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Cinco de Mayo Tequila Shrimp by The Gourmet Bachelor

Recipe – Tequila Shrimp – Thanks to The Gourmet Bachelor

damn smooth tequila.

for sharing this recipe with Circle of Food

If you try this recipe at home, be careful igniting the tequila.


1 lb large shrimp, peeled
2 T Old Bay seasoning
1 t cayenne
1 t cumin
2 T olive oil

4 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 c red, yellow and green peppers, chopped
1/2 chili, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
2 c tomato, diced
1/2 c Anejo tequila
2 T lime juice
1 T cilantro, chopped

DIRECTIONS: Shrimp – Coat shrimp with spices. Sear for 2 minutes per side in olive oil. Remove. Sauce – Sauté garlic, peppers, chili and onion for 3 minutes. Add tomato. Pour tequila in a cup. Taste tequila. Remove pan from stove. Add tequila and then ignite. Wait for flame to dissipate. Add lime juice and shrimp. Top with cilantro.

Tip: To create a crusty outside and moist inside, dry the shrimp with a paper towel.

Pairing: Anejo tequila, Mexico

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