Tasty Tequila Lime Shrimp

Tasty Tequila Lime Shrimp


  • 3 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds Medium shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons Tequila
  • Juice of 1-2 limes
  • Salt
  • Chili powder, to taste (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons Coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • White rice or corn tortillas
  • Lime wedges for garnish


  1. Pat shrimp dry with paper towels. Heat oil in a large skillet over a medium heat. Add garlic and shrimp; cook about 2 minutes until pink, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in tequila, lime juice, salt, and chili powder (optional). Cook 2 minutes more or until most of the liquid is evaporated and shrimp is pink and glazed. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro.
  3. Serve over hot, cooked rice, or in warm tortillas. Garnish with lime wedges.

Recipe and Photo: Foodista / CC BY


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