Friday, December 18, 2020

Drunken Shrimp #FishFridayFoodies

 Start your Holiday gathering with a little nibble to get the appetite started.  Shrimp, wrapped in bacon, seared and set upon a dollop of guacamole before being drizzled with a tequila reduction is sure to whet everyone's appetite and leave them begging for just one more bite.

Drunken Shrimp

Welcome to the December 2020 edition of Fish Friday Foodies........

This party is being hosted by my friend Cam of Culinary Adventures with Camilla.  Cam invited us all to join her saying:

"Let's make some diminutive seafood bites. Amuse-bouche are single, bite-sized hors d'œuvre. Get creative with a seafood-based amuse-bouche and we can all have a virtual #FishFridayFoodies holiday party."

Let's see what we're nibbling on........

  • An Amusing Mouthful: Grilled Prawns with Caviar Lime by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
  • Crab Bites by Sid's Sea Palm Cooking
  • Drunken Shrimp by A Day in the Life on the Farm
  • Egg and Tapenade Toasts with Anchovies by Karen's Kitchen Stories
  • Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs by Making Miracles
  • Wasabi Prawn On Air Fryer Sweet Potato Roundles by Sneha's Recipe

  • Cookbook

    I found the recipe that I adapted and am sharing with you today in a cookbook from Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant.  I told you about this amazing wine tasting room with a fun restaurant attached in this post.  I love this restaurant and bought this cookbook on one of our first visits.

    I thumbed through it when I first got it, put it on the shelf and forgot I had it.  When I was putting my Christmas Cookbook collection out, I spied this cookbook again and pulled it down.  It is filled with some amazing recipes and I was excited when I found this one that was perfect for this month's amuse bouche theme.

    Drunken Shrimp pin

    The recipe in the cookbook gave directions for guacamole.  I think that this guacamole recipe by Rick Bayless is the very best around.  I made that instead of the recipe written.  You can use your favorite recipe or even store bought guac if you choose.  I also down sized the recipe to only serve 8 as an amuse bouche or 4 as an appetizer.  

    I will also be linking up to Foodies Read.  Stop by and see what the others are reading this month.

    appetizers, seafood, shrimp, guacamole, bacon
    Appetizers, First Courses
    Yield: 8 servings
    Author: Wendy Klik
    Drunken Shrimp

    Drunken Shrimp

    Start your Holiday gathering with a little nibble to get the appetite started. Shrimp, wrapped in bacon, seared and set upon a dollop of guacamole before being drizzled with a tequila reduction is sure to whet everyone's appetite and leave them begging for just one more bite.
    Prep time: 2 MinCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 12 Min


    • 8 Jumbo Shrimp, peeled, deveined, tail left intact
    • 4 slices thin cut bacon
    • 1 T. canola oil
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1/4 c. tequila
    • 1/4 c. chicken broth
    • 1 1/2 T. butter
    • 1/2 c. guacamole (my recipe)


    1. Cut the bacon in half crosswise.  Wrap a half a piece of bacon around each shrimp.  
    2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.  When hot, add the shrimp and sear for about 3 minutes, until crisped and browned.  Flip and cook until crisped on the second side, a couple of minutes longer.  Flip and cook one more minute, flip and cook another half a minute.  Place onto a paper towel lined plate to drain.
    3. Discard any fat in the pan.  Return the pan to the heat and add the garlic, stirring for about 15 seconds.  Add the tequila, cook and stir, scraping up any browned bits stuck to the bottom of the pan, until reduced by half.  Add the broth and continue to boil until reduced by half again.  Stir in the butter until melted.  Remove from heat.
    4. Divide the guacamole between 8 small appetizer plates.  Place a shrimp on top of each dollop of guacamole.  Drizzle with the sauce and serve.


    Adapted from a recipe found in Celebration; Recipes for Cooper's Hawk family and friends



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    1. Shrimp and tequila!? Delish. Thanks for joining the party and I can't wait to try this soon, Wendy.

    2. Ohhh those sound absolutely amazing! What a perfect way to kick off any gathering!

      1. These were served with Margaritas and followed by chicken enchiladas.

    3. That's a very appealing flavor combination! I used to make shrimp cooked in sherry with garlic that probably has some elements in common.

      be safe... mae at

    4. Yum, my mouth started watering when I read the ingredients. I love the combo of tequila, shrimp and lime, but had never thought of doing bacon instead of the lime. Hmmm, I may just have to take some shrimp out of the freezer and show them a good time. ;)

    5. I can't believe I missed commenting on this! This sounds wonderful, plus seeing your photo of Spicy Citrus Shrimp brings back memories!

    6. We go to Coopers all the time for these drunken shrimp. Now we can make ourselves. Tank you for sharing. We will still go to Coopers. LOL

      1. Yes, we love the restaurant too and it is just a bonus to be able to make some of our favorite recipes at home.


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