Kirk’s Drunken Spot Shrimp

Kirk’s Drunken Spot Shrimp

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Kirk’s Drunken Spot Shrimp | Sitka Salmon Shares

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 5 min
Total time: 15 min
Serves: 4


  • 1 pound wild Alaskan spot shrimp
  • ½ cup tequila
  • 5 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1-2 tablespoons hot sauce (we love Cholula)
  • ½ stick butter
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Crusty bread, for dipping


Heat large skillet over medium high heat and do not oil. Sear spot shrimp in shell for 1 minute on each side. Place spot shrimp in a heat safe bowl.

Turn heat to low, add butter and garlic, and sauté for 30 seconds.

Add tequila, hot sauce, and lime juice. Season liberally with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil for about 2-3 minutes.

Remove sauce from heat and pour over spot shrimp. Serve hot with crusty bread for dipping.

Kirk's pro cooking tip: This is a great appetizer, best served with lots of napkins, as your hands will get saucy. If you want the shells for stock, take them off before searing, and sear with oil.

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