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How to Make Drunken Shrimp with Jalapenos

Updated on May 3, 2009

Drunken Shrimp with Jalapenos

This dish is as you might assume is a bit spicy so it may not be suitable for children and even some adults if you can't take the heat. If you are among the lucky ones who can eat spicy foods,then you'll love this dish. White rice, vegetables or a green salad go well with this recipe.


5 jalapenos chile peppers, chopped fine (stems and seeds removed)

1 yellow onion, chopped fine

2 garlic cloves, chopped fine

3 small tomatoes (peeled and chopped)

1 1/2 teaspoons ofr fresh basil, chopped fine

1 1/2 tablespoons of fresh cilantro

3 tablespoons olive oil

3 dozen large shrimp (peeled and de-veined)

3/4 cup flour

4 tablespoons butter

2 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch (Mix with 2 teaspoons cold water)

2/3 cup tequila

Begin by placing the chiles,onions and garlic in a large pan heated with olive oil. Saute until all three ingredients are soft. Next add the tomatoes, basil and cilantro and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes. Next dredge the shrimp in flour and in another pan saute in butter until they are a golden brown. When this step is complete, add the cornstarch mixture to the vegetables and heat on medium until it begins to thicken. Immediately add the shrimp and tequila and set heat to low to medium for about 10 minutes.Even though this is a safe heat, watch carefully because you don't want it to boil. Youir dish is complete.

This dish will serve 6



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    • laringo profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      Denise I"ll have to read that Hub. Thanks for the comments.

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      Denise Handlon 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Hi Laringo-nice to meet you. I just read this recipe and bookmarked it for this w/e. Sounds good. One of the hubs I wrote for my 30 hub challenge is all about the chile peppers that are grown around the world and the measurement of the heat in them.

    • laringo profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      I'm sure this dish will be fine without the tequila and cilantro. The other ingredients are just fine. I can just eat the shrimp with a little salt and pepper and I'll be happy.

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you, sounds like a delicious dish, I have everything except the tequila and cilantro, but I'm going to try it. Thanks for sharing. creativeone59

    • hinckles koma profile image

      hinckles koma 

      9 years ago from nyc

      I love Seafood, ill have them done soon. thanks a lot.

    • laringo profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      ralwus that's ok because I can cook shrimp but can't eat them...but you can spank me anytime...LOL (sometimes my true colors come out)...take care

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      9 years ago

      Oh my. I need to spank you now as Shrimp is so bad for my cholesterol. hehe I do love it so and the hot stuff jes makes it gooder. Another bookmark and away we go. oooo, hugs my bad, so bad

    • laringo profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      Lucey...let me know how you like them....imo they are wonderful.

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      Lucey Knight 

      9 years ago from North Richland Hills, Texas

      This sound so delicious! I can't wait to try it!

    • laringo profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      Thank you santoion, sorry for the slow response. I've been very busy and have not had much time on HubPages. I hope you will try this recipe.

    • santoion profile image


      9 years ago

      Very good hub.Thank You !

    • DRG Da Real Grinc profile image

      Felix J Hernandez 

      9 years ago from All over the USA

      Wow. That looks amazing, made me hungry. never had liquor with Shrimp or my shrimp drunk but it's a recipe that i have to make. Thanks for the insight....1

      Keep it Hubbing

    • laringo profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      Hello MotherHubber, Let me know what you think about this recipe. Bon Appetit!

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      9 years ago from Southern California

      I love spicy food, I love shrimp, and I love tequila. Thanks for writing this, I will be sharing, printing, and enjoying in no time!!

    • laringo profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      Hello trooper22, I too love spicy food, not only does it taste great but I know it can keep certain illness and disease away. I hope you and your wife enjoy.

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      9 years ago from Chicago

      My wife is making me print this. This sounds like a great meal. I am a fool for spicy food.

    • laringo profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      Yes it does G-Ma,with the combinationof flavors you can tell it's shrimp but with an enhanced flavor.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 

      9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Sounds really good...but does the shrimp taste come through???I wanna try this also. yummm I like it spicey...G-Ma :O) Hugs

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      men are dorks 

      9 years ago from Namibia

      I'm gonna eat like a king.. Tx

    • laringo profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      Hi men are dorks, don't you know that all these recipes areall low calorie and healthy for the most part? Seriously. Let me know how you like it.

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      men are dorks 

      9 years ago from Namibia

      Drunken!!! Tequila!!! Haha...

      laringo, since I first stumbled upon your hubs I've been drooling over all the recipies. Do you have an alterior motive to fatten up everybody at hubpages. I dont have to wonder what I'm gonna cook for the next couple of weeks. As promised I'll let you know how I coped with all. Hope my attempt at tastes as good as your pics...

    • Nemingha profile image


      9 years ago

      Sounds yummy!


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