Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tequila Shrimp

Tequila Shrimp
My friends Ryan And Claire live in Houston.  They often take a drive down to Corpus Christie and play in the surf with their baby boy, Layne.  They sent me a T-shirt that says “The White Trash Rivera” along with this delicious recipe.  It takes about 15 minutes to make.  I think it tastes even better with a cold Margarita while I’m wearing that Shirt.   

1 Tbl. olive oil
2 Tbl. Sweet butter
1 white onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
20 medium shrimp, peeled, de-veined
1/3 cup tequila reposado
3 Plum tomatoes, diced
2 Serrano chiles, chopped fine
Juice of 2 key limes
3 Tbl. chopped cilantro 
Salt and fresh ground black pepper

 Sauté the onions and garlic in the olive oil and butter, in a medium sauté pan.   When the onions are soft and translucent, but not browned, add the shrimp and continue to sauté for 2 minutes on each side, until bright pink. Then add the tequila and flame the alcohol. Add the tomatoes and sauté for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and add the lime juice, Serrano chile and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately with white or Mexican Green, rice
Serves 4

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