Tequila-Cane Shrimp

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"I came up with this recipe one night when both my wife and I had worked late and weren't up to cooking anything elaborate. Since we're originally from the Southwest, chiles, cumin, and other spicy foods are always in our pantry. The sweetness of the cane syrup in this dish balances the heat from the chipotles - a great combination." CLReader
2 servings (serving size: 3 kebabs and about 3 tablespoons sauce)


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1 to 2 tablespoons chopped drained canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
1/4 cup tequila
1/4 cup cane or maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
24 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 3/4 pound)
Cooking spray


Prepare grill.

Place the chipotle chiles in a zip-top plastic bag. Add the tequila and the next 5 ingredients (tequila through minced garlic) to the bag, and stir well. Add the shrimp; seal and marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Remove shrimp from bag, reserving marinade. Place the reserved marinade in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, and cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

Thread shrimp onto 6 (6-inch) skewers. Place shrimp on a grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill for 2 minutes on each side or until the shrimp are done. Serve with sauce.

Note: Place remaining chiles in adobo sauce in an airtight container, freeze or refrigerate for another use. Look for cane syrup with the other syrups at the grocery store.

Created date

May 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 353
Caloriesfromfat 9 %
Fat 3.7 g
Satfat 0.6 g
Monofat 0.7 g
Polyfat 1.4 g
Protein 35 g
Carbohydrate 44.1 g
Fiber 0.4 g
Cholesterol 259 mg
Iron 6.1 mg
Sodium 680 mg
Calcium 131 mg