

Margarita Grilled Shrimp has the perfect flavor. Grilled to perfection and seasoned perfectly then topped with a sprinkling of Margarita salt and a squeeze of lime juice.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 lb. raw extra jumbo shrimp (16-20 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 1/3 c. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. minced jalapeno
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of Sea Salt, Garlic and Black pepper seasoning from Rainer Foods
  • chopped cilantro
  • wedges of fresh lime, for squeezing over top of grilled shrimp


  1. Shrimp can be grilled with or without skewers. If using wood skewers, soak them in water before using them.
  2. Place shrimp in a wide shallow bowl and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl combine all ingredients from olive oil through seasoning. Mix well.
  4. Pour marinade over shrimp and gently stir to coat evenly. Let sit for about 15 minutes.
  5. If using skewers, thread shrimp onto skewers.
  6. Heat grill to medium-high. Make sure grates are clean, and then oil them well.
  7. Set shrimp on grates and grill for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or just until shrimp are no longer opaque and have some nice char.
  8. Place shrimp on a platter and sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with fresh lime wedges to squeeze over the top.
  9. Sprinkle on a smidge of Margarita salt at the very end.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 67Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 890mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 6g

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Monday 20th of June 2022

I'm a sucker for grilled shrimp! These look perfectly delicious. I love that char on there.

Ashley Lecker

Thursday 26th of May 2022

My mouth is watering! These sound amazing!


Tuesday 10th of May 2022

Those shrimp look perfectly cooked and sound delicious too!


Tuesday 10th of May 2022

This flavor combo sounds so good for shrimp.


Tuesday 10th of May 2022

I've never made shrimp at home before but I know my guys will love it. And that sprinkle of margarita salt at the end, brilliant!

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