Seafood: Tequila-Marinated Shrimp

posted by Meryl 06-20-102 8:47 AM

Tequila-Marinated Shrimp
To keep these tongue-tingling shrimp well-chilled during a party, place them in a bowl nestled inside a larger bowl of ice.
Source: Better Homes and Gardens

2 pounds fresh or frozen medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, leaving tails intact
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup tequila
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
1/8 teaspoon salt

Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Rinse shrimp; pat dry. Set aside.

In large skillet heat olive oil over medium heat; add onion and garlic and cook about 3 minutes or until tender. Add shrimp and tequila; bring to boiling. Boil gently, uncovered, for 3 to 5 minutes or until shrimp turn opaque, stirring occasionally.

Transfer shrimp mixture to a bowl. Add lime juice, cilantro, and salt; toss to mix. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Drain before serving. Makes 10 to 12 appetizer servings.

Make-Ahead Tip: Prepare as above. Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours, stirring occasionally. Drain before serving.

Nutritional facts per serving calories: 119 , total fat: 6g , saturated fat: 1g , cholesterol: 105mg , sodium: 147mg , carbohydrate: 1g , fiber: 0g , protein: 11g , vitamin A: 4% , vitamin C: 6% , calcium: 2% , iron: 11%

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