Tequila and Lime Marinated Prawns

    2 hours 25 minutes

    This is a marinade for prawns with the fresh kick of tequila, lime and garlic. You can cook the prawns on the barbecue if you prefer.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 2 1/2 cups (625ml) olive oil
    • 3/4 cup (190ml) tequila
    • 1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) fresh lime juice
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) pineapple juice
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) white vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
    • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
    • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
    • 30 medium prawns - peeled and deveined

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:2hours marinating  ›  Ready in:2hours25min 

    1. Combine the olive oil, tequila, coriander, lime juice, pineapple juice, vinegar, garlic salt, pepper, oregano and seasoned salt in a blender; blend until smooth.
    2. Place the prawns in a bowl and pour the olive oil mixture over the prawns; toss to combine. Cover and allow to marinate in the refrigerator 2 hours.
    3. Place a frypan over medium heat. Cook and stir the prawns in the frypan until cooked through, about 15 minutes.

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    Great marinade for shrimp!! But i changed the recipe and was glad i had. I cut the measurements in half and reduced the oil to 1 cup based on other reviews, and still had plenty of marinade for 50 large prawns. Also cut the salt/pepper to 1tsp each. And I cut out the oregano, wanting the cilantro to shine. It was so easy and made the shrimp so tasty. We grilled instead of sauteeing them, and it was a huge hit!  -  25 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I think the measurements are off - 1/4 cup of salt is way too much. This already has lime & vinegar so I reduced the salt to 1 teaspoon and reduced the oil to just 2 tablespoons. With those modifications, I was still left with lots of marinade left over, which I simply cooked and poured over some white rice. Very tasty!!  -  24 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    great recipe!!! my boyfriend (the anti-Health nut, Me!!) loves it!!!  -  17 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)