Old Bay Tequila Shrimp 

Old Bay Tequila Shrimp 

Tips / Suggestions

  • It’s a good idea to soak the skewers in water for an hour or two if you can. Otherwise, just keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t catch fire during grilling.
  • A half of stick of butter works just as well for the butter mixture. I use a little bit more to dip some grilled bread into…so good.
  • Another option to enhance the dish a little more. Grilled the lime halves first until they’re charred and then squeeze them. It’ll add another layer of flavor.
  • McCormick’s Old Bay is perhaps the most iconic seafood spice, and we’re using plenty here on these shrimp. Mix in a little tequila and you may just find yourself having the best meal of the summer. Take pictures in case you don’t remember.
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Old Bay Tequila Shrimp

Recipe by BacusBBQ


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Skewered shrimp coated with Old Bay, grilled, and bathed in a tequila lime butter sauce


  • 1 lb 1 shrimp peeled and deveined

  • 2 tbsp 2 olive oil

  • 1 tbsp 1 Old Bay seasoning

  • 2 tbsp 2 chopped cilantro

  • 1 1 lime half juiced

  • Butter Mixture
  • 1 stick 1 butter non-salted

  • 1 tsp 1 tequila

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 Old Bay seasoning

  • 1 1 lime half juiced


  • Combine the shrimp, olive oil, Old Bay, and mix thoroughly. Then, skewer the shrimp (should take 3-4 skewers).
  • Oil your grill grates with cooking spray. Heat your grill to 425 degrees F direct. Combine the butter mixture ingredients into a sauce pot and place on the grill.
  • Place the shrimp skewers on the grill and cook for roughly 2-3 minutes.
  • Flip the shrimp and cook for another 2-3 minutes. When finished, remove from grill, take all of the shrimp off the skewers, and place in a bowl.
  • Once the butter mixture has melted, stir thoroughly, and then pour over the shrimp. Squeeze the other lime half over top, add the cilantro, and dig in.

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