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Across the Border Tequila Shrimp

Across the Border Tequila Shrimp


"I used to visit my friend Teresa in Brownsville, TX. We would cross the border to this open air vendor/food stand to eat this. The cook did not or could not hide her ingredients, so we know what was put in this dish. You can serve this with rice, beans, or make it into wraps. The ingredients are very forgiving, so feel free to increase or decrease the amount stated."
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25 m servings 279 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 279 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 13 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 3.7g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 28.3 g
  • 57%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 290 mg
  • 97%
  • Sodium:
  • 674 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic; cook and stir for about 30 seconds. Add shrimp; cook until they start to turn pink, about 3 minutes. Pour in the tequila and lime juice and season with salt and chili powder. Simmer until the liquid has evaporated, about 3 more minutes. Pour shrimps on a plate and garnish with cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

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  1. 84 Ratings

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This Tequila Shrimp was very yummy!! I have been making it for about 6 months now and have made just a few changes. I melt the butter at the lowest heat setting then once melted I sift about 1/2...

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pretty good. The type of tequila that's used probably determines the taste. Do not waste your time or $ on the cilantro because you don't actually eat it. I thought it went into the dish and it ...

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This Tequila Shrimp was very yummy!! I have been making it for about 6 months now and have made just a few changes. I melt the butter at the lowest heat setting then once melted I sift about 1/2...

Fabulous flavor! The only reason I gave it a 4 instead of a 5 because the sauce did not evaporate & could have been a little thicker. Next time, I will add a little cornstarch to it. The was per...

This recipe was excellent! I served it on top of rotini pasta and it was wonderful... had a little kick. We'll make this again and again!

WOWZA!! This was an AWESOME Tex/Mex Tequila Shrimp recipe...and SUPER easy!! I cut down a bit on the garlic, but other than that, followed as directed. And we loved this!! Served it over a b...

I thought this recipe was awesome! i changed it up a bit i made one chicken and one shrimp then adding black beans and spanish rice at the end served over chips or in a tortilla and added a bit ...

Delicious!!! I served with spaghetti pasta.

Excellent shrimp dish!! Didn't have cilantro and replaced chili power with red pepper flakes but still came out awesome.

This was just GREAT. Granted, I almost doubled the garlic and lime juice, and added a little salt and cumin, I pretty much stuck to the recipe. I served it with brown rice, black beans with sa...

Delicious! I followed the recipe exactly and it came out wonderful!

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