Margarita Shrimp Stir-Fry

Turn frozen margarita mix into a mouth-watering marinade for shrimp.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 2

1/2
cup frozen (thawed) margarita mix
1
teaspoon grated lime peel
1/2
lb uncooked peeled deveined medium shrimp, thawed if frozen, tail shells removed
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
1/2
medium green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1/2
medium red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1
tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
1
cup uncooked instant white rice
1
cup water

  • 1 In small bowl, stir margarita mix and lime peel. Reserve 2 tablespoons mixture. Add shrimp to remaining mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 2 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Cook green and red bell peppers in butter 2 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender.
  • 3 Remove shrimp from marinade; discard marinade. Stir shrimp into mixture in skillet. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until shrimp are pink and firm. Stir in reserved 2 tablespoons sauce and the cilantro. Cook until heated through.
  • 4 Meanwhile, cook rice in water as directed on package. Serve stir-fry over rice.

Expert Tips

Chicken is a great substitute for the shrimp in this recipe. Use 1/2 pound of boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces.

Try basmati or jasmine rice with this stir-fry. Start the rice before you start cooking the peppers, preparing as directed on the package.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
175mg
175%;
Sodium
860mg
860%;
Total Carbohydrate
59g
59%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
22g
22%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%;
Vitamin C
70%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.