Tequila Shrimp (Camarones al tequila)

Today a delicious, and very mexican, seafood recipe; get ready because we teach you how to prepare a delicious tequila shrimp dish with an easy method that requires very little time and all you need is very easily available ingredients; if you choose to flambe them, please make sure you are comfortable with this procedure....

Recipe for Tequila Shrimp

* 2 lb. raw jumbo shrimp, cleaned and peeled
* 1 cup of tequila
* 6 cloves of garlic
* 4 ancho chiles
* 6 cascabel peppers
* Butter to taste
* 5 lemons
* Dried Parsley, Pepper and Salt to taste
You will need a skillet and a tight fitting cover to put out the flames, if needed


1) The first thing to do is roast the ancho and cascabel chilies directly in the flame of the stove or on a griddle, and they are completely roasted then soak in warm water with a little salt for 30 minutes, once they have soaked clean them up and finally blend and let this mixture reserve it in a container.

2) Take a wide skillet and place about 2 or 3 tablespoons of butter, when this it has melted, spread it evenly throughout the pan and put the shrimp in along with 4 cloves minced garlic, a little salt and pepper; stir constantly for about 4 minutes until the shrimp becomes pink.

3) When this is good we pour the tequila in, and quickly flambe (this is optional); the fire should extinguish itself once the alcohol has burned, or you can put out the flame with the cover; add the peppers and the juice of the 5 lemons; mix well, cover the pan and simmer for 10 minutes.

4) After they have simmered 10 minutes, we are now putting in the finishing touches to our tequila shrimp; check seasoning and adjust the salt if needed. The Tequila Shrimp are served while hot accompanied by white rice as a side dish or salad.

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