Tequila Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa

Tequila Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa

Ahh tequila, my best friend and worst enemy. As long as you use the tequila on the shrimp the police likely won’t become involved. The pineapple salsa adds just the right zing to compliment the tequila in this dish. Your guests will likely finish whatever tequila you have left over so expect to have well fed and drunken people lingering around your house asking for seconds.

Tips / Suggestions

  • If you’re unsure on how to cut the bowl for the pineapple, watch my video within the recipe post (on IG). It doesn’t have to be perfect, just as long as it will hold the salsa / shrimp.
  • You can eat this as a meal, but I think it’s better as an appetizer. It has a strong flavor and is best with a bite or two.
  • How to tell if the pineapple is ripe. Just give it a squeeze. It should be firm but give a little. Too much in either direction it’s not ripe or even too ripe.
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Tequila Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa

Recipe by BacusBBQ


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Delicious tequila flavored shrimp nestled in a pineapple bowl of you guessed it, pineapple salsa.


  • 1 lb 1 shrimp

  • 1 shot 1 tequila

  • 1 tbsp 1 seafood seasoning

  • 2 tbsp 2 olive oil

  • 2 tbsp 2 butter

  • Pineapple Salsa
  • 1 1 pineapple (whole)

  • 1 cup 1 bell pepper chopped

  • 1 cup 1 grape tomatoes chopped

  • 2 tbsp 2 vidalia onions finely chopped

  • 2 tbsp 2 cilantro chopped

  • 2 2 limes, juice from

  • 1 tsp 1 seafood seasoning of choice


  • Add the shrimp, 1 tbsp olive oil, and seasoning to a bowl. Mix thoroughly and set aside.
  • Cut off one side of the pineapple outer skin (keeping the stem attached). Next, cut around the outer edges of the pineapple and then cut the inside into small chunks. Using a spoon, scoop out the pineapple into another bowl. By the time you're done you should have a pineapple bowl. Pour any remaining juice into the same bowl as the scooped out pineapple.
  • Chop up a little less than 1/2 of the pineapple you cut out, add to a mixing bowl with all of the salsa ingredients, and mix thoroughly. Then add the mixed salsa back to the pineapple bowl.
  • Heat your grill to around 375 degrees F. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil to a pan and once hot, add the shrimp and cook for roughly 1.5 minutes. Flip the shrimp over, add the butter and tequila, and mix together. Cook for another 1.5 minutes.
  • Once the shrimp are cooked through, remove from the pan and add to the bowl of pineapple salsa, Mix together, serve up, and dig in.

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