Tequila Lime Shrimp with Bell Pepper Salsa

60 minutes

serves 2

After I had a very dark experience with tequila during my college years, it hasn’t really been my drink of choice. However, once you cook off the bitterness from the alcohol, even cheap tequila can add an oaky, rich and bright element to a dish. It’s no secret that lime and tequila go together like salt and pepper. So, I wanted to use them to season one of my favorite seafoods and create a delicious sauce.

I made this tequila lime shrimp with bell pepper salsa on Instagram a few months ago. However, now that it’s Cinco de Mayo, I had to bring it back and write it up. I originally served it over a cheesy polenta (which I highly recommend you do as well.) However, the shrimp and salsa really can go on any grain, vegetable or tortilla, so I figured that’s what I would focus this recipe on so that there’s not too much happening.

If you want to watch the entire demo from polenta to plating, head to my Instagram and go to the Tequila Shrimp Emoji highlight, where you can watch the entire thing.

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Adjust Servings
Bell Pepper Salsa
1 bell pepper
1 jalapeƱo
1 shallot
Juice of 1 1/2 lime
2tsp olive oil
Pinch of salt
Tequila Lime Shrimp
1lb shrimp
1/4cup tequila
1/4cup lime juice
1/2tsp salt
2tbsp olive oil
Olive oil