Drunken Shrimp

July 24, 2012


There are so many iterations of Drunken Shrimp – and none of them please me. So here’s mine. Think of this as Drunken Shrimp a la Margarita Style. As it should be.

For health and lifestyle choices I use all organic ingredients – and most especially wild-caught shrimp – but conventional products will work equally well.

Serves 2

1/2 pound shrimp
1/4 cup tequila (plus a shot for the chef)
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 shallot, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
Pinch of red pepper flakes (could also substitute a dash of Siracha)
salt and pepper, to taste
fresh chopped parsley for garnish
Skewers for cooking

  1. Combine tequila, orange juice, lime juice shallot, garlic cilantro and red pepper flakes in large ziploc bag or bowl. Add shrimp.
  2. Marinate in refrigerator 1 hour.
  3. Add shrimp to skewers. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Grill over medium heat 3-4 minutes.
  5. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Ole, folks!

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2 Responses to “Drunken Shrimp”

  1. Knighton Says:

    I like to sauté mine with minced garlic & jalapeño, then pour in the tequila at the last minute. Flambé and serve with rice, black beans, and avocado.

    • Pam Says:

      Confession: The Flambe intimidates me. I’ve never done it! I’ve already set my kitchen on fire ONCE. I fear I might again. 🙂