Sizzling Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Tequila Lime Shrimp

April 30, 2014

Tequila lime shrimp is a quick and easy recipe to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.  The tequila adds a smoky undertone to the shrimp while the lime gives the dish a tang.  Serve these tequila shrimp with a side of rice and beans. 

Tequila Lime Shrimp

1 lb. large shrimp in shell (21 to 25 per pound), peeled and deveined
¼ cup Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
1 tbsp. lime juice
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. kosher salt
2 tbsp. butter
¼ cup green onions
¾ cup crema or sour cream

In a mixing bowl, toss shrimp with salt, green onions, lime juice, kosher salt and ¾ teaspoon coarsely ground pepper. Heat butter in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat until foam subsides, then sauté shrimp, turning, until pink and just cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Reduce heat and add Sauza® Blue Silver tequila, and increase heat to medium high. Tilt skillet over gas burner to ignite Tequila. Cook, shaking skillet gently once or twice, until flames subside. Remove from heat and stir in crema. Serve sprinkled with chili powder.

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