Spicy Tequila Shrimp

Spicy Tequila Shrimp

Spicy Tequila Shrimp

 

When I saw this recipe I just had to try it. I have never done any kind of flambé. I found it because I was looking for a recipe that used tequila, since I still had some left from my birthday celebration. (We each had a horny toad margarita, thank you Amber)I was very excited to do this dish. I gave Hubby a heads up just in case the fire brigade was in front of the house when he got home, he would know why. :D  This was a risky choice because I cannot find a fire extinguisher anywhere in the house. But I got some sand so I should be ok..

Well the flambé was cool, I recommend everyone tries it once, and the dish was super YUM-E! Even though it has jalapenos it isn’t very spicy, really almost not at all.  It was fun to start a fire. lol.  Hubby walked in right after I had lit it, just in time for the show.  It had a great flavor to it, I loved the lime.  I complimented the shrimp with”Green” Rice which has cilantro and lime tossed into it. It was F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S !  I made it with jasmine rice which gave it a great aroma. 

I am so proud that I pulled this off with out burning down my kitchen, singeing my eyebrows or arm hair. (My fore arms are a little on the fuzzy side)  Oh and no fire brigade.

 

Spicy Tequila Shrimp (Cooking Light June 1997)

Yield

6 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup shrimp mixture, 1 cup rice, and 2 avocado wedges)

Ingredients

1 teaspoon vegetable oil

1 cup vertically sliced onion

1/2 cup julienne-cut seeded jalapeno pepper

5 garlic cloves, minced

1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 tablespoon sherry vinegar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup tequila

3 cups chopped seeded tomato

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

6 cups hot cooked rice

1 peeled medium avocado, cut into 12 wedges

Preparation

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion, jalapeno pepper, and garlic; saute 8 minutes. Add shrimp, vinegar, and salt, and saute 3 minutes. Pour tequila into one side of skillet, and ignite tequila with a long match. Let flames die down. Add tomato and cilantro, and cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and stir in lime juice. Spoon shrimp mixture over rice. Serve with avocado wedges.

1-prep

 

 Julienne-cut seeded jalapeno pepper, slice onion and press garlic

 

 

 

 

   

2-tomato

 

 

 

 Seed and dice tomato

 

 

 

  

3-dice-copy

Chop cilantro and squeeze lime.  All preped!

 

4-saute

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion, jalapeno pepper, and garlic; saute 8 minutes.  Add shrimp, tomato, vinegar, and salt, and saute 3 minutes.

 

5-fire

Pour tequila into one side of skillet, and ignite tequila with a long match. Let flames die down.  FIRE! FIRE FIRE!

6-last

Add  cilantro, and cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and stir in lime juice

Green rice

Bring 2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth to a boil in a medium saucepan; stir in 1 cup long-grain white rice. Cover and cook 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Stir in 2 tablespoons butter and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Combine 3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, 3/4 cup sliced green onions, and 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice. Add to rice; stir well.

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Comments

  1. says

    This is fantastic ! This is on my “wish list” now. Will try to find fresh Langostinos tomorrow and try this recipe. I hope I can pull it off too.

  2. says

    Beautiful photographs, especially the flambe! I am amazed you caught that on camera so perfectly. I either would have severely burned myself, burned down the building, or repeatedly try to flambe to get the right shot. Well done! The shrimp look delicious!

    • Meseidy says

      I KNOW! I was surpised myself, I was sure something would burn. But we all make it out safe and sound. It acutally burns for a little bit, so you get a window of time to get the shot. I was nervous because I thought it would be a lot shorter, so I was standing by…LOL. It was really a great dish, Hubby loved it.

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