Camarones al Tequila

  • Recipe courtesy of Palapa Hemingway

Total Time:
15 min
10 min
Inactive Prep:
5 min
2 servings


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 16 to 20 small shrimp
  • About 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • About 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped cilantro leaves
  • Drizzle tequila
  • Pinch Guajillo chili powder, optional
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the butter and the shrimp. Saute the shrimp until pink then add the onions, tomatoes and the cilantro. Let it sit for about 2 minutes then enhance the favor by adding the tequila, chili powder, if desired, salt and pepper, to taste. Then let it sit for 1 to 2 minutes so it may absorb the favor of the tequila.

Serve with rice and vegetables.

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