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.
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)
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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