Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
From a cookbook from California.
- 1 lb medium shrimp, shelled and deviened
- 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 large garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons tequila
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 3 tablespoons coarse chopped fresh cilantro
- hot cooked rice (optional)
- Rinse and pat shrimp dry with paper towles. Heat butter and oil in large skillet over med heat. When butter is melted, add garlic cook 30 seconds.Add shrimp; cook 2 minutes, stir often. Stir in tequila, lime juice, salt and red pepper. Cook 2 minutes till loist and liquid evaporates and shrimp are pink and glazed. Add cilantro and cook 10 seconds, serve over hot rice if desired.
This is the best dish ever. I found the recipe in a southwest cookbook back in 1989. It is always on the top of my list for dinner. It cooks quick (except for preparing the shrimp). I like to season it with Johnny's seasoning salt. I also double the tequila and lime juice. I like the extra liquid on the rice. Goes well with a margarita.
Excellent easy to do shrimp dish. I used extra garlic, tequila and lime juice. I also put lime juice and zest into my rice for an extra kick. Thanks for the post Shirl (J) 831`
Very good! I didn't taste the lime or tequila that much, so next time I'd take the suggestion of doubling both. But garlic and chili - you can't go wrong with that! Thanks for sharing.