Sangria Marinated Shrimp Skewers

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Grilled Shrimp Skewers in a red wine sangria marinade made from Zinfandel and citrus. Quick and easy these marinate while you heat the grill!



1 cup red wine, preferably zinfandel or merlot

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tablespoon orange liqueur, such as triple sec or Cointreau

1 tablespoon honey

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 pound peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp

4 small tangerines, cut in half horizontally

4 key limes, cut in half horizontally

1 cup fresh pineapple chunks

6 long (12-inch) metal skewers

lemon wedges

black pepper

chopped Italian parsley


Whisk together the marinade. Combine wine, olive oil, orange liqueur, honey, and salt in a large bowl. 

Heat the grill. If you are using an outdoor grill, heat it to medium-high heat. 

Marinate shrimp. Add shrimp, tangerines, and key limes, giving the citrus halves a little squeeze before adding to the bowl. You don’t want to crush them, just release their juices a bit. Toss the shrimp to coat in the marinade. After 15 minutes, toss again. 

Thread the shrimp and fruit on the skewers. After marinating for 30 minutes, thread the shrimp, citrus, and pineapple onto the metal skewers. Discard marinade. 

Grill the shrimp. Clean the grill grates, then brush them with a little oil. Grill shrimp skewers for 2-3 minutes per side or until they have lightly charred grill marks and are opaque, firm, and cooked through. 

Finishing touches. Remove skewers to a platter, squeeze lemon wedges over the shrimp, drizzle with a bit more olive oil, grind a bit of black pepper, and sprinkle with some chopped Italian parsley. Enjoy! 

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