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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 283.2
  • Total Fat: 10.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 173.5 mg
  • Sodium: 197.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.2 g
  • Protein: 25.1 g

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Margarita Shrimp

Submitted by: ANEWAY

Introduction

This dish has all those great margarita flavors, plus shrimp, avocado & cilantro. It takes almost no time to make--shelling the shrimp is the only real work here. This dish has all those great margarita flavors, plus shrimp, avocado & cilantro. It takes almost no time to make--shelling the shrimp is the only real work here.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    16 oz. shrimp, raw
    1 fl. oz. lime juice
    1 tbsp light margarine
    1 jalapeno pepper
    3 cloves garlic
    1 tsp pepper, red or cayenne
    4 fl. oz. tequila
    4 cups romaine lettuce, shredded
    1 avocado, without skin and seed
    2 tbsp cilantro, raw

Directions

Put the shrimp in a bowl & pour the lime juice over; mix well.
In a wide nonstick skillet, melt the butter.
When it's foaming, add the minced pepper and garlic and cook for 2 minutes over medium heat.
Add the shrimp,lime juice and cayenne pepper and cook about 4 more minutes, or until the shrimp are pink and start to curl.
Add salt & pepper to taste, then pour in the tequila.
Cook for 3 minutes more or until the liquid is reduced to a little sauce.
Serve the shrimp on a bed of romaine lettuce, decorated with the avocado and sprinkled with cilantro.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ANEWAY.





TAGS:  Fish | Dinner | Fish Dinner |

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i thought this recipe was so good i've made it once a week for three weeks already! my only change would be to halve the cayenne... it was VERY hot with one teaspoon! it's so yummy & easy to make, you just have to try it. - 11/27/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was really delicious and easy to make! I used a teaspoon of the cayenne pepper and it was a little too spicy for us. (We love hot food too!) I think I would cut the amount in half. - 6/20/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thsi way so easy and tasty even without the cliantro and the avocado. I just did not have them in the house. I also omitted the jalepeno since my 3 year old would be eating it. Very tasty. - 4/15/07

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  • Adjusted the cayenne down to half and was just perfect for the right amount of heat. Tasty and light meal. Excellent for a hot summer day. - 8/19/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yum! - 1/19/09

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  • We liked this and will make again! - 1/8/08

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  • Amazing Flavour! Very Easy - 8/27/07

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  • I made this when my Mom and picky eating brother came over for dinner, now they want me to make it for every family dinner. They did not even belive it was a diet recipe.
    - 6/13/07

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