This Mother's Day, ignite a flavor celebration that will dazzle the entire family with Mother's Day Tequila Jalapeño Shrimp. Just in time for this special occasion, we're bringing a dish that combines the boldness of jalapeños with the smoothness of tequila, intertwined with the freshness of mint and garlic, to create a dish that's as memorable as it is delicious. Grilled to achieve that perfect char and smokiness, this Mexican-style delight promises to be the highlight of your Mother's Day feast, adding a vibrant twist to your traditional menu.

Perfect for those seeking a spectacular yet easy-to-prepare dish, this recipe starts with a simple, flavorful marinade. With a quick pulse in the food processor or blender with jalapeños, garlic, mint, a splash of tequila, and zests of lime and orange juice, you've laid the groundwork for an unforgettable flavor. Allowing the shrimp to marinate ensures they soak up every bit of that zesty, spirited blend, setting the stage for a showpiece that’s ready in minutes but savored much longer.

This Tequila Jalapeño Shrimp recipe is about feeding your guests, creating an experience, and blessing mom on this day. With minimal prep time required, it frees you up to enjoy the celebrations, making it a perfect choice for last-minute gatherings or a leisurely outdoor meal. Finishing touches of sliced jalapeños, mint leaves, and lime wedges enhance the flavors and add a visually striking element to your serving platter, ensuring this dish is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate.

Celebrate Mother's Day with a dish that brings together family, fun, and the outdoors. Mother's Day Tequila Jalapeño Shrimp is a testament to the joy of grilling and the pleasure of sharing good food with loved ones under the open sky.

Serves: 6

Mother's Day Tequila Jalapeño Shrimp Ingredients

  • 1 jalapeño pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 6 mint leaves
  • ⅓ cup tequila
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup lime juice (from about 2 limes)
  • 1 lb. extra jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails left on
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper

Yogurt Dipping Sauce

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice (from 1 lime)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper

Mother's Day Tequila Jalapeño Shrimp Directions

  1. Combine jalapeño, garlic, and mint in a food processor and process until minced. Add tequila, orange, and lime juice and pulse to combine.
  2. Thread 4-5 shrimp onto a skewer and lay in a shallow baking dish. Repeat for all the shrimp. Pour the tequila jalapeño marinade over the shrimp. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Place skewers in the fridge and let marinate for about an hour, rotating skewers halfway through.
  4. Heat the grill to medium and lightly oil the grill grates. Place shrimp skewers on the grill and cover, cooking for about 3 minutes on each side until pink, before moving to a separate platter for serving.

Yogurt Dipping Sauce

  1. Mix yogurt, lime juice, garlic, and salt and pepper in a medium bowl until well combined.


Taken from Summerset Grills Mother’s Day Collection

May 06, 2024 — Jason Klein