I have no idea why this recipe is called Tequila Lime Shrimp because tequila is nowhere to be found in this dish. Alcohol of any kind for that matter is not involved in the making of this meal.
I suppose you could serve it with a glass of wine or in the summer, even a margarita which has tequila in it. But regardless of how it got its unusual name, if you like shrimp, chances are, you’ll like this.
This cooks up so quickly that dinner can be on the table in less than 10 minutes! I know the pictures don’t make it look all that exciting, but it’s got nice flavours. One of my daughters loves to eat this on top of pasta.
Tequila Lime Shrimp Recipe:
- 1 lb. large, uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 Tbsp. lime juice
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 1 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped
Place the shrimp into a large resealable freezer bag. Add the other ingredients into the bag. Squish together to combine. Remove the excess air from the bag and seal before freezing.
On the day of cooking, take the bag out to thaw. Stir fry the bag contents in a large skillet on medium-high until the shrimp are heated through and turn pink.
Serve the shrimp with rice, potatoes, or pasta and a side of vegetables. If you want, you can top the shrimp with some additional fresh cilantro and lime wedges.
OR you can cook up the marinated tequila lime shrimp to use inside shrimp tacos. Serve them in a soft tortilla with guacamole. The taste of summer in a simple dish.
And here’s where that tequila could come in. Imagine sitting on your patio with a margarita in a frosted glass while a plate of shrimp tacos is perched on your lap. Yum!
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