Saturday, May 19, 2007

Tequila !

Tequila, Orange Shrimp.

I have to confess - I don’t cook with tequila often so I was curious about how the flavor would taste. If you are planning on making a recipe that calls for tequila you may want to check out this website that has some basic information about tequila.

This is a Martha Stewart Recipe that I modified just a little.

Tequila, Orange Shrimp
1 pound large shrimp, peeled, de-veined, and tails left on
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 red pepper very finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, very finely chopped
Zest of 1 lime, plus lime wedges for serving
Dash of red pepper
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
¼ cup orange marmalade

For Sauce
1/4 cup tequila
1/3 cup orange marmalade
3 TBS sugar
1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Top with
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

In a medium bowl, combine shrimp, oil, pepper, half the garlic, and zest; orange marmalade, red pepper, season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate, covered, for at least 15 minutes and up to 1 hour.
In a shallow saucepan, combine remaining orange marmalade, tequila, and cilantro, sugar; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until mixture is thick and syrupy, 7 to 8 minutes. Stir in butter; keep warm.
Heat a gas grill on high or stove-top grill pan over high heat. Grill shrimp, turning once, until just opaque, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter; pour tequila sauce over shrimp. Garnish with chives; serve immediately with lime wedges

1 comment:

Chris said...

Did you like the end result? I know you must have been tired after all that deveining!