Grilled Margarita Shrimp Kebabs
Grilled Margarita Shrimp Kebabs are loaded with flavor and charred to perfection. These grilled shrimp promise to be the star of your summertime grilling!
This post features two of my very favorite things in my summer backyard world. Flavorful grilled jumbo shrimp. And a cold, tart margarita (here’s my favorite traditional recipe), enjoyed with extra lime wedges in a glass rimmed with course salt.
Blake and I have gotten the grilled shrimp method down to perfection, a project we started experimenting with a few years ago. And can I just say…I can never get enough!
If you like shrimp, you’re gonna love this recipe for Grilled Margarita Shrimp Kebabs!
*Here are a few more seafood grilling recipes I’m loving right now: Blake makes an awesome Sweet and Smoky Grilled Salmon. This Grilled Chipotle-Orange Salmon has also been a favorite around here, and it’s so pretty! Also check out these Grilled Lobster Tails with Sriracha Butter and my 5-Pepper Bloody Mary with Grilled Jalapeño Shrimp!
This post is sponsored by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery.
Before we get to the recipe, let’s talk about grills.
This Coyote grill has taken the place of the grill we bought when we first moved into our home back in 2004. When we bought that grill all those years ago, we had upped our game with a significantly better quality grill than we owned previously. And we’ve always been glad we made that decision.
So when Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery asked if we’d like to review one of their Coyote Outdoor Living grills, we were all in. Our grill was now tired and worn out…and the Coyote grills looked awesome! Ferguson is a company we’ve visited and purchased from in the past for home remodeling projects, so we already knew we liked working with them.
The grill pictured here in our back yard is a Coyote C-Series 34-Inch 3-Burner. It features durable premium stainless steel construction, 616 square inches of cooking area, and 60,000 BTUs of cooking power.
We love it!
To read more about this grill and some of its accessories, go to the end of this post.
Margarita shrimp is easy to make
Now, back to the grilled shrimp…
These grilled margarita shrimp kebabs are marinated in a simple-to-make sauce with flavors you’d find in most any Mexican dish.
I included a splash of tequila for the margarita effect, but you can certainly leave it out if you prefer. This dish is great either way. Just beware that the alcohol in the tequila will cause a bit of an initial flare-up on the grill.
Shrimp kebabs are fun for entertaining
I love how the saucy-ness of the marinade quickly cooks off from the grill’s heat, leaving drier bits of spices that cling to the shrimp. The little bits char so beautifully from the small amount of brown sugar that’s included in the marinade. This adds wonderful texture and flavor.
These 2-piece jumbo grilled margarita shrimp kebabs make for super fun appetizers or small plate meals. If you would rather serve larger kebabs for a main entreé, use longer skewers with more shrimp per kebab.
Or simply grill the shrimp without the kebabs. For this method, I highly stress the importance of using large jumbo sized shrimp, so they don’t fall through the grill grates.
Blake and I created this gorgeous pile of grilled margarita shrimp when we were visiting my sister’s family in Florida. My parents were also there, and treated all of us to fresh Florida seafood one evening. These jumbo shrimp came from Key West and they were AWESOME GOOD.
Everyone at that meal agreed that serving this shrimp with fresh limes for squeezing over the top does in fact elevate the whole grilled margarita shrimp experience.
Grilled Margarita Shrimp calls for a margarita!
My only request, though…
Pin this shrimp recipe for later!
If you like this shrimp kebab recipe, you might like:
- Grilled Fish Tacos from Aggie’s Kitchen
- Grilled Lemon Dill Salmon from Reluctant Entertainer
- Grilled Tuna Soft Tacos with Mango Black Bean Salsa from Country Cleaver
Options: Instead of the small appetizer-sized kebabs, create meal-sized kebabs with longer skewers. Or simply grill the shrimp without the skewers. For this method, I highly stress the importance of using large jumbo sized shrimp, so they don't fall through the grill grates as easily. from a farmgirl's dabbles As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 220 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 160mg Sodium: 1120mg Carbohydrates: 7g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Protein: 18g
Options: Instead of the small appetizer-sized kebabs, create meal-sized kebabs with longer skewers. Or simply grill the shrimp without the skewers. For this method, I highly stress the importance of using large jumbo sized shrimp, so they don't fall through the grill grates as easily.
from a farmgirl's dabbles
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Here’s more on our Coyote grill!
Everything about our Coyote grill is quality through and through.
The grill canopy is double-walled. And I especially like the push-and-turn ignition knobs, used in the exact same way we ignite the gas stove in our kitchen, with no additional ignition button needed. There’s even an interior light for cooking into the night.
Coyote also sent some accessories that we’re excited to try out. Their heavy-duty Signature Cooking Grates (upper left photo) are made from diamond laser-cut solid stainless steel and weigh almost 10 pounds per grate. Coyote offers three different styles, each one specifically designed for everything from sturdy cuts of meat to delicate vegetables and fish.
And then there’s the beautiful heavy-duty Drop-In Griddle (lower right photo) that includes a removable grease trap for easy cleaning. I predict that weekend breakfasts of grilled bacon and eggs will be happening in our back yard very, very soon!
Coyote Asado Smoker photos credit: Coyote Outdoor Living
Be sure to check out all the Coyote grill offerings at your nearest Ferguson Showroom, including this Coyote Asado Smoker.
The Coyote Asado Smoker features:
- Coyote Signature Smoking Grate
- Adjustable venting to maintain precise cooking temperatures
- Smoke, sear, and grill options
- Heat-resistant ceramic construction
- 254 square inches of cooking area
- Lifetime Warranty on ceramics
This post is sponsored by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery. We received a Coyote grill for the purpose of our review and sharing of their Summer Grilling Promotion. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make this site possible.
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