Easy Tequila Lime Shrimp

"Easy, easy, easy, this takes minutes to make and oh soooooo good! The complete recipe may be doubled, adjust all ingredients to taste."
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  • In a large skillet heat oil oil.
  • Add in garlic and chipotle pepper powder; cook for 1 minute.
  • Add in shrimp, butter and tequila to skillet; cook for about 3 minutes or until shrimp are pink.
  • Stir in lime juice and cilanto.

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  1. Andrew K
    This was amazing, I wowwed everyone with this recipe. I also substituted Frank's Red Hot for the chipolte and doubled many of the ingredients (not the butter), which made a nice broth for dipping. Also, I saved some spare lime juice which made for some complimentary tequila poppers! Highly recommended.
  2. MariaGinaC
    The only substitution I made was Red Hot sauce (which I had in the house) instead of the chipotle powder. This turned out great. It had just the right amount of citrus & spice to enhance the shrimp. My husband & my 3 kids loved it. I will definitely make it again.
  3. Kizzikate
    A new regular on our seafood rotation! I doubled the cilantro, because we are crazy about it, & substituted a dash of Tobasco for the chipotle powder. The flavors were bright, & the few leftovers were delicious chilled! Yum.
  4. Julie421511
    YUM! I made this for dinner tonight w/ the only substitutions I made were I used thawed cooked jumbo shrimp and cut the butter to 2 tbs. I didn't cook for the whole 3 minutes, just enough to warm the shrimp through. I added the butter first until it melted and then the tequila and then the shrimp. This was so good, definitely was restaurant quality and good enough to serve for company. Thanks so much for posting, I will definitely make this again and again and again.
  5. Lorraine of AZ
    Oh! this was so good. A very easy dish to fix and very tasty to eat! I served it with saffron rice and dip with veggie dippers. A perfect summer supper. Thank you, KIittencal for a recipe I'll make again and again!



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