Back in the day (as in way back) my friend Kim and I would spend Thursday nights at the Park Bar for Free Vodka for the Ladies Night. We would belly up to the bar and drink unrecognizeable vodka concoctions and dance our “patented” dance -the walk away.
We would dance together- then apart in a ridiculously grand fashion. I have seen pictures-We had mascara smudged eyes and duck lips. It was not a good luck, but we were convinced we were just about as cool as Madonna and most definitely as good of dancers.
It has been far to0 many years to count how long it has been since “Free Vodka for the Ladies Night” and just about as many years since I have even had a vodka drink. In fact, I don’t drink any sort of mixed drink. However, a few times a year I make an exception for tequila-A great margarita and on an even rarer occasion a sipper of a really good tequila. It must be the Mexican I am convinced that is somewhere in my bloodline .
When my co-worker gave me a fabulously good tequila for Christmas I didn’t have any occasion to drink it, so I decided to cook with it and 5 Minute Tequila Lime Shrimp was born. One word-delicioso!
Here’s What You Do:
Preheat 1 capful of evoo over medium high. Meanwhile dry off the shrimp and season generously wite salt and pepper. Add to the pan for 2 minutes. Flip and then add the tequila and zest of 1/2 of a lime and juice of 1 lime along with the garlic. Cook for two more minutes or until cooked through. Remove from pan and squeeze 1/2 lime juice over the top along with the remaining zest. To make a whole meal you could always serve it on top of grilled vegetables and black beans.
The alcohol probably technically cooks off, but since this is power tequila (!) I suggest sauteeing a few shrimp in evoo, a dash of butter and seasonings for your kiddos instead.
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