Tequila-Lime Shrimp Cocktail

Tequila-Lime Shrimp Cocktail: Lime juice and a splash of tequila along with ground cumin and coriander give shrimp cocktail some Mexican-inspired flair.

The addition of lime juice, Mexican-inspired spices and a splash of tequila brings a totally new flavor to ordinary shrimp cocktail. This variation makes nice finger food for a party and pairs well with margaritas or beer and other appetizers like Quick and Easy Guacamole or Queso Fundido.

Tequila-Lime Shrimp Cocktail

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 4 to 6 servings

  • Ingredients:
  • 1-1/2 lbs large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 fresh lemon
  • 1 cup bottled chili sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 to 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons tequila blanco

Bring 2 quarts salted water to a boil, add the shrimp and cook just until pink and opaque, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain and plunge into a bowl of ice-water to stop the cooking process. Drain again, blot dry and squeeze the lemon over the shrimp. Refrigerate until chilled through, at least 30 minutes.

While the shrimp chills, prepare the cocktail sauce by combining the chili sauce, cumin, coriander, black pepper, cilantro, Worcestershire, 1/2 tablespoon horseradish, lime juice and tequila in a mixing bowl. Taste for seasoning and adjust the horseradish and black pepper to taste. Transfer to a small serving dish.

To serve, line a platter with lettuce and place the cocktail sauce in the center. Arrange the shrimp around the edge and garnish with a sprig of cilantro.

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comments & replies

Tequila Blanco!What a dip! My partner would love this, he's addicted to margarita. I almost jealous. lol

What a lovely presentation and it's so healthy too!

Wow, delicious Lime Shrimp, I like this and will to make it.Faridahttp://kitchensuperfood.com

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