10 Minute Tequila Lime Shrimp

Posted on Sep 19, 2013 in Appetizers/Party Dishes, Healthy, Main Dish, Other, Recipes, Reduced Fat, Seafood | 11 comments

If you don’t have time on your side then this recipe is perfect for you.


Imagine these ingredients – Shrimp. Lime. Tequila.

What is the first thing that comes to mind?

What used to come to mind was a big plate of steamed shrimp drizzled with lime and a shot of tequila on the side. What comes to mind now is why don’t I cook them all together and see what happens.

I’ll tell you what happens.

Shrimp awesomeness.  I wonder if naming the recipe Shrimp Awesomeness would have worked?


A few years back Kurt and I visited Cancun sparking our love for tequila infused recipes. As tequila connoisseurs, tequila collectors and shrimp lovers I’m rather surprised it took this long to combine the two. I thought it would be a complete travesty to waste tequila in a recipe instead of just drinking it. What would happen to all that wonderful flavor?

I set out to prove myself wrong.

Shrimp combined with tequila is surprisingly divine.


This dish would work as an appetizer or a side dish as well. I would suggest using martini glasses to serve it as a pretty starter to a party.


As always, love you all. Have a fantastic Friday.

5.0 from 3 reviews

Tequila Lime Shrimp
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled
  • ¼ cup tequila
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • salt to taste
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • cilantro, chopped fresh
  1. Pat shrimp dry with paper towels.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over a medium heat.
  3. Add garlic and shrimp; cook about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in tequila, lime juice, salt and paprika. Cook 2 minutes more or until shrimp is pink.
  5. Sprinkle with cilantro.
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  1. Oh this sounds good! Garlic and lime are a perfect combination to go with shrimp.
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  2. THE MOST beautiful pictures, make me want to bite my computer screen!

  3. Looove an easy tasty recipe :)

  4. Just made it for the first time. Wife brought a whole bottle of tequila, so I guess it’s margarita night. Personally I’d have just grabbed a couple of minis and gone with Cali SB, but that’s for next time.

  5. I have a tequila lime shrimp recipe too-Isn’t it the best flavor combination and so easy too>!? Yum!
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  6. I tried this tonight…my god! What is it. And so incredibly easy to make. It literally took 5 mins. Amazing.

    • Thanks so much. So glad you enjoyed it :) This makes me super happy

  7. These are easy and AMAZING! I made this recipe a couple months ago for a taco bar dinner party (with RAVE reviews) and I’m making it again tonight. LOVE THIS!!!
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    • Suzi. Thank you so much. I’m so glad that you liked this recipe. And comments like this make my day. Have a great day friend. :)

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