Tequila Shrimp

Tequila Shrimp created by Derf2440

This is a very quick and easy recipe that will impress everyone. The shrimp is rather spicy but the cilantro and tangyness of the rice mixture nicely balances the spicy seasonings. This recipe came from the July 2002 Cooking Light magazine.

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directions

  • Cook rice according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
  • While rice cooks, combine 1/4 tsp salt, the red pepper, chili powder, cumin and black pepper in a large zip-top plastic bag.
  • Add shrimp to bag.
  • Seal and shake to coat.
  • Heat 1 tbl oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add shrimp to skillet, cook for 3 minutes, turning once.
  • Add garlic, saute for 1 minute.
  • Add tequila and 1 tbl cilantro.
  • Cook for a further minute.
  • Combine 1/4 tsp salt, 1 tbl oil and lime juice then pour over the cooked rice Serve shrimp over rice mixture.
  • Enjoy.
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"This is a very quick and easy recipe that will impress everyone. The shrimp is rather spicy but the cilantro and tangyness of the rice mixture nicely balances the spicy seasonings. This recipe came from the July 2002 Cooking Light magazine."
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  1. Jf L.
    Myself and my "special friend" really enjoyed this. The rice I made cilantro, green onion,butter and lime was the perfect match. It's a keeper.
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  2. tracytrebilcox
    Since I had left-over rice from the other night, this receipe came together in about five minutes. The flavor was awesome, not at ALL spicy but flavorful. The downside was that it was so good, there was nothing left over for lunch.
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  3. wannabe-cook
    The family and I loved this dish! It was very easy and quick and I already had most of the ingredients which was awesome. I doubled the chili powder to add more of a kick and toasted some garlic bread on the side and it was great! Will definitely make this again! Thanks!
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  4. Derf2440
    Hope you don't mind, I was looking for an appetizer and loved the sound of the ingredients in this, so I adapted it, just left out the rice. I had to put it together early so I put the bag of prawns with the seasoning in the fridge to marinate for about 2 hours. I was out of cumin so I used coriander and I used roasted garlic, also could not find fresh cilantro, had to use dried which I also added to the marinade with the chili powder and cayenne. When I cooked them I did follow the recipe but instead of adding the salt, oil and lime juice to rice, I added it to the pan just for the last minute. wow was it good!!! it made a fantastic appetizer, so much flavour and served it with chunks of seeded wheat bun to dunk up the wonderful sauce!! I will be making this again , perhaps trying the rice. Thanks for posting.
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  5. Derf2440
    Tequila Shrimp Created by Derf2440
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