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Tequila Shrimp

Tequila Shrimp

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This is a very simple and excellent recipe. Goes great over pasta.

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  • Calories:
  • 205 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.7g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 19.8 g
  • 40%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 157 mg
  • 52%
  • Sodium:
  • 174 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic until light brown. Place shrimp in the pan, and cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Pour in tequila, and season with cilantro, salt, and pepper. Cook for 2 more minutes.
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McRae Family

What an excellent meal we made with this! We marinated 2lbs of shrimp in 1/2 cup tequila, 1/2 cup beer, some cilantro, garlic, and lime juice for about a 1/2 hour before sautéing with a tbsp of butter and some chopped onions. We served with black beans, pepper jack cheese, chopped tomatoes and avocados in whole wheat tortillas. You really can't make a more healthy or delicious meal!


Easy, elegant and delicious (with some changes since tequila I used was way too strong and overpowering). I made it with 3/4lb. shrimp since I was only making it for my husband and I and here is what I did: I made it with 1/4 cup tequila, 1/4 light beer, added few shakes of red pepper flakes, and fresh lime juice (almost 1 lime) and it was FANTASTICK!! Very very easy to make and I served it over pasta. I find that adding light beer to this recipe was key to increasing the amt of sauce w/out losing too much of the key ingredient - tequila.


Delicious. I replaced half the tequila with lime juice and water, seasoned with a little margarita salt, and wrapped the cooked shrimp mixture in warm flour tortillas. My guests--who generally dislike seafood, but love margaritas and tequila--went for seconds. Very quick, easy, and fun!