Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

This dish sounds decadent, but might be a perfect dinner for two on some romantic evening--- or not! Or, maybe you are just in the mood for a rich, yummy pasta dish for absolutely no reason at all!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, heat butter and oil. Add shrimp and cook about 8 minutes or until shrimp are pink and firm. Remove shrimp and set aside.
  2. Add peppers, onion, garlic and cilantro and saute until just barely tender. Remove vegetables and set aside.
  3. Add tequila to skillet (off flame) and swirl around pan. Add all seasonings and cream and simmer. Allow sauce to thicken slightly.
  4. Return shrimp and vegetables to skillet and toss until mixture heats well and coats shrimp with cream. Serve immediately over hot, cooked pasta. Garnish with parmesan cheese and extra cilantro leaves.
Most Helpful

We really enjoyed this recipe as it was very tasty & presented nicely, however, the shrimp definitely do not need 8 mins to cook. I cooked for about 2 mins and when put back in the pan to warm in the sauce, they were perfect. Husband loved it & not overkeen on pasta. It was a winner here. Thanks for the recipe

Elkaybee October 06, 2012

This is beautiful, colorful, flavorful, and fun to make. You will want to have all ingredients measured, cut, and ready before starting; once the shrimp hits the pan, it goes quickly. I might wish the sauce would thicken and cling better, but that's trivial and fixable. The poblano peppers are not hot; we were able to use exactly the ingredients listed without offending the tender palate in this household. This was a husband and wife collaboration, but the adult sons helped with the eating part. Made for ZWT8.

Lavender Lynn August 11, 2012

This recipe is fantastic!!! Thanks to all previous reviewers who said not to mess with the spice ratio, as the seasoning on this is JUST RIGHT, and elevates the whole dish into something special!! I did double the garlic cloves, as my fam likes that garlicky flave, but other than that, AS IS. Oh, and like everyone else said, really just under 2 mins for the shrimp. <-- Makes a huge difference. This is going on my short list of go to recipes!

Seattle Pseudo Chef June 22, 2016