Shrimp, tequila and chili peppers combine in perfect harmony to create this amazing protein-loaded dish that’s packed with all sorts of goodies. If you’re looking for a delicious way to replenish your body and muscles after a vigorous workout, then this dish is a must-try.
Every ingredient in this recipe not only contributes to the explosion of taste, but also has its own health benefits. Take the shrimp, for example. This seafood is healthier than you might think, and actually promotes weight loss and maintenance, healthy eyesight, bone strength, skin health and may even be a mood booster! And with 19g of protein in just 3 ounces, you’ve got yourself a bonafide powerhouse in one little fish.
Other ingredients such as the honey and cilantro also contribute to the health factor of this recipe. The former has been shown to be rich in antioxidants, to lower blood pressure, and even improve cholesterol. Meanwhile, the cilantro can help balance out blood sugar levels, support a healthy heart, remove harmful heavy metals and promote healthy eyesight.
You might be wondering if the tequila will cancel out all the other healthy ingredients in this recipe. But at a mere 2 tablespoons for the entire recipe (which serves about 5 people), you’re really not overdoing it at all. The tequila is meant to give the recipe a bit of flavor without intoxicating the shrimp!
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Chili Tequila Glazed Shrimp
- 1 lb uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined, tail on (medium or large)
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp honey
- 2 tbsp garlic chili sauce
- 4 tbsp lime juice
- 6 tbsp cilantro, chopped
- 2 tbsp tequila
- salt and pepper
- Start by combining 3 tbsp olive oil, honey, garlic chili sauce, lime juice, cilantro, and tequila in a medium bowl, along with salt and pepper. Add shrimp to the bowl and stir to combine, coating all shrimp. Marinade for about 30 minutes to an hour.
- Skewer the shrimp and set on a plate. Heat a griddle or a grill on high heat. Cook shrimp skewers for 2-3 minutes on the first side flip and cook for another 2 minutes, until cooked through and pink.