Sunday, May 23, 2010

Tequila-Lime Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Cream

Just like I have a passion for baking, Randy has a passion for grilling. He's always on the hunt for a new marinade or sauce to try when he's grilling. He's even tackling two different kinds of BBQ sauce this summer. The idea for this shrimp came from a Weber's grilling book. The shrimp were excellent and tasted like a margarita. We finished off the tacos with some grilled veggies and chipotle cream that added a nice punch of heat. This is definitely a keeper.

Tequila-Lime Shrimp 
adapted from Weber's Way to Grill

1 pound shrimp, deveined and cleaned
1/2 cup tequila
3 tablespoons triple sec
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons cumin
1 tablespoon chopped jalapeno slices

Whisk all ingredients except shrimp and jalapenos together until sugar is dissolved. Add jalapenos and shrimp. Marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Grill on high heat for about 4 minutes or so, until shrimp is pink and cooked through.

Chipotle Cream
1 cup sour cream
1 and 1/2 - 2 teaspoons chipotles in adobe sauce
1/2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
pinch of salt

Whisk all ingredients together and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.

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