Tequila Lime Shrimp Phyllo Cups

These tequila lime shrimp phyllo cups are the perfect bite size appetizer. Slightly spicy but with a dollop of cooling lime sour cream sauce. You’ll love this simple and easy appetizer!

These tequila lime shrimp phyllo cups are the perfect bite size appetizer. Slightly spicy but with a dollop of cooling lime sour cream sauce. You'll love this simple and easy appetizer!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Athens. As always all opinions are 100% my own.

I’m one of those people who will happily eat appetizers for my meal. When my husband and I got married I was almost sold on just doing an entire wedding on appetizers instead of having a formal sit down meal. I’m not the first person to think of this idea but man oh man was I going to live it up. So. Many. Delicious. Appetizers.

In the end, we ended up having a formal dinner BUT I extended the cocktail hour to 1-1/2 because I’m basically obsessed with all things cocktails and all things appetizers. 

These tequila lime shrimp phyllo cups are the perfect bite size appetizer. Slightly spicy but with a dollop of cooling lime sour cream sauce. You'll love this simple and easy appetizer!

Luckily for me since I’m an adult I really can just eat all the appetizers I want. And since Art is pretty much the most laid back person EVER he doesn’t mind if I force him to just eat apps for dinner. Especially if those apps contain shrimp and crispy little mini fillo shells. Seriously, those shells are amazing because they are crunchy, crispy and work perfectly for desserts or appetizers or appetizers as dinner.

These tequila lime shrimp phyllo cups are the perfect bite size appetizer. Slightly spicy but with a dollop of cooling lime sour cream sauce. You'll love this simple and easy appetizer!

Now, the one downside (If you could even call this a downside…) is that these little tequila lime shrimp phyllo cups can’t sit around for too long because the shell can get a tiny bit soggy. HOWEVER if you are like me you won’t even need to be bothered with this warning because these babies will be gone in NO TIME! Plus you’ll love this whole tequila lime combo because it’s basically a southwest flavor favorite. Slightly spicy and full of fresh jazzy citrus flavor – YES!

These tequila lime shrimp phyllo cups are the perfect bite size appetizer. Slightly spicy but with a dollop of cooling lime sour cream sauce. You'll love this simple and easy appetizer!

Looking for more delicious appetizers? Try my steak fajita phyllo bites, spinach artichoke bread, cajun shrimp hummus crostini, Greek topped hummus, baked apple butter ham and cheese sandwiches, preserved lemon and mint whipped feta dip, blistered shishito peppers or my curried chicken salad phyllo cups.

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Tequila Lime Shrimp Phyllo Cups

These tequila lime shrimp phyllo cups are the perfect bite size appetizer. Slightly spicy but with a dollop of cooling lime sour cream sauce. You'll love this simple and easy appetizer!

Yield: 30 mini phyllo cups

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

For shrimp:
  • 30 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro
For sour cream: 
  • 4 ounces sour cream
  • 1 lime, zested
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons chopped cilantro
For cups: 

Directions:

For shrimp:
In a medium sized bowl add shrimp and toss with cumin, smoked paprika, crushed red pepper, kosher salt and pepper.

In a large pan set over medium-high heat add shrimp, tequila and lime juice. Cook until the shrimp is fully cooked and pink in color, remove from the heat. Toss with minced cilantro.

For sour cream:
In a small bowl whisk all ingredients together.

For cups:
Fill the bottom of each toasted phyllo cup with sour cream mixture, top with micro greens and place a warm shrimp on top. Serve shortly after making or the phyllo cup may start to lose its crunch.

18 Responses to “Tequila Lime Shrimp Phyllo Cups”

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    Aimee @ShugarySweets — July 26, 2016 at 8:51 am

    I too would happily eat appetizers as my meal. I just so happen to have some of these phyllo cups, just need to get the shrimp! My girls and I would devour this 🙂

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    tanya — July 26, 2016 at 8:56 am

    I too could make a meal out of cocktails and appetizers! These look phenomenal!

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — July 26, 2016 at 10:19 am

    So how much trouble will I get in if I eat all of these? haha Because I don’t think that I could stop at one or two!

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    Julie @ Willow Bird Baking — July 26, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Those Phyllo cups are my JAM. I USE THEM IN ALL THINGS <3 These look so amazing, Brandy!

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — July 26, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    I see nothing wrong with an entire meal being just appetizers!!! These look absolutely incredible!

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    Miranda — July 26, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    These look fabulous! I can’t wait to try these next time I have guests over!

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    Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugar — July 26, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    These look amazing! I love the sour cream – sounds ridiculously fresh and the shrimp seasoning is just perfect!

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    cathy | Lemon Tree Dwelling — July 27, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Gimme!!! I’m so in love with these little bites!

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    Nancy | The Bitter Side of Sweet — July 27, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    I am with you! Sometimes appetizers are all you need!

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    Melanie | Melanie Makes — July 28, 2016 at 1:02 am

    Tequila lime all the things, I say! Bite size perfection!

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    Sandra Shaffer — July 28, 2016 at 2:17 am

    Tequila lime shrimp apps as a meal is my kind of dinner! Those phyllo cups are the perfect size to pick up with your hands too!

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — July 28, 2016 at 8:30 am

    I could live on appetizers and be perfectly happy. Especially if they’re as delicious as your tequila lime shrimp phyllo cups. I love that sound of the lime cilantro sour cream!

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    Katerina @ Diethood — July 28, 2016 at 10:59 am

    These look incredible!! What a creative idea. I can only imagine how good it is to bite into the crunchy phyllo cup filled with tequila lime shrimp!!! AH! I need to have these for dinner.

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    Karen @ Seasonal Cravings — July 29, 2016 at 9:01 am

    Love tequila lime shrimp! I never would have thought to serve them like this. So cute!

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — July 29, 2016 at 9:33 am

    ohmygoodness, yes please! This is so much my idea of a luscious bite!

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    Rachel @ Rachel Cooks — July 29, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    I love the bright vibrant colors in these!

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    Jamie | My Baking Addiction — August 1, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    I was obsessed with shrimp while we were in Florida – I seriously ate in almost every single day for 14 days. And now I’m craving it again. Those little phyllo cups are the cutest – I’m already thinking of all the fun dessert I could make using them!

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    Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire — August 1, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    I am drooling! Trust me, you put these around me and they will be gone in minutes. Pacing yourself is for ninnies. And apps for dinner is the best dinner. I think we need to make that a more popular thing.

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