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Tequila Lime Shrimp

Tequila Lime Shrimp

Shrimp is one of my favorite foods. One of the things the things that I like most about shrimp, other than their flavour and texture, is that they cook up really quickly. They take no more than a few minutes to cook and that means that many dishes that focus on the shrimp cook in no time as well. In fact, a shrimp dish can be as simple as cooking the shrimp in a tasty sauce for a couple of minutes. This is one such dish, where the shrimp are cooked in a simple tequila and lime sauce. I wanted to add a bit of freshness to the dish so I used a jalapeño pepper as the source of heat. Fresh cilantro, one of my favorite herbs, was a must. I wanted to serve the shrimp on rice so I made sure that there was a nice amount of the tequila and lime sauce left to soak into the rice. The tequila lime rice came together quickly and was really tasty.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon oil
1 shallot (chopped)
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 jalapeño (chopped)
1 teaspoon cumin
1 pound shrimp (peeled and deveived)
1/4 cup tequila
1/4 cup lime juice
1 teaspoon lime zest
salt and pepper
1 handful cilantro (chopped)

Directions:
1. Heat the oil in a pan.
2. Add the shallots and saute until tender, about 3-5 minutes.
3. Add the garlic, jalapeño and cumin and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.
4. Add the shrimp, tequila and cook until the shrimp are pink, about 1-3 minutes per side.
5. Remove the shrimp and set aside.
6. Simmer the sauce to reduce to the desired amount.
7. Remove from the heat and add the shrimp, lime juice, cilantro and salt and pepper.

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49 comments:

Leslie said...

you food always looks so fresh and inviting! what kind of lighting do you use for your photos??
thanks for commenting on my Boston Cream Cupcakes! Come and visit any time!

Gloria said...

Dear Kevin Shrimp is one of my favorites too!!! This dish look and sound so nice!!! xGloria

Kevin said...

Leslie: I am using a Lowel Ego light for my photos.

Katie said...

I love shrimp too. These look really good!

Jan said...

I bet they were yummy. I need to find out, at least shrimp is one of the few fish I can get here in the back of beyond.

Jen Yu said...

Oh yum! That looks so bleeping good, Kevin :) I've been terrible lately about getting over here to comment, but all of the dishes you've made are awesome looking. You so rock! :)

Mrs Ergül said...

Another shrimp dish! Incorporating liquor into cooking is quite a new field for me. Seems exciting!

Manggy said...

I too love shrimp-- one of my favorite foods :) We also have a half-finished bottle of Tequila that is not finding much use, yay!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Looks great, Kevin. Shrimp is always high on my list of quick and tasty dinners.

noble pig said...

Oh yummy! I love tequila0lime shrimp but it's been so long since I've made it. It's time to revisit that!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow Kevin...these look very yummy....I love anything with lime...great photo!!!

Dee said...

Been meaning to visit for the longest time, and now that I have, I wish I had done so earlier :(
Love the blog; great recipes and amazing photography! This is one of my favourite ways to cook shrimp too :)

noobcook said...

I notice that ppl who live in the west call it "shrimps" while asians call it "prawns"? But it looks the same anyways. I'm going to try this dish in future, I have shrimp lover too, and it looks so good!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Kevin, Looks and sounds terrific!

Steph said...

Looks so good Kevin! Very summery and refreshing!

Pam said...

I love shrimp too...this looks delicious.

Ginny said...

Looks great!!! yummy!

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

Looks like a great summer dish!

Jan said...

WOW Kevin that looks soooo good! I love the idea of tequila lime rice.

HoneyB said...

looks and sounds great Kevin! We love shrimp in this household too!

Emiline said...

I have yet to turn down anything with tequila in it...

Meeta said...

This is one good shrimp dish! Lime and tequila with shrimp is genius!

Ruth Daniels said...

Great dish! Shrimp is at the top of my fave foods too and this is one recipe I'll be making soon.

Thanks for sharing.

Dhanggit said...

you really never cease to amaze me kevin with your inventiveness!! lime, tequile and shrimp sounds fabulous!

Jeff said...

I love the quick meals you have been doing lately. Such an awesome and perfect way for summer.

Keep it up!!

Happy cook said...

I too love shrimps.
Mostly i tend to make in garlic butter or in a cream sauce.
With tequilla it has to be delish

Peter M said...

Kevin, that's the business...and so easy...gotta try it.

Grace said...

tequila and lime--a classic combination. one tequila, two tequila, three tequila...floor. :)

bobby said...

Kevin, looks good. I cook chicken a similar way... I agree with you as well I love shrimp because they cook up fast.

Amy said...

Looks delicious! I usually can't cook with tequila though... I end up having a taste here and there and before you know it, I've forgotten why I even had the tequila out in the first place!

Teresa said...

What a perfect meal for this hot weather! Thanks for the idea!

Deborah said...

I just read another tequila shrimp recipe yesterday - and this one sounds just as good!

Sharon said...

Those are some nice looking jumbo shrimp! I've never tried cooking with tequila. It'd be great to have some in the house for both margarita and shrimp! Off to the liquor store (I wish)...

Jeena said...

This is a real nice recipe. I agree about the shrimp being quick to cook, it is great when you don't have so much time.

I love the ingredients I have never tried tequilla with shrimp before. It looks really tasty.

sher said...

Once again, a marvelous picture that makes me very hungry!

diva said...

i would never dare think to put jalapeno peppers with tequila because tequila is quite a kick in the stomach on its own. but i love tequila and i'm definitely willing to try this! thanks kev

Erin @ The Skinny Gourmet said...

This looks great. I have been meaning to try a similar recipe for some time (spicy lime shrimp tapas style). i love the addition of cilantro here for the bright summery taste.

Elle said...

Shrimp and tequila--two of my favorite things!

Pam said...

Perfect!

Arfi Binsted said...

they all look delicious, Kevin!

Lore said...

This looks really delicious! I love the cumin touch.

RecipeGirl said...

Terrific! We love a good tequila-based recipe around here :)

Mike of Mike's Table said...

This sounds like delicious summer food...and a great excuse for a healthy sized swig of tequilla on the side!

DocChuck said...

We tried another recently posted recipe with tequila lime flavoring (it was a chicken breast recipe), and it was totally delicious.

I figure your similar treatment on shrimp will be a success as well.

It's on the agenda for next weekend.

Jaime said...

this looks delicious. i love how quick and easy shrimp dishes are too. wish i had some tequila on hand!

Claudia said...

Yummy, yummy, yummy. Too bad all of these "commenters" haven't tried it. As a surprise, I followed the recipe exactly! Next time, however, I will put shallots and garlic in together. I cook on high (gas) and it was too much for the shallots. But didn't affect result. We loved it! (Over Jasmine rice) Keep on cookin'

Kevin said...

Claudia: I normally cook the onions and garlic on medium. I will have to add that to the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Hey Kevin, Great Recipe. I just made it for dinner. I used to work at a restaurant that served a similar dish only they added fresh tomato's as well. So I did as well. Although I did fing the lime a little bit overbearing for my taste (nothing a little honey won't fix next time around), it turned out pretty well. I look forward to trying more of your recipes. They all look so delicious with your fabulous pictures.

Lesu said...

I just made this today and it came out wonderful! Especially easy when you're only making a quick meal for one.

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