Must Have Tequila-Infused Marinade for National Tequila Day

It’s National Tequila Day! Get your grill on with this flavorful and simple tequila infused marinade that’s the perfect pairing for chicken, shrimp or fish.

2lbs chicken, shrimp or fish
1/2 cup tequila*
1/4 cup orange juice
zest of 1 lemon, grated
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp ground cumin
2 TBSP chopped cilantro + additional for garnish
Salt & Pepper
Lime and/or orange wedges for garnish

Combine ingredients in a bowl and pour over chicken, shrimp or fish. Marinate 6 hours (chicken), 30 minutes - 1 hour (fish) or 20 - 30 minutes (shrimp). Drain, discarding marinade. Season with salt and pepper. Grill. Serve garnished with cilantro and fresh lime and/or orange wedges.

*Variation: For a smoky flavor use Mescal tequila and sprinkle chicken with smoked paprika in addition to salt & pepper before cooking.

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