9 Delicious Ways to Cook With Tequila

Julia Millay Walsh
Happy National Tequila Day! If you haven't brushed up on our tequila 101 lesson, do so now and avoid tomorrow's hangover. We all know how to make a classic margarita, and you may even whipped up a paloma in the kitchen. But have you cooked with tequila? Like wine, it has properties that help to bring out the flavours in our favourite ingredients, and it makes a wonderful addition, alongside lime, naturally, to many recipes. Read on for our favourites.
mainTequila Lime Fish Tacos THE BASICS: Marinate some fish (like tilapia), place on grilled tortillas, top with picked onions, and your choice of toppings like sour cream, avocado, and cilantro. FURTHER READING: Love and Lemons
10minshrimp10-Minute Tequila Lime Shrimp THE BASICS: Sautée shrimp in olive oil and garlic. Stir in tequila, lime juice, salt, and paprika. Sprinkle with cilantro. FURTHER READING: Olives and Garlic
fajitasTequila and Lime "Margarita" Chicken Fajitas THE BASICS: Marinate chicken, veggies, tequila, triple sec, lime, and spices overnight. Heat up in a cast-iron skillet. Sautée until cooked thoroughly. FURTHER READING: The Wanderlust Kitchen
mahimahiCoconut Lime Mahi Mahi Tacos with Tequila Soaked Watermelon Salsa THE BASICS: Soak watermelon for 30 minutes in a tequila simple syrup to make the very best salsa around. Top it on already awesome coconut lime mahi mahi tacos. FURTHER READING: Half-Baked Harvest
popcornChile Lime Tequila Popcorn THE BASICS: Drizzle freshly popped popcorn with butter, lime, tequila, and jalapeño mixture. Season with spices. Bake until dry. FURTHER READING: Sweet Life
quesadillaTequila Lime Chicken Quesadillas THE BASICS: Make a marinade with tequila, lime, oil, orange juice, and spices. Marinate chicken and bake. Cook tortillas on stovetop with cheese and chicken. FURTHER READING: Real Food by Dad
shrimpkabobsLime Tequila Shrimp Kabobs THE BASICS: Marinate shrimp in lime and tequila. Combine with fresh ingredients on a kabob. Grill. FURTHER READING: The NY Melrose Family
steakTequila and Lime Marinated Steak THE BASICS: Marinate steak in tequila, lime juice, olive oil, and a few spices. Barbecue or cook on a hot griddle pan. Garnish with cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeño peppers. FURTHER READING: The Boys Club
shrimptacosHoney Lime Tequila Shrimp Tacos with Avocado, Purple Slaw, and Chipotle Crema THE BASICS: Marinate shrimp in honey, lime, tequila and spices, then grill or pan fry. Top with avocado and red cabbage slaw. Drizzle with chipotle crema. FURTHER READING: Tartine and Apron Strings
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