Star Chef Holiday Recipe: Tequila Lime Shrimp

Food Network Chef Marcela Valladolid is sharing her favorite holiday recipes with "Extra"! Get the party started with this delectable recipe for Tequila Lime Shrimp! And remember, the cook gets a head start on the tequila!

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Celebrity Holiday Recipe: Tequila Lime Shrimp


1 pound large shrimp in shell (21 to 25 per pound), peeled and deveined 1 tablespoon lime juice 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Ingredients Cont.

2 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup Sauza Blanco Tequila 1/4 cup green onions 3/4 cup crema or sour cream

Method of Preparation

Toss shrimp with salt, green onions, lime juice, kosher salt and 3/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper.

Method of Preparation Cont.

Heatbutter in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat until foam subsides, then sauté shrimp, turning, until pink and just cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Reduce heat and add Sauza blanco, then increase heat to medium-high.

Method of Preparation Cont'd.

Tilt skillet over gas burner to ignite tequila (or ignite with a long match; use caution, as flames may shoot up high). Cook, shaking skillet gently once or twice, until flames subside. Remove from heat and stir in crema. Serve sprinkled with chili powder.

For more delicious recipes from Food Network Chef Marcela Valladolid, check out her book "Fresh Mexico: 100 Simple Recipes for True Mexican Flavor" at