Tequila Marinated Jumbo Prawns

Cook Time: Approximately 10-12 Minutes

Whether you’re looking to whip up some shrimp tacos to go with your afternoon margarita or are simply craving a tasty seafood snack, these tequila marinated jumbo prawns are the perfect thing!

Tequila Marinated Jumbo Prawns Ingredients

  • One pound of Jumbo prawns, 21-25 count, deveined and peeled
  • 4 cloves of garlic, smashed
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup of gold tequila
  • Juice of one lime
  • pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)


  • Metal or bamboo skewers
  • Mesquite pellets


  1. Sautee onions, garlic, and scallion whites in butter until translucent; allow to cool.
  2. In a glass dish large enough to hold prawns, add sauté mixture along with tequila and lime juice; mix thoroughly.
  3. Set prawns in the dish, in a single layer.
  4. Marinate for one hour, turning over just once.


  1. With FlameZone™ covers removed, start the grill and adjust setpoint temperature to HIGH. Let your MAK grill preheat.
  2. Presoak the skewers in boiling water for 30 minutes.
  3. Using two skewers, thread through the head of one prawn with one skewer and through the tail with the other, leaving a little room between each prawn.
  4. Place over the FlameZone™, close lid, and grill for approximately 6 minutes per side.
  5. Baste the shrimp with the tequila marinade while cooking.
  6. Once shrimp have turned chalky white, remove immediately from the grill.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

General Tip: “Grilled shrimp are great to use for tacos, pasta dishes or chilled and served in a seafood salad”

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