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
Stove Top


  • 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


  1. Heat 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.
  2. Add shrimp and saute until just turning pink.
  3. Add tequila, triple sec and lime juice and cook shrimp until just done. Do not overcook.
  4. Spoon 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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