Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Taste of Tuesday: Spicy Jalepeno Margaritas + Grilled Shrimp Nachos

Get ready for some yummy recipes- perfect for your next date night or girls night in. Lately I have been all about some margaritas, spicy jalepeno margaritas to be exact. I'm a little picky when it comes to my margaritas and despise the taste of those with a mix. I highly recommend this recipe, so tasty but definitely has a kick from the jalepenos...

2 Jalepenos
2 ounces of White Tequila
1 once Triple Sec
1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
2 limes

Begin by chopping your jalepenos and removing the seeds. We used about 1 and a half jalepenos but you could use as little or as much as you would like depending on how spicy you prefer. Next we added the jalepenos to the tequila along with the simple syrup and allowed it to infuse for a bit before adding the rest of the ingredients. I like a bit of salt with my margaritas and added a bit of salt to the rim of the glasses but wetting them and then dipping them in the salt. Next combine the infused tequila with the tripel sec and juice of 2 limes. Enjoy!

I also have made these and added pureed blackberries...holy yum. 

On to the next recipe... Grilled Shrimp Nachos. I couldn't find the recipe that we originally followed so am going to try and go from memory.

1 pound of fresh shrimp
3 Roma tomatoes
3 Spring onions
1 onion 
2 Jalepenos
1 avocado 
1 can of black beans
1 cup of shredded pepperjack
1 cup of cheddar
1 block of cream cheese
1 bag of tortilla chips

Begin by chopping tomatoes, onion, jalepenos, spring onions. Sautee the onions for a few minutes until they become tender. While the onions are sauteeing, toss shrimp with olive oil and salt and pepper. Add shrimp to skewers and grill on each side for about 3-4 minutes. Once shrimp is grilled place to the side and check on onions. Add cream cheese block to onions, along with the other cheese. If it seems to need a little liquid, add a bit of olive oil. Stir onions and cheese together until a thick sauce has been made. Cover cookie sheet with foil, spray with non-stick spray and add a layer of tortilla chips. Begin layering the tomatoes, jalepenos, and black beans. To finish the nachos, add the grilled shrimp and top with cheese sauce. Bake for about 15 minutes at 350. Top with cubed avocado and enjoy!

I promise both of these recipes will not disappoint and are perfect to throw together when having friends over. 

Lastly, thank you so much to everyone who reached out after yesterday's post. So many of you knew exactly how I'm feeling and offered amazing advice. I will be sure to keep everyone updated on my progress and how things are going!

Yours truly,
Emily Ann


Caroline {Virginia Sweet} said...

Oh this looks amazing! I love the idea of a themed girls night in!! Yum-o!

Brittney Haynie said...

I will be making these this weekend! Thanks for posting!

Ashley said...

Jalapeno margs are one of my favorite cocktails! The spicier the better. Can't wait to try these!