Recipes/Tequila Prawns Diablo

Tequila Prawns Diablo

Presented by: Jar Arcand | Santiago's Gourmet Mexican Restaurant, Yakima

serves 4


  • 1 pound large prawns (about 16, shelled and deveined)
  • Cajun or blackened seasoning to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves (use fresh, if available)
  • 1 oz tequila
  • 6 oz tomato sauce
  • Cilantro to taste, chopped
  • Fresh lime juice to taste


Coat prawns with seasoning, set aside. In a sauté pan over high heat, melt butter. Add in olive oil, garlic cloves and dried oregano leaves. Sauté until sizzling. Add prawns. Carefully drizzle 1 ounce Tequila over prawns. Warning: Alcohol will flame up. Add tomato sauce, stirring to coat evenly. Serve on a platter, garnish with cilantro and lime.


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