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Tequila-Lime Shrimp

2
1
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Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
22 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
7 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
This recipe has a bright, citrusy flavor with an underlying hint of heat. Serve over rice with fresh diced pineapple or mango.*

Ingredients

fresh lime juice

cup(s)

jalapeño pepper(s)

½ Tbsp, minced (don't touch seeds with bare hands)

chili powder

½ tsp, chipotle-variety

sugar

¾ tsp

tequila

¾ fl oz

cilantro

¼ cup(s), fresh, chopped, divided

olive oil

1 Tbsp

garlic clove(s)

1 medium clove(s), minced

sea salt

½ tsp, or to taste (plus some for garnish)

uncooked shrimp

1½ pound(s), jumbo-size, shelled and deveined (or leave tails on for a nicer presentation)

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine lime juice, jalapeno, chili powder, sugar, tequila and 2 tablespoon of cilantro; set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and salt; cook, stirring, until garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute. Add shrimp; sauté, until shrimp turn pink, about 4 minutes. Remove shrimp to a serving plate and cover to keep warm.
  3. Add lime juice mixture to same skillet and place over high heat. Cook until alcohol burns off, stirring and scrapping sides of pan, about 2 minutes; pour over shrimp and garnish with remaining cilantro and more sea salt, if desired. Yields about 3 ounces of shrimp per serving.

Notes

*Could affect SmartPoints value.

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