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We advocate eating iodine-rich foods instead of relying on salt for that piece of your nutrition, so this Garlicky Tequila Shrimp recipe made using Real Salt is right up our alley. Shrimp is a great source of naturally-occurring iodine, which is the kind your body is best able to absorb. Brought to us by Natasha from The Fiesty Kitchen, this fresh and zesty take on shrimp features tequila, jalapeño, and lime. It’s perfect for tacos, salads, or eating all by itself.

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Preparation 5 minutes  

Cook Time 7 minutes 

Total Time 12 minutes

Serves 2-4   


  • 1 lb wild caught, sustainable shrimp, deveined and shelled
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce tequila blanco
  • 1 tbsp triple sec
  • 1 medium jalapeno, seeds removed, minced
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp Redmond Real Salt natural sea salt
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped



In a medium bowl, add all ingredients except for the cilantro, using 2 tbsp of the olive oil. Stir to combine.

Heat a large skillet over medium high heat then add olive oil. Cooking in 2 batches, add shrimp in a single layer. Cook for 1.5 to 2 minutes then flip over and cook an additional minute. Shrimp should turn pink and opaque in color.

Transfer to a serving bowl and toss with fresh cilantro and add extra sea salt to taste if it needs more.

Enjoy these in tacos, taco salads, as appetizers or any which way you want! 

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Like this recipe? Check out more from Natasha over on her website, The Fiesty Kitchen.


All photos courtesy of Natasha, The Feisty Kitchen. 

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