Shrimp in a Tequila Garlic Sauce

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Quick Facts

Servings: 2
Cook Time: 18 min.
Tequila and jalapeño peppers infuse the shrimp with a taste of Mexico. Makes a wonderful appetizer for Southwestern cuisine.


  • 5 each colossal (U/10) shrimp, (peeled and deveined)
  • salt, pepper, paprika
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 each jalapeño pepper, seeds and veins removed, diced
  • 1/4 each green pepper, seeds and veins removed, diced
  • 1/4 ounce parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 lime
  • 2 ounces tequila


  • Dry shrimp and sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika.
  • In a shallow casserole or sauté pan, heat olive oil and garlic together. When garlic starts to brown, add peppers and parsley. Stir to coat.
  • Add shrimp and sear on one side. Turn shrimp and pour in tequila. Cook for 4 minutes until tequila reduces to dry.
  • Remove and sprinkle with a little paprika and squeeze in a little lime.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Nutrition Facts

Calories 571
  Calories from Fat 480 (84%)
(84%)Total Fat 54g
(37%)Saturated Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 40g
(9%)Cholesterol 27mg
(1%)Sodium 31mg
(3%)Potassium 106mg
Total Carbohydrate 2g
(3%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(8%)Protein 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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