Margarita Shrimp Tacos

Serves 4
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Margarita Shrimp Tacos: Tacos don't have to be heavy! These citrus and tequila marinaded shrimp are light and zesty and perfect for a fresh Tex-Mex dinner. Don't skimp on the guacamole! |
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Great tacos for a quick dinner. Especially good for cinco de mayo! The shrimp are quickly marinated in margarita ingredients!


1 pound medium shrimp, shelled and cleaned
2 ounces (one *glug) Tequila
2 limes, juice only
1 lemon, juice only
2 Serrano peppers, minced
Small handful of cilantro
1-2 Teaspoons olive oil or butter
Flour Tortillas

Other Taco Fixins:

Cotija cheese


1) Clean shrimp by removing shell and slicing down the back of the shrimp with a small knife, washing out any dirt or crud in the vein.

2) Add shrimp to a plastic bag along with marinade (tequila, limes, lemon, cilantro, serranos).   Let marinate for 15-20 minutes.

3) While shrimp marinate, prepare other toppings.

4) Drain shrimp.  It’s fine if some cilantro and pepper stick to the shrimp.

5) Heat butter or oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Once hot, add the shrimp.

6) Cook for 2 minutes per side until shrimps are slightly pink and firm.

7) Roughly chop shrimp and serve in tacos with fixings.