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Shrimp in Tequila: Camarones al Tequila


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  • 1/2 large onion, finely chopped
  • 10 shallot, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 1/4 pounds shrimp, fresh or frozen
  • 6 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped capers
  • 400 millilitres tequila
  • salt and pepper


Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 28mins


Step 1

1.In a frying pan, saute the chopped onion and shallots in butter. Add the shrimp and cook shrimp until pink in colour. Add chopped parsley and capers to the pan. Remove the pan from the heat and pour in half of the tequila. Return the pan to the heat. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. When ready to serve, remove the pan from the heat and pour in the rest of the tequila. Using a match, flambe the alcohol carefully. Flames should die down in a few seconds. Serve hot.


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