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drunken tequila lime shrimp on a spoon
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5 from 17 votes

Tequila Lime Shrimp

This drunken tequila lime shrimp recipe cooks up in less than 10 minutes! Serve tequila shrimp folded into tortillas for a fun twist on tacos.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican American
Servings: 4
Calories: 176kcal
Author: Jordan



  • Season shrimp with salt, pepper, paprika, cumin, chili powder, and brown sugar.
  • Heat olive oil in a large heavy bottomed pan medium high heat. Sauté garlic for 30 seconds, until fragrant. Arrange the shrimp in a single layer and cook for 3-4 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side for 2-3 minutes or until shrimp are cooked through.
  • Immediately after flipping the shrimp, add the lime juice, mezcal, and jalapeño to the skillet. Cook for 2 minutes or until shrimp are opaque and cooked through.
  • Remove from heat and top with lime zest and cilantro.


Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 192mg | Sodium: 778mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 472IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 182mg | Iron: 3mg