Tequila, Mexican Cream and Chipotle Shrimp

Tequila, Mexican Cream and Chipotle Shrimp
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3 to 4 servings Camarones al tequila
Ingredients
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • 1/4 cup Tequila Reposado
  • 1/4 cup Mexican cream Latin style cream, crème fraiche or heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle chiles in adobo sauce or to taste
  • 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce optional, seeded and minced
  • 10 chives sliced
To Prepare
  • Peel and devein the shrimp. Place in a bowl and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • In a large and heavy sauté pan set over medium-high heat, let the butter melt. Once it starts to sizzle, add the garlic; stir and cook for 10 to 15 seconds, until it becomes fragrant.
  • Incorporate the shrimp, making sure that the pan is not overcrowded, and let them brown on one side and then the other, for about 1 to 2 minutes per side. Don’t let them overcook; they should be browned on the outside but barely cooked through.
  • Add the tequila, and slightly tilt the pan over the flame to ignite it. Let it cook until the flames disappear. Stir in the cream and the chipotle sauce (and the seeded minced chile if using).
  • Serve immediately, with the chives sprinkled on top.
Ingredients
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • 1/4 cup Tequila Reposado
  • 1/4 cup Mexican cream Latin style cream, crème fraiche or heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle chiles in adobo sauce or to taste
  • 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce optional, seeded and minced
  • 10 chives sliced
To Prepare
  • Peel and devein the shrimp. Place in a bowl and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • In a large and heavy sauté pan set over medium-high heat, let the butter melt. Once it starts to sizzle, add the garlic; stir and cook for 10 to 15 seconds, until it becomes fragrant.
  • Incorporate the shrimp, making sure that the pan is not overcrowded, and let them brown on one side and then the other, for about 1 to 2 minutes per side. Don’t let them overcook; they should be browned on the outside but barely cooked through.
  • Add the tequila, and slightly tilt the pan over the flame to ignite it. Let it cook until the flames disappear. Stir in the cream and the chipotle sauce (and the seeded minced chile if using).
  • Serve immediately, with the chives sprinkled on top.

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  1. This recipe was a smashing success!! In my house, we usually love a cilantro lime shrimp I make but this blew everyone away…I even made them camping in Canada this summer and all of my relatives were incredibly impressed. Would go great with a poblano potato salad, rice, ANYTHING! I’d eat these for breakfast!

  2. This sounds absolutely amazing! I’m so glad I stumbled upon this recipe. So simple also. Thanks for the great recipe.