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Tequila Lime Shrimp

This tequila lime shrimp recipe entails just simple ingredients and non-laborious cooking processes. Everything will finish before you know it.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: how to make tequila lime shrimp, tequila lime shrimp, tequila lime shrimp recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 494kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 24 oz potatoes cut into wedges
  • 15 oz corn on the cob cut into 2-3 inches thick chunks
  • 2 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 10 oz asparagus woody ends trimmed
  • 1 tsp paprika divided
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 13 oz peeled shrimp from 26 oz raw shrimp
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 lime sliced


  • Place 24 oz potatoes and 15 oz corn into a bowl, along with 2 1/2 tbsp butter. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and microwave on medium for 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 482°F.
    step 1: microwave potatoes and corn with butter
  • Place the microwaved vegetables onto a baking sheet that’s been lined with parchment, along with the raw asparagus (10 oz). Drizzle the butter left in the bowl on top, and sprinkle 1/2 tsp paprika all over the veg.
    step 2: Place the microwaved vegetables onto a baking sheet. Drizzle the butter and paprika.
  • Slide onto the oven’s middle rack, and bake for 15 minutes.
    step 3: bake the veg for 15 minutes.
  • While that’s going, heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Stir in 1 tbsp minced garlic and cook until fragrant.
    step 4: stir the garlic.
  • Add 13 oz peeled shrimp, 1 tbsp lime juice, the remaining paprika (1/2 tsp), 1/2 tsp black pepper, and 1/2 tsp salt. Stir for about 4 minutes.
    step 5: add peeled shrimp and seasoning
  • Add 1/4 cup tequila and allow everything to simmer for 1 minute while scraping the bottom with a wooden spoon/spatula. Turn off the heat.
    step 6: add tequila and simmer for 1 minute
  • Sprinkle 1/2 cup cilantro on top, and decorate the skillet with your desired amount of lime slices.
    step 7: sprinkle cilantro on top and decorate the skillet with lime slices
  • Enjoy with the grilled veg.
    step 8: Enjoy with the grilled veg.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 494kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 316mg | Sodium: 554mg | Potassium: 1608mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1101IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 4mg