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Tequila-Lime Shrimp Recipe

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This recipe for Tequila-Lime Shrimp, by , is from The Madden Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Melissa Gross
Added: Saturday, August 29, 2009


1/3 c. lime juice
1/2 T. jalapeņo pepper, minced (don't touch seeds with bare hands)
1/2 tsp. chili powder
3/4 tsp. sugar
3/4 fluid oz of tequila
1/4 c.cilantro, fresh chopped
1 T. Olive Oil
1 medium garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp. sea salt or to taste
1 1/2 lb. shrimp, jumbo size (shelled and deveined or leave tails on for nicer presentation)

In a small bowl, combine lime juice, jalapeņo, chili powder, sugar, tequila and 2 T. of cilantro. Set aside.
Heat oil in large skillet. Add garlic and salt; cook stirring until garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute. Add shrimp and saute until shrimp turn pink, about 4 minutes. Remove shrimp to a serving plate and cover to keep warm.
Add lime juice mixture to same skillet and place over high heat. Cook until alcohol burns off, stirring and scrapping sides of pan, about 2 minutes. Pour over shrimp and garnish with remaining cilantro and more sea salt, if desired.




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