Tequila-Marinated Shrimp

  • Yield 10 to 12 servings

Serve these up a a delicious appetizer.


1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
5 -- garlic cloves, chopped
2 pounds fresh peeled shrimp
1/4 cup tequila
1/4 cup lime juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the onion and garlic and saute for 3 minutes or until tender.  Add the shrimp and tequila and bring to a boil.  Simmer for 3 to 5 minutes or just until the shrimp turn pink, stirring occasionally.  Remove the shrimp mixture to a bowl.  Add the lime juice, salt and cilantro and toss well.  Chill, covered, for 2 hours to 24 hours, stirring occasionally.  Drain before serving.

Recipe reprinted with permission America’s Most-Loved Community Cookbooks Recipes Worth Sharing(Nashville, Tn., 2008).




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