Shrimp with Jalapeno, Tequila and Lime

Mikekey *


I first had this at a little neighborhood restaurant next door to a bed and breakfast I stayed at in San Francisco. Unfortunately both are now gone. This serves 4 as an appetizer or 2 as an entree.

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15 Min
15 Min
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1/8 c
olive oil
1 clove
garlic, peeled and minced
1 large
jalapeno pepper, slice into rings (remove seeds for less spicy version)
1 lb
raw medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (leave tails on)
1/2 c
1 Tbsp
triple sec
2 Tbsp
fresh lime juice


1/8 c
chopped fresh cilantro
lime wedges
margarita salt, to taste

How to Make Shrimp with Jalapeno, Tequila and Lime


  • 1Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add jalapeno and cook 1 minute more.
  • 2Add shrimp and saute until just turning pink.
  • 3Add tequila, triple sec and lime juice and cook shrimp until just done. Do not overcook.
  • 4Spoon onto individual plates and garnish with chopped cilantro, lime wedges and sprinkle with a little margarita salt.

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About Shrimp with Jalapeno, Tequila and Lime

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Mexican

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