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Tequila Shrimp Recipe

DINING | Published on 27/05/2020
Optimizada tequila lime shrimp recipe

The best meals on the beaches of Mexico have two things: tequila and fresh shrimp. While you can’t travel to the beach right now, you can still savor the spices and flavors of Mexican cuisine in your own kitchen, and learning new stay at home chef recipes will have you ready for summer parties and picnics. Tequila shrimp captures the flavors of the Mexican coast, and while the alcohol cooks out of the recipe, cooking with tequila adds a little extra flair to delicious shrimp recipes. Use this recipe for a tequila shrimp ceviche, or simply serve the shrimp with the rich sauce and fresh vegetables, letting the aromatic flavor dazzle your taste buds.


Unlike other shrimp recipes with lots of batter and grease, a tequila lime shrimp recipe is a healthy option for juicy, flavorful seafood to put into any dish. You can serve it cut up and mixed with cucumber, tomato, and onion for a tequila shrimp ceviche, or serve it in a bowl with extra lime juice and veggies for a tequila shrimp cocktail. You can also top off a salad or pasta dish with sizzling shrimp, or serve them on soft tortilla with salsa. Add a little lime juice for a citrusy tequila lime shrimp recipe. 

This particular tequila shrimp recipe is served with creamy sauce and a side of grilled vegetables. A trick for incredible stay at home chef recipes is a julienne cut. A French term for thin and long cuts of vegetables, this unique cut will make any delicious shrimp recipes look like they’re straight out of a cooking magazine. After peeling your vegetables, cut thin slabs that can be sliced into 1/8th inch thick strips. Add these into your tequila shrimp cocktail or a tequila lime shrimp recipe. 

Ingredients 

  • 5 large shrimp (you can season the shrimp with salt ahead of time or let them soak in a shot of tequila before cooking)

  • 1 shot of tequila

  • 50 g of squash (julienne cut)

  • 50 g of carrots (julienne cut)

  • 50 g of red pepper (julienne cut)

  • 30 g of onion

  • 60 g of broccoli

  • 2 Tbsp butter

  • 150 g media crema (if you’re grocery stores doesn’t carry this Mexican ingredient, you can substitute with half-and-half or light cream)

  • Extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil

  • 2 cloves of garlic, previously chopped and soaked in 3 tablespoons of olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • Preheat the pan over low heat before adding 2 tablespoons of oil 

  • Add the squash, carrot, pepper and broccoli, and sauté the vegetables over low heat

  • Place the sautéed vegetables on a plate

  • Add the 2 tablespoons of oil, garlic, and chopped onions with oil to the pan

  • Sauté the shrimp for no more than 2 minutes

  • Pour 1 shot of Tequila over the shrimp and cook on medium heat.

  • WARNING: If you are not cooking on an electric stove, be careful not to make many movements with the pan since tequila is flammable.

  • Place the shrimp on the plate with the vegetables, keeping the butter and garlic in the pan

  • Add a little butter and media crema to make the sauce that goes with the shrimp

  • Add pepper to taste before pouring the sauce over the shrimp

This is one of the most delicious shrimp recipes that’s rich and flavorful. Serve it with these julienne-cut veggies, make tequila shrimp ceviche, mix it into a tequila shrimp cocktail, or serve over pasta with the cream sauce. Learning stay at home chef recipes will help you create healthy meals that excite your family.

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