Camarones al Tequila

Camarones al Tequila

While the name tequila lime shrimp likely rings of cheap tex-mex cuisine, camarones al tequila sounds like something I would order in a heartbeat. I love shrimp, I love tequila, how could it go wrong? Frankly, I’m not sure that it can. I think this one is a guaranteed win.

Shrimp sautéed with tequila, fresh lime juice, and plenty of chili powder are perfect atop a bed of rice or wrapped in a warm tortilla. Just make sure you get plenty or shrimp, as they are quick to prepare and even quicker to eat.⁠

Seafood is not always the easiest thing to cook when living the vanlife. A lot of the areas we travel in are far from the ocean and lack good grocery stores, but shrimp are reliable. Even in the center of the driest desert, you can always buy a bag of frozen shrimp and whip up some quick, delicious shrimp tacos. Even in our little bus, we live in luxurious times. Bring on the desert seafood and tequila.


tequila lime shrimp


Camarones al Tequila

1 lb. shrimp, shelled
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp chili powder
½ tsp ground cumin
¼ cup tequila
¼ cup lime juice
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp neutral oil

Cook the garlic over medium heat in 2 tbsp neutral oil until nicely fragrant but not browned at all. Add the spices and shrimp, cook for 2 minutes, tossing to cook both sides. Add the tequila, cook for 1 minute. Add the lime juice and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat, add butter, and toss once melted. Salt to taste.

Serve with warm corn tortillas, cotija cheese, chopped cilantro, avocado, pico de gallo, and lime wedges. Or over Mexican rice with salad.



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