Saturday, February 11, 2012

Margarita Shrimp with Spicy Cocktail Sauce

Here's a quick and easy recipe to get your Valentine's Night off to the right start.

Margarita Shrimp with Spicy Cocktail Sauce

1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 cups margarita mix with tequila*
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Cocktail sauce:
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon catsup
1 tablespoon horseradish
2 teaspoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder

Combine shrimp, margarita mix and cilantro.  Marinate for about an hour.  Strain shrimp from marinade.  Pour marinade into a deep skillet and bring to a boil over high heat.  Add shrimp and simmer uncovered about 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink.  Remove shrimp and allow to cool.

For cocktail sauce, combine all ingredients and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Serve shrimp with cocktail sauce and Margaritas!

*This is a great way to use up leftover cocktail mixes.  If you don't have margarita mix you can sustitute 1/4 cup orange juice, 1/4 cup lime juice,  and 1/4 cup tequila for the marinade.  When poaching add 1 cup of water to the marinade.

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