Ready for a taste of the tropics to brighten your winter? All you need are a few spices, a fresh lime, and a little tequila (which you already have around if you like margaritas) to add some sunshine to a seafood supper. Two pounds of shrimp — be sure to shell them — are marinated in the spices and margarita ingredients for several hours, depending on how spicy you want them, before cooking. Although this is also a great summer barbecue recipe, it works just fine indoors on the stove top too. From Vermont’s Rabbit Hill Inn, a beautiful and restful destination summer or winter.
Preparation of the Marinade (Yield 1 ½ cups):
¼ cup lime juice, fresh squeezed
¼ cup tequila
½ Tbls garlic
2 Tbls shallots
6 Tbls olive oil
1 Tbls Dijon mustard
¾ tsp fresh black pepper
2 Tbls minced cilantro
4 Tbls minced parsley
Combine all ingredients and incorporate well.
Preparation of the Shrimp:
2 lbs large shrimp (deveined and shelled)
In ziplock bag, soak in marinade for 2-3 hours (longer if possible).
Remove shrimp from marinade and let drain for 2-3 minutes.
Oil hot grill rack to prevent sticking (you can do this in a skillet too).
Grill on both sides until done (3-5 minutes total).