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07.24.09
 

 
Tequila is not just for margaritas, people. Check out these DELICIOUS, guilt-free recipes!   
Te Quiero Tequila Shrimp

PER SERVING (half of recipe, about 1 1/2 cups): 206 calories, 2.25g fat, 470mg sodium, 9.5g carbs, 1.75g fiber, 4g sugars, 24g protein -- PointsPlus® value 6*

This recipe is fast and FANTASTIC. Quite possibly our best shrimp recipe to date. (And by that we mean it's our favorite so far. We don't want to buy it daisies and take it to a movie.)


Ingredients:

8 oz. raw shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails removed
2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
1 small onion, sliced
3 tbsp. (1 1/2 oz. or 1 shot) tequila
2 tbsp. lime juice
2 tbsp. coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. salt

Directions:
Bring a large pan sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and cook until onion is slightly translucent, about 3 minutes. Carefully add tequila to the pan and stir. (It's unlikely it will flare up, but be cautious, just in case.) Cover the pan and let simmer for 5 minutes.

Add shrimp and cook for about 3 minutes, until shrimp are nearly opaque. Add tomatoes, lime juice, cilantro, chili powder, and salt, and mix well. Stirring occasionally, cook until tomatoes have softened and shrimp are cooked through, about 2 minutes. Enjoy!

MAKES 2 SERVINGS

HG Alternative! The cilantro works reeeeally well here (believe it!), but if that herb's a non-negotiable for you, just skip it or swap it out for chopped scallions.

Strawberry Margarita Mousse

PER SERVING (1/5th of recipe, about 1 cup): 107 calories, 0g fat, 107mg sodium, 13g carbs, 1g fiber, 6g sugars, 2g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*

This wiggly, jiggly, creamy dessert is like a fruity fiesta in your face. And even if you ate half of the bowl of mousse (a HUGE portion!), you'd still take in fewer calories than if you ordered ONE frozen strawberry margarita at a bar. Sweet!


Ingredients:

1 large (8-serving) package JELL-O Sugar Free Strawberry Gelatin Dessert Mix
2 cups frozen unsweetened strawberries, mostly thawed
1 1/2 cups Cool Whip Free, thawed
1 cup cold Sprite Zero (or any diet lemon-lime soda)
1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp. (2 1/2 oz.) tequila
3 tbsp. lime juice

Directions:
In a medium-large bowl, combine gelatin mix with 1 cup boiling water, and stir until completely dissolved, about 2 minutes. Set aside.

In a blender, combine strawberries, soda, tequila, and lime juice. Puree until smooth. Add this mixture to the bowl with the gelatin mixture and stir thoroughly. Refrigerate for 45 minutes, until slightly thickened but not set. (Do not over-refrigerate.)

Using an electric mixer, blend in the Cool Whip. Once mixture appears mostly blended, use a spoon to mix it up from the bottom. If needed, continue mixing until uniform. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, until mostly firm. Enjoy!

MAKES 5 SERVINGS

Thirsty for More?

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Friday, July 24th, is National Tequila Day. If you're of age, party down with our fun tequila recipes. If you're under 21, go ahead and celebrate National Hot Fudge Sundae Day (a.k.a. July 25th) instead!
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