Tequila-Marinated Shrimp

  • Yield: 10 to 12 servings


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