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Tequila Shrimp Recipe
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Tequila Shrimp

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"This is a very simple and excellent recipe. Goes great over pasta."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic until light brown. Place shrimp in the pan, and cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Pour in tequila, and season with cilantro, salt, and pepper. Cook for 2 more minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 19, 2004

What an excellent meal we made with this! We marinated 2lbs of shrimp in 1/2 cup tequila, 1/2 cup beer, some cilantro, garlic, and lime juice for about a 1/2 hour before sautéing with a tbsp of butter and some chopped onions. We served with black beans, pepper jack cheese, chopped tomatoes and avocados in whole wheat tortillas. You really can't make a more healthy or delicious meal!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 16, 2011

HUGE Disappointment! I am beginning to lose faith in this website. Very bland and boring! I enjoy cooking healthy/lowfat meals but this was a waste of good shrimp!

Feb 27, 2003

Easy, elegant and delicious (with some changes since tequila I used was way too strong and overpowering). I made it with 3/4lb. shrimp since I was only making it for my husband and I and here is what I did: I made it with 1/4 cup tequila, 1/4 light beer, added few shakes of red pepper flakes, and fresh lime juice (almost 1 lime) and it was FANTASTICK!! Very very easy to make and I served it over pasta. I find that adding light beer to this recipe was key to increasing the amt of sauce w/out losing too much of the key ingredient - tequila.

Aug 01, 2003

Delicious. I replaced half the tequila with lime juice and water, seasoned with a little margarita salt, and wrapped the cooked shrimp mixture in warm flour tortillas. My guests--who generally dislike seafood, but love margaritas and tequila--went for seconds. Very quick, easy, and fun!

Mar 28, 2004

We really like this recipe. I used 1/4 cup of tequila and 1/4 cup of beer (it makes the taste more complex), and added the juice of 1/2 lime. Very easy. Serve on warm tortillas with black beans and frozen margaritas for a simple and fantastic meal.

Aug 14, 2007

yup.... good and simple shrimp recipe. No pasta for me, I made cilantro-lime rice to go with it.

May 05, 2003

My husband, daughter and I devoured this dish. It was excellent! I served it with Mexican rice, black beans, pico de gallo and slices of fresh avocado.

Jul 19, 2006

Real good recipe guideline. Squeeze 1/2 a lime over the shrimp when it's done cooking. Also, after adding the tequila you might want to ignite it to reduce the strong taste of alcahol. Great served with chili rellano casserole, and mexican rice with totillas.


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  • Calories
  • 205 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.7 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 157 mg
  • 52%
  • Fat
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 19.8 g
  • 40%
  • Sodium
  • 174 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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