Tequila Lime Grilled Shrimp
Recipe from The Food Channel

This tasty grilled shrimp dish is great anytime, but is especially welcome in this, the year of Mexico's dual anniversaries. September 16, 2010, is the bicentennial of Mexico's Independence Day and November 20 is the centennial of the Mexican Revolution.

Tequila Lime Grilled Shrimp

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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 4 mins
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  • 1/2  cup 
  • 1/2  cup 
    fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4  cup 
    olive oil
  • 1/2  
    medium-size red onion, sliced
  • 4   
    garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2   
    sprigs fresh cilantro
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    cumin seeds, toasted
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    kosher salt
  • 2   pounds 
    large shrimp, tail-on, peeled and deveined
    Bamboo skewers, soaked in water
    Fresh lime wedges
Combine tequila, lime juice, olive oil, red onion, garlic, cilantro, cumin and salt in a nonreactive stainless bowl or glass bowl and stir to blend.
Add shrimp and marinate for 1 hour, stirring frequently.
Remove shrimp from marinade and drain. Discard marinade.
Thread 3 to 4 shrimp on each skewer. Grill over medium-high heat for 2 minutes on each side or until shrimp are opaque.
Serve shrimp skewers with fresh lime wedges.
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