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    Margarita Shrimp Salad

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    45 mins

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    Leslie in Texas's Note:

    This is one of our favorite summer salads- it makes a lovely "light" dinner meal and you don't have to heat up the kitchen! I've also used a combination of red, green and yellow bell peppers to add more color to the salad. Prep time does not include marinating time. Originally from "Savor the Southwest" cookbook.

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    1. 1
      Shrimp: Combine the cilantro, garlic, chili, tequila, triple sec, lime juice and cumin in a nonreactive bowl.
    2. 2
      Add the shrimp, turn to coat, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
    3. 3
      Drain the shrimp and reserve the marinade.
    4. 4
      In a small saucepan over high heat, bring the reserved marinade to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until reduced by half.
    5. 5
      Remove from heat, transfer to a small bowl, and cool.
    6. 6
      Whisk in the olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper; set aside.
    7. 7
      Prepare a barbeque grill or preheat a broiler (I prefer to BBQ the shrimp).
    8. 8
      Grill or broil the shrimp until just pink, about 1 minute per side; keep warm.
    9. 9
      Salad: Fill a small skillet with oil to a depth of about 1 inch and place over medium heat.
    10. 10
      When oil is about 375°, fry the tortilla strips in batches until light brown and crisp; drain well on paper towels.
    11. 11
      Sprinkle with chili powder while still warm.
    12. 12
      In a large bowl, mix together the tomato, bell pepper and lettuce.
    13. 13
      Toss with enough of the marinade/oil dressing to coat lightly and divide among 4 large plates or shallow bowls.
    14. 14
      Top with the grilled shrimp and tortilla strips and serve immediately.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 19, 2006


      You did it again, Leslie in Texas...ANOTHER excellent recipe. This shrimp salad is awesome. The marinade is a perfect combination of flavors for the shrimp that goes beautifuly with the rest of the salad ingredients. The tortilla strips add a nice texture. This is a winner and I can't wait to make it again. Thanks for sharing, Leslie in Texas.

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    • on July 11, 2005


      A wonderful light entree. Next time I'll leave out the cilantro (we're not big fans) and add a couple more chilis (we like it spicy!).

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    Nutritional Facts for Margarita Shrimp Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (318 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 332.9
    Calories from Fat 150
    Total Fat 16.7 g
    Saturated Fat 2.4 g
    Cholesterol 172.8 mg
    Sodium 195.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 20.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.2 g
    Sugars 2.2 g
    Protein 26.4 g

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