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Tequila Shrimp-and-Pepper Kebabs

Makes: 6  servings Prep 30 mins Marinate 1 hr Grill 6 mins


  • 1/3 cup  fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons  olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons  fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon  grated onion
  • 1 tablespoon  coriander seeds, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon  cumin seed
  • 1 teaspoon  salt
  • 1 teaspoon  sugar
  • 1 pound (about 24) large shrimp (with shells on)
  • 1 cup  orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup  tequila
  • 2 medium jalapeno chiles, seeded and chopped
  • 2 green bell peppers, each cut into 6 squares or triangles
  • 2 oranges, each cut into six 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • Metal skewers


1. For the marinade, in a large bowl combine orange juice, olive oil, lime juice, onion, coriander seed, cumin seed, salt and sugar; set aside.

2. With small knife or scissors, cut slit through shell along curved side of each shrimp and devein (leave shells on). Stir shrimp into marinade; cover and chill in the refrigerator 1 hour.

3. Prepare grill according to manufacturer's directions for direct grilling.

4. Meanwhile, for the glaze melt marmalade in medium microwaveproof bowl on High, 30 to 40 seconds; stir in tequila and jalapeno. Transfer half of mixture to another bowl for dipping sauce.

5. Arrange bell peppers in a single layer on a large microwaveproof plate. Microwave on High, 2-1/2 to 3 minutes, just until tender-crisp. Skewer one piece of bell pepper on one of 6 skewers. Fold orange slice in half and skewer through peel. Skewer 4 shrimp through head and tail; follow with an orange slice and piece of bell pepper. Repeat on other skewers.

6. Oil grill. Brush all sides of kebabs with glaze. Grill kebabs over medium coals, 3 minutes; brushing with more glaze. Turn and grill 3 minutes more; brush with remaining glaze. Serve immediately with reserved dipping sauce. Makes 6 servings.


  • To skewer the orange slices, thread the skewers through the peel.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 6
  • cal.(kcal)305,
  • Fat, total(g)6,
  • chol.(mg)93,
  • sat. fat(g)1,
  • carb.(g)47,
  • fiber(g)2,
  • pro.(g)14,
  • sodium(mg)511,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet