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.