Tequila Lime BBQ Shrimp

Skewers of Tequila Lime BBQ Shrimp where tart lime perfectly compliments the sweetness of the shrimp and the tequila brings in a zing!

A few weeks ago I found myself in a dinner-rut. I had no clue what to make and all of my go-to's seemed a bit exhausted. I went into my kitchen, grabbed some ingredients, and just let creativity take over! In no time I ended up with Roasted Carrots with Mescal Yogurt Sauce and Tequila Lime BBQ Shrimp. I find that sometimes the best meals come when you have no clue what to make. I had the wild-caught shrimp in the freezer, and had just recently enjoyed a margarita with some guests we had over, so the tequila and limes were inspiring and stocked.

Paleo Tequila Lime Shrimp | Danielle Walker's Against all Grain

I love barbecuing when it's warmer out because that means the inside of the house can stay cool! These Shrimp are really simple to make and are full of flavor from the marinade that they bathe in. The tart lime perfectly compliments the sweetness of the shrimp and the tequila brings in a zing you won't want to leave out. I also find that the tequila and citrus really help in tenderizing the shrimp and makes for an awesome marinade.

Not sure what to serve this with? I love pairing this with my new Roasted Carrots with Mescal Yogurt Sauce and a big salad topped with my Spicy Almonds! Or you could even serve it over my Coconut, Cilantro, and Lime Cauliflower Rice from Meals Made Simple. Enjoy!


Also, make sure you use a 100% agave tequila. If you don't, it most likely has fillers and added sugars; which we don't want!

Paleo Tequila Lime Shrimp from Danielle Walker's Against all Grain

Tequila Lime BBQ Shrimp



Cuisine: Mexican

Category: Dinner

PREP TIME: 10 + marinate for 3 hours mins

COOK TIME: 3 mins TOTAL TIME: 13 mins



  1. Whisk together the lime juice, tequila, avocado oil, garlic, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper.
  2. Place the shrimp in a non-reactive bowl and pour the marinade over top. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours, or up to 8.
  3. Soak bamboo skewers in a dish of water for at least 1 hour prior to grilling, or use metal skewers.
  4. Preheat a grill to medium-high heat.
  5. Shake off any excess marinade and thread the shrimp onto the skewers. Grill on each side for 2-3 minutes, until the shrimp is pink and cooked through. Serve hot.

Keywords: dairy free, egg free, gluten free, nut free, paleo, quick and easy, summer bbq, shrimp, tequila, lime