Tequila Lime Shrimp


Tequila Lime Shrimp

Prepare this easy shrimp recipe as a delicious appetizer served on skewers or make it a simple weeknight dinner and serve it with corn tortillas!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 4



  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 dried ancho chili peppers, seeds removed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Season shrimp with salt and pepper and set aside.
  2. Place dried chilis in a medium bowl and cover with boiling water. Steep chilis in hot water until softened, about 20 minutes.
  3. Puree softened chilis and 1/2 cup of the steeping liquid in a blender until smooth, set aside.
  4. In a large fry pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  5. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 15 seconds.
  6. Add shrimp and cook for 90 seconds per side. The shrimp will turn pink when cooked.
  7. Remove cooked shrimp from the pan and set aside.
  8. Return pan to the burner over medium heat. Deglaze pan with tequila.
  9. Stir in pureed chilis and lime juice.
  10. Add cooked shrimp. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer.
  11. Simmer for 4-5 minutes until heated through.
  12. Stir in butter until melted through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  13. Serve with warmed tortillas or rice.

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