Margarita Shrimp and Slaw with Mango

Margarita Shrimp is baked in a sweet and tangy marinade that is spiked with just a little tequila. The sauce is sooo full of flavor, we drizzled it over colorful slaw tossed with mangoes and red onion. Delish!

Margarita Shrimp and Slaw Recipe

A good marinade can take a dish from simply good to spectacular. Such is the case with the sweet and tangy marinade for this margarita shrimp recipe. Honey gives it sweetness, lime adds a touch of tart, cilantro and garlic add more flavor dimensions and a touch of tequila gives it the unique margarita twist.


I didn’t need a big bottle of tequila either. I used this teensy, tiny bottle that cost $1 (yes…really!) and I have some left over to make this recipe at least two more times!

Margarita Slaw


The marinade also serves as a delicious dressing for broccoli slaw with mangoes and red onion. The shrimp bake in a sea of marinade. When they come out of the oven, the excess sauce is drizzled over the greens. Nothing goes to waste. 🙂

Margarita Shrimp Recipe over Slaw with Mango and Red Onion

Margarita shrimp could be…

Served as an appetizer, over salad greens, on pasta or with your favorite rice. Add a little slaw and you’ve got the fixings for shrimp tacos. Or…you can enjoy it with just the slaw. I sure did!  Any way you serve it, it’s sure to be a hit.

Margarita Shrimp and Slaw with Mangoes and Red Onion

Margarita Shrimp is baked in a sweet and tangy marinade spiked with tequila. Drizzle the flavorful dressing over slaw tossed with mangoes and red onion too for a complete meal.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 314kcal
Author: Marjory Pilley


  • 1 pound shrimp peeled, deveined, tail off


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoon tequila
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped


  • 12 ounces broccoli slaw or your favorite cabbage sliced into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup mango finely diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion finely diced
  • Cilantro garnish.


  • Place shrimp in a large glass baking dish.
  • Combine the marinade ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Pour marinade over shrimp, toss to coat and distribute shrimp so they are in a single layer.
  • Allow shrimp to marinate 15 - 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Bake shrimp (including the excess marinade) for about 10 minutes or until cooked through.
  • While shrimp is cooking, place broccoli slaw in a large bowl.
  • Stir in diced mango and red onion.
  • When shrimp is done, remove shrimp to a serving plate with a slotted spoon.
  • Pour excess sauce over slaw and toss to coat.
  • Divide slaw between 4 plates and top with shrimp.
  • Garnish with cilantro.


Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 285mg | Sodium: 1050mg | Potassium: 401mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 11.5% | Vitamin C: 114.1% | Calcium: 20.8% | Iron: 18%


Margarita Shrimp and Slaw Recipe






  1. I just love all the colors in this dish Marjory. It is like a rainbow! And the flavors sound amazing. I love that you used the marinade for a cooking liquid and for the dressing. Delish!

  2. What a fun way to use a spirit in a savory dish – great for summertime!

  3. I’m obsessed with broccoli slaw these days! I’ll have to try this recipe 🙂

  4. Major shrimp craving with this! Perfect summer dish.

  5. Sounds divine! BTW, welcome to the Recipe Redux! So glad to have you!

  6. This sounds delicious! Great for summer nights!

  7. Welcome to the Recipe Redux! What a great first recipe to share. I’m a big fan of slaws and margaritas so obviously this recipe is right up my alley!

  8. Looks wonderful! Love how healthy this is!

  9. I love slaw but sometimes blank on how to use it in recipes. This looks fantastic…especially with that little splash of tequila to make them truly marg-like! 🙂

  10. Yum! This recipe combines so many of my favorite flavors. Can’t wait to try it!

  11. I am a slaw lover and this one is so vibrant! I can practically taste it!

  12. Okay, I’m printing this out and handing it to my fiance with strict orders to make it for me for my birthday next week 🙂

  13. What a delicious way to issue alcohol. This looks so light and refreshing. Perfect for a hot summer night.

  14. I am a huge slaw lover. I have never heard of this though but it looks and sounds amazing!! It would make for a great taco or burrito of some sort!

  15. Definitely wish I had this right now!

  16. Welcome!!!! And such a lovely start…I have loads of zucchini still coming in my garden and a bottle of tequila! Think I’m ready to give this a whirl!

  17. Ginny McMeans says:

    I absolutely love slaw and this recipe look so good!!! Love the tequila addition!

  18. I love the balance of flavors with the honey, lime juice, and tequila in this. Also, your suggestion of using it as a taco filling sounds wonderful!

  19. Your photos are fabulous. Looks scrumptious. Great summer meal.

  20. I love the idea of using tiny bottles of alcohol for recipes where you only need a little … what a fabulous tip!

  21. This dish is gorgeous I had to pin it! Can’t wait to test it out!

  22. It’s my first post today too! This looks delicious I pinned and scheduled a tweet! Look forward to seeing more recipes by you! 🙂

  23. Yum! I love tequila in summer marinades, and the slaw with this looks fabulous.

  24. I really love everything in this dish! From the slaw to the shrimp, to the marinade! I can definitely see why it’d be a repeat.

  25. What a great summer supper! I love that you made a slaw with the shrimp instead of pasta!

  26. Holy Yum! This looks amazing!

  27. Marjory, your slaw sounds fantastic!

  28. I love this recipe…it’s so fresh and light!

  29. Welcome aboard to ReDux! You certainly got my attention with margarita & shrimp in your recipe title 🙂

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