5 Ways to Eat Your Tequila!

Sometimes the greatest dilemma is not knowing what to eat. We’ve made it easy for you here. If you’ve got the Tequila we have the recipes! Here are 5 great recipes that you can cook with a splash of Tequila!

  1. Grilled Tequila Lime Shrimp 

While normally a wonderfully light summer dish and appetizer we think this is great all year round. Surf and Turf is a great way to celebrate special occasions and by that we think meals shared with family and friends calls for tequila and Grilled Tequila Lime Shrimp!

Ingredients

    • 2 tablespoons lime juice
    • 2 tablespoons tequila
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 1 pinch garlic salt
    • 1 pinch ground cumin
    • ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
    • 6 (10 inch) wooden skewers
    • 1 large lime, quartered

Directions

    1. Whisk together the lime juice, tequila, olive oil, garlic salt, cumin, and black pepper in a bowl until well blended. Pour into a large resealable plastic bag; add the shrimp, seal bag and turn to coat evenly. Refrigerate 1 to 4 hours before grilling.
    2. Soak skewers at least 30 minutes in water to prevent burning.
    3. Preheat outdoor grill for medium-high heat. Lightly oil grill grate, and place about 4 inches from heat source.
    4. Drain and discard marinade from shrimp. Thread shrimp onto prepared skewers, 5 to 6 per skewer.
    5. Cook, uncovered, on preheated grill until shrimp turn pink, turning once, for 5 to 7 minutes. Serve with lime wedges for garnish.

  1. Tipsy Fruit

A deliciously spiked fruit salad that you won’t be able to stop eating! Can you say Margarita inspired dressing? We can!

Ingredients

    • 3 cups watermelon chunks
    • 3 cups pineapple chunks
    • 2 cups sliced strawberries

 

    • 1/4 cup silver tequila
    • 1/4 cup agave nectar
    • 3 limes, zested and juiced

Directions

    1. Mix watermelon, pineapple, and strawberries in a serving bowl.
    2. Whisk tequila, agave nectar, lime zest, and lime juice together in a bowl; pour dressing over fruit. Toss to coat.

  1. Tequila Chili

This simple one pot chili is easy to make, zesty in flavor, and meaty! You can also do a version of this recipe in a crock pot on low heat for at least 4 hours…the longer it cooks the better the flavor!

Ingredients

    • 1 pound ground beef
    • 1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian-style stewed tomatoes
    • 1 (15 ounce) can light red kidney beans, drained
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
    • 1 1/2 fluid ounces tequila
    • 1 tablespoon chili powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions

    1. Brown the ground beef in a large pot over medium heat, breaking it up with a spoon while it cooks; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, kidney beans, onion, garlic, tomato sauce, tequila, chili powder, cumin, salt, and cayenne pepper; simmer 20 minutes.
  1. Grilled Salmon with Habanero Lime Butter

Marinate a mixture of orange, lime juice and tequila with minced habanero peppers for 2-4 hours. If habaneros are too spicy you can also substitute with jalapeno peppers or forgo peppers altogether for a milder dish.

Ingredients

    • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
    • 1/2 cup orange juice
    • 3 tablespoons lime juice
    • 1 tablespoon tequila
    • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest
    • 1 tablespoon minced habanero pepper
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 4 (5 ounce) salmon steaks
    • 1/4 cup butter, softened
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
    • 1 tablespoon lime juice
    • 2 teaspoons minced habanero pepper
    • 2 teaspoons grated lime zest

Directions

    1. In a bowl, stir together vegetable oil, orange juice, 3 tablespoons lime juice, tequila, 1 tablespoon lime zest, 1 tablespoon habanero pepper, and garlic. Reserve a small amount to use as a basting sauce, and pour the remainder into a shallow baking dish. Place the salmon in the shallow dish, and turn to coat. Cover, and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours, turning frequently.
    2. In a small bowl, mix together softened butter, garlic salt, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 2 teaspoons habanero pepper, and 2 teaspoons lime zest. Cover, and refrigerate.
    3. Preheat grill at medium heat.
    4. Lightly oil grill grate, and place salmon on the grill. Cook salmon for 5 to 8 minutes per side, or until the fish can be easily flaked with a fork. Transfer to a serving dish, top with habanero butter, and serve.

  1. Tequila Lime Burgers

We recommend taking a shot of tequila before eating this dish. Tequila and lime gives these burgers a unique twist the whole 18 and over family with love!

Ingredients

    • 2 pounds ground beef
    • 1/4 cup steak sauce
    • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
    • 2 tablespoons Montreal steak seasoning
    • 2 tablespoons tequila
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    • 1 teaspoon lime zest

Directions

    1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.
    2. Mix together the ground beef, steak sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Montreal seasoning, tequila, lime juice, and lime zest in a large bowl until evenly combined. Form 8 patties from the mixture.
    3. Cook patties on preheated grill to desired doneness, 7 to 10 minutes each side for well done.

We hope you enjoy these quick and easy 5 ways to eat your tequila with a shot of Chula Parranda Tequila, best when served celebrating family and friendships! Let us know your favorite Tequila recipe. Comment and share below.