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.

20 Responses to “Cajun Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo”

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    Erin @ The Speckled Palate — January 24, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Italian and CAJUN inspired? Well, sign me up for this pasta! It sounds incredible, and I love that Cajun spice. (Hey, I married a Cajun – can’t help it!)

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    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious — January 24, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    I love everything about this! The shrimp!! The Cajun spice!

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    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet — January 24, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    That looks and sounds heavenly, my husband would especially love this!

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    cakespy — January 25, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Oh my gawwwwwd this is my dream dish. I love cajun anything, and I always order shrimp when I have the chance. I’d pay $20 for this at a restaurant, but all the better to DIY!

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    cathy | Lemon Tree Dwelling — January 25, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    I seriously love everything about this – from the shrimp to the alfredo to the Cajun flavors! I’d love for this to be my dinner!

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    Michelle | A Latte Food — January 25, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Fettuccine alfredo is one of my favorite dishes! This cajun shrimp addition sounds amazing!

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    Jen — February 25, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Is the amount of black pepper accurate? It says 2 tsp??

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    Kaitlen — August 15, 2017 at 10:57 am

    I made this dish last night. 2 tsp of black pepper is WAY too much, I cook daily and 2 tsp pep seemed excessive so I ‘played it safe’ by only using 1 tsp…. wrong. Everything about this dish was excellent except the entire thing tasted overwhelmingly peppery, not spicy, but peppery. I will definitely make this again however I will use 1/2 tsp black pep and add a little cayenne for heat. Thank you for the recipe Nan 🙂

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    Esther — October 13, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    I was tasked with making a spicy Cajun pasta for a work function. I loosely followed your recipe and it was so tasty!

    I doubled the recipe, used chicken thigh instead of shrimp, 3-4 cups of Italian cheese mix, 1 tsp of black pepper, 1 tsp of Cayenne (spicy), and three packages of frozen cheese tortellini.

    My only regret was making it for work and not home; they ate it all up 🙁 I foresee another batch in the near future 🙂

    Thank you for the recipe!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — October 25th, 2017 @ 1:37 pm

      Hi Esther! Thank you so much for letting me know how it turned out! I love the idea of serving it with cheese tortellini!

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    John — February 25, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    Finish this with half a stick of butter, and you will have way better results.

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    Ken — April 17, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    Wow! Delicious! My wife even went back for seconds and she never takes seconds. We like spicey food so I used 2 1/2 T. Cajun spice, 1/2 t. cayenne pepper and 1/2 of a jalapeno pepper minced. I also used 2 cups of pamigiano cheese and a little more cream and stock for more sauce. Great recipe. Thanks. Will definately make again.

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    Wyatt Miller — February 9, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    The recipe has disappeared.

    • nutmegnanny replied: — February 11th, 2019 @ 12:27 pm

      Hi Wyatt! So sorry! I was in the middle of doing some site work but the recipe should be on the post now. Thank you!

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    Bee — April 24, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Yum! This sauce sounds perfect with shrimp. I love how easily it comes together and all the tips you included.

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    Christine — June 30, 2019 at 2:31 am

    I love all the flavors going on in this dish! The shrimp paired with the Andouille sausage is perfect!

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    Ernest Owens — September 15, 2019 at 1:17 am

    Made this for my daughter birthday party it was a hit

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    Bummed — January 16, 2020 at 10:01 am

    The recipe was on the site on January 14th, 2020 when I bought all the ingredients to cook this meal. Then the next day right before I was going to cook everything I realized the recipe was gone. The recipe is gone but the article an pictures are still there. How weird.

    • nutmegnanny replied: — January 16th, 2020 @ 12:24 pm

      Hi! I’m having some tech issues with my recipe card but it should be up and running soon.

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    Crystal — March 23, 2020 at 6:10 am

    So, I took a chance and cooked this for a new man in my life. He was so impressed. He raved and raved about how good it tasted (to my relief, it was delicious). I’m cooking dinner again this week for him. He’s asked me to make it again 😂

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