Tequila Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa


Tequila Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa


  • For Shrimp Tacos
  • 1-1/2 lb. raw shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 1/4 c. olive oil
  • 8 ea. minced cloves garlic
  • 1 ea. medium dried ancho chile, rehydrated, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 c. tequila of your choice
  • 1/2 c. fresh lemon juice
  • 4 T. salted butter, cubed
  • 12 ea. corn tortillas
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For Avocado Salsa
  • 2 ea. Avocados From Mexico, halved, pitted, peeled and diced
  • 1 ea. jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 c. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ea. lemon, zested
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1/2 c. finely chopped red onion
  • 2 T. finely chopped cilantro


  1. Marinate shrimp in olive oil for approximately 15 minutes before cooking. Season with salt. In a large skillet sauté the shrimp over high heat for 1 minute. Then add the chile and garlic and sauté for another minute. Add lemon juice and tequila and let it cook for approximately 2 to 3 minutes more over low heat. Then add the cubes of butter, add salt and pepper to taste and let stand for 2 minutes before serving.
  2. In a bowl, make the salsa. Combine avocados, lemon juice, lemon zest, cilantro, onion, jalapeño chili and olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Prepare tacos. Divide shrimp mixture among corn tortillas, top with avocado salsa, and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Tequila Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa
Amount Per Serving 6
Calories 570 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 43%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Trans Fat 0g  
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 205mg 68%
Sodium 220mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 2g  
  Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 28g 0%
Vitamin A 0mg 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Vitamin D 0mg 0%
Calcium 0mg 10%
Iron 0mg 10%
Potassium 770mg 43%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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