Garlicky Tequila Shrimp
These garlicky tequila shrimp will be the new star of your taco Tuesday! Tangy, spicy, garlicky, citrusy with a kick of tequila! Just save some lime and tequila for a margarita!
Garlic + Tequila + Jalapeno + Shrimp + Lime + Taco Tuesday = Recipe for the Best Day Ever!
Okay Okay Okay… maybe a teeny exaggeration there, BUT… this recipe is super simple and cooks realllllly fast and is delish. So, there’s that.
I’ve been totally digging quick dinners lately, because summer has been pretty warm and I don’t wanna be slaving away in a hot kitchen.
In comes quick cooking protein like shrimp and salmon. I always have some frozen wild caught seafood in the freezer for quick dinners. Just thaw overnight in refrigerator, or quick thaw in cold water in the sink and you’ve got some great protein that will cook in under 10 minutes!
This garlicky tequila shrimp is a recipe I’ve been making for a few years now and it never disappoints! Especially when you have the makings for margaritas too enjoy with dinner!
I think the key to this recipe really being great is using good quality, fresh ingredients. And SALT. Really good salt. I’ve been using Redmond Real Salt for the past year or so and it’s soooo good. I love that it’s mined right here in America in Utah since 1958. Real Salt is America’s only unrefined ancient sea salt with over 60+ beneficial trace minerals and unmatched flavor.
The two products I use everyday for cooking are the Ancient Fine Sea Salt and the Kosher Salt. I love the personal pocket size shaker for keeping in my purse and using at restaurants instead of the iodized table salt. I also keep one in my tennis bag for replacing electrolytes when I’m sweating my ass off on the courts!
Tip: add fine sea salt to your warm lemon water in the morning for a great way to help support your adrenal glands. I’ll talk more about this in the coming months when I share some of my adrenal fatigue details with you guys.
Okay, back to the garlicky tequila shrimp goodness…
Also, have you seen my guide to how to throw an epic taco bar party?!?!
There’s also a delish guacamole recipe in that post too!
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- 1 lb wild caught, sustainable shrimp, deveined and shelled
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1 ounce tequila blanco
- 1 tbsp triple sec
- 1 medium jalapeno, seeds removed, minced
- 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp Redmond Real Salt sea salt
- 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
In a medium bowl, add all ingredients except for the cilantro, using 2 tbsp of the olive oil. Stir to combine.
Heat a large skillet over medium high heat then add olive oil. Cooking in 2 batches, add shrimp in a single layer. Cook for 1.5 to 2 minutes then flip over and cook an additional minute. Shrimp should turn pink and opaque in color.
Transfer to a serving bowl and toss with fresh cilantro and add extra sea salt to taste if needs more.
Enjoy these in tacos, taco salads, as appetizers or any which way you want! Don’t forget to enjoy along side some fresh lime margaritas!
PIN THIS GARLICKY TEQUILA SHRIMP FOR LATER!!