Sunday, March 10, 2013

Kickin' Tequila Shrimp for #SundaySupper with Steamy Kitchen

I'll admit, I've been star-struck more than a few times.
The time I stood within a foot from Alan Thicke as an extra on one of my favorite Growing Pains episodes.  "Maggie's Dream" and my best friend and I as biker chicks in leather skirts and black nail polish... way before Chanel made it popular.  I love you Kirk Cameron!

At 8, when Darth Vader signed my autograph book, even though I pretended that Star Wars was so lame and would never catch on... in future movies or in how to breathe in yoga.

And who could forget when I saw JJ on Sunset Blvd.  Ok, so I think it was JJ... Good Times, though.

But these days it's the Foodie stars that have me trading in my Clooney celebrity crushes for Colicchio-like culinary crushes.

And this week #SundaySupper gets our own Celebrity Chef!  I'm so excited, as I've been following her for a few years, even before I was a food blogger.  And she is awesome!  Healthy Asian favorites that are full of flavor and perfect for everyday meals and dinner parties alike. 

So, check out the recipe below from her new book, and a few (like mine) from her blog.

Welcome to this week's #SundaySupper, Jaden Hair. And congrats on your new book.  You're a culinary "crush" and inspiration to us all!

Kickin’ Tequila Shrimp

1 pound Jumbo Shrimp, Peeled & Deveined
3 Tablespoons Butter, Divided
2 cloves Garlic, Finely Minced
1 whole Small Onion, Sliced
1 whole Red Bell Pepper, Sliced
½ cups Chopped Tomatoes
¼ cups Fresh Cilantro Leaves, Loosely Packed
½ cups Tequila
5 dashes Tabasco Sauce (or Other Chile Sauce)
2 teaspoons Fresh Lime Juice
⅛ teaspoons Freshly Ground Black Pepper
½ teaspoons Salt
½ cups Sour Cream
1 whole Avocado, Sliced Into Wedges

1. Heat just 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large saute pan over high heat. When butter starts bubbling, add the shrimp and cook for 2 minutes, until halfway cooked through. Remove the shrimp from the pan.

2. Return pan to the stove and add the remaining 1 tablespoon of the butter. When hot, add the garlic, onion and bell pepper. Saute for 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, cilantro and return the cooked shrimp back into the pan.

3. Pour in the tequila, let simmer for 30 seconds. Pour in the Tabasco sauce, lime juice, season with salt and pepper and finally stir in the sour cream. Serve with avocado wedges on the side.

To see the recipe on her blog,  

(Tasting notes: this recipe was INCREDIBLE!  Everyone in my family loved it, and can't wait to try it again.  I left out the red peppers, as we aren't fans.  And I also got home and found that I had no hot sauce, so had to replace it with red pepper flakes.  I also cooked the onions for a bit longer until they got caramelized. It came out perfect... even my Man who wasn't sure on it, as he's not a shrimp lover- got seconds!  Can't wait to try it again, and although I realize it is not really an Asian recipe... it spoke to me on her blog.  And maybe next time I'll try it as Kickin' Tequila Shrimp Tacos- oh yum.  Hope you love it as much as we did!)

Here is the list of #SundaySupper Contributors who will be giving away a copy of Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites Cookbook and the recipes they will be sharing:

Tofu-Mushroom Miso Soup

Crispy Rice Patties

Thai Larb Lettuce Chicken Cups

Miso Cod

Sake Steamed Mussels

Salmon Honey Teriyaki
Korean Beef Bites
Mapo Tofu
Mango Brulee
We are sharing more Steamy Kitchen inspired recipes. The following Sunday Supper Contributors are joining us with some of their favorite recipes from the :
  • Kung Pao Chicken by
  • Prime Rib Roast with Miso au jus by
  • Kickin’ Tequila Shrimp by
  • Korean Beef Rice Bowl by
  • Pan Fried Shrimp and Pork Fried Potstickers by
  • Shrimp Curry by
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  1. And you Chef Diana have made a rockstar out of shrimp. Your dish looks sooo delish.

    P.s. Very much enjoyed your starstruck stories =)

    1. Thanks Kim! It was really good, love her recipes! Hope you enjoy, and can't wait to try your Shrimp Curry too... just beautiful! ;-)

  • I am crazy about shrimp because I love how quick and easy they are to prepare... I can't wait to try this beautiful recipe. So glad you joined us this week and I am in love with your photos!

    1. Thank you so much! I love your photos and your recipes too!!! I think you'll really like this recipe, and next time I might even try it with lobster... yum! ;-)

  • I totally pinned this dish before I knew you were a #SundaySupper contributor! Nice to meet you and this is a beautiful dish!

    1. You are soooo sweet! ;-) This is just my fourth week with #SundaySupper, and I love it! Everyone is awesome, and so nice to meet you too ;-)

  • This shrimp looks FABULOUS!!! by the way, your pin it button does not work. I used my own to pin this to pinterest. you should check it out.

    1. Thank you so much Alice, both for the compliment, the pin, and the tip... I'll check it out now! Technology :-( Hope you enjoy the shrimp and thanks for stopping by!

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