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Tequila Grilled Shrimp

Created by Chef Justin Smillie
Recipe uses Original Red Sauce
Original Red Sauce
Makes 4 servings.
Tequila Grilled Shrimp
Tequila Grilled Shrimp


2 red bell peppers, stemmed and de-seeded
4 limes, cut in half
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more for the grill
1/4 cup silver tequila
25 cilantro sprigs, chiffonade
1/2 cup chives, cut into very thin long strips
6 cloves garlic, grated
1 inch piece ginger, grated
1/8 cup fresh lime juice, plus zest
2 tablespoons agave
Kosher salt, to taste
16 jumbo head-on and tail-on shrimp, peeled and deveined


Heat grill to medium-high heat and place the peppers over the flame until charred. Repeat with limes, charring the flesh side of the limes and set aside. In a food processor, puree the charred roasted peppers for 30 seconds.

Combine all marinade ingredients and pureed red peppers in a large mixing bowl over ice and allow to stand for 20 minutes. Remove from ice, submerge shrimp in marinade and allow to stand for 30-40 minutes so the marinade can fully penetrate the shrimp.

Heat grill to medium-high heat and grill the shrimp for 2 minutes per side until completely cooked. Serve immediately with the grilled limes as garnish.

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