Tequila Lime Shrimp

Foodista Cookbook Entry

Category: Cocktails & Appetizers | Blog URL: http://www.humblerecipes.com/2009/06/tequila-lime-shrimp-recipe.html

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.

Ingredients

18 Jumbo Shrimp - get them with the shells still on and peel and de-vein them yourself.
1/2 cup Tequila
1 tablespoon Honey
1 Clove Garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt

Preparation

1
Peel and devein the shrimp
2
Combine the tequila, lime juice, honey, garlic, salt, pepper, and cilantro in a large mixing bowl.
3
Whisk well to combine.
4
Add cleaned shrimp to the bowl.
5
Let shrimp marinate for 15 minutes
6
Remove shrimp from marinade and set aside
7
Transfer marinade to sauce pot and place over medium-high heat.
8
Bring marinade to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer till it reduces by half.
9
Grill shrimp over direct-high heat for 2 minutes per side
10
Drizzle reduced marinade over shrimp before serving

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Bill's picture

My food comes via a food stamp card now that I'm on disability, so I won't be able to buy even cheap tequila. I know it changes the whole darn recipe, but do you have any suggestions to replace it?

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In my younger years, a bottle of tequila might not hang around my kitchen for very long. But I've had this bottle of Jose Cuervo Gold sitting my my cupboard for a couple years now (longer?) and I figured it was time to do something with it. I couldn't really picture me and the wife lining up the shot glasses, what with the kids needing to be fed and all, so I inebriated some shrimp instead.

Serve with fresh lime wedges.

Yield:

5

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January 6, 2010

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