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Tequila Shrimp (Camarones Borrachos)


Prepare all ingredients before starting to cook the shrimp, so the shrimp do not get overcooked.

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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 24 shrimp, peeled
  • 1/4 c tequila
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, diced (or can of diced tomates, drained)
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, diced
  • salt and pepper to taste


Servings 4


Step 1

Saute onions and garlic in the olive oil until the onions are translucent. Add shrimp and continue to saute for 3 to 4 minutes. Add tequila and burn off the alcohol. Add the tomatoes and saute for another 3-4 minutes. Add lime juice when the shrimp is cooked half way. When shrimp is fully cooked, fold in the cilantro and avocado. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

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