Photo: Travis Rathbone; Styling: Megan Hedgpeth
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
15 Mins
Chill Time
2 Hours
Yield: 24 pieces (serving size: 2 pieces)

Every party needs a Tequila-Poached Shrimp spoon. One-bite utensil appetizers mean easy eating and also a beautiful presentation. Make-Ahead: prepare the shrimp the day before and chill overnight. Garnish the next day with Crema and a lime wedge. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Make shrimp: In a straight-sided sauté pan, combine 4 cups water, tequila, lime, salt and peppercorns; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cover; simmer for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to barest simmer and add shrimp. Cook until just pink, about 3 minutes. Turn off heat; let shrimp sit in pan for 2 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined baking sheet and let cool. Peel shrimp, leaving tails on. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to overnight.

Step 2

Make crema: In a small bowl, combine sour cream, lime zest and juice and honey; season generously with salt.

Step 3

Arrange shrimp on a platter, with crema for dipping. Garnish with lime wedges, if desired.

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