Tequila Chili-Lime Shrimp Tacos

Tequila Chili-Lime Shrimp Tacos

Tacos with shrimp marinated in tequila, lime juice, cumin, chili powder and topped with red cabbage, avocado, cilantro and a drizzle of sour cream!

If you were to bet me $100 to take a shot of tequila, I’d probably lose. I absolutely hate tequila. I know, right? WHO AM I. Seriously though, I went too hard in my younger years and now I just don’t care for it.

I don’t however mind cooking with it.

Case in point: Tequila Chili-Lime Shrimp Tacos!

These were pretty damn good. The shrimp is marinated in tequila, lime juice, cumin, and Trader Joe’s Chili-Lime Seasoning for about 15 minutes before pan fried to perfection. Have you tried TJ’s Chili-Lime Seasoning? SO GOOD. I’ve already used it way too much. I love it.

If you don’t have a TJ’s nearby, you can totally use chili powder.

You get a slight spicy with a hint of tequila. It’s like boozy shrimp! But better – because TACOS!

YASSS!

Whether it’s Taco Tuesday, Cinco De Mayo or just because, I highly recommend these bomb shrimp tacos.

Tacos with shrimp marinated with tequila, lime juice, chili powder then topped with red cabbage, avocado, cilantro and a drizzle of sour cream! Tacos with shrimp marinated with tequila, lime juice, chili powder then topped with red cabbage, avocado, cilantro and a drizzle of sour cream!

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Tacos with shrimp marinated in tequila, lime juice, cumin, chili powder and topped with red cabbage, avocado, cilantro and a drizzle of sour cream!
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Tequila Chili-Lime Shrimp Tacos
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Tacos with shrimp marinated with tequila, lime juice, chili powder then topped with red cabbage, avocado, cilantro and a drizzle of sour cream!

Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jamie Silva
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/3 cup tequila
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (or you can use TJ's chili-lime seasoning)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 12-14 corn tortillas warm
  • red cabbage thinly sliced
  • avocado diced
  • cilantro roughly chopped
  • sour cream for drizzling
  • 2 scallions sliced
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine tequila, lime juice, cumin, and chili powder. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well then toss shrimp in marinade. Place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

  2. Remove shrimp from refrigerator and pan fry for 2-3 minutes, or until bright pinkish orange. Set cooked shrimps aside.
  3. Divide red cabbage, shrimp, avocado, evenly among the warm tortillas. Drizzle with sour cream and top with scallions. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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Tacos with shrimp marinated with tequila, lime juice, chili powder then topped with red cabbage, avocado, cilantro and a drizzle of sour cream!
Tacos with shrimp marinated in tequila, lime juice, cumin, chili powder and topped with red cabbage, avocado, cilantro and a drizzle of sour cream!

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