Pasta with Tequila
Lime Cream Sauce



  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons cream
  • 1 shallot, finely minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch


  • 12 ounces fettuccine pasta
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 4 diced Roma tomatoes

Optional Ingredients

  • Grilled chicken, shrimp or salmon


  1. Combine garlic and shallot with tequila, lime juice and vinegar. Cook until reduced to about 1/4 cup. Add cream and cook until reduced by half. Strain out garlic and shallot if desired. Return sauce to heat and whisk in butter.
  2. Mix cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water until smooth. Whisk into sauce to thicken.
  3. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta.
  4. Add green onions and tomatoes to hot pasta pot and stir.
  5. Add drained pasta and sauce and mix well.
  6. Serve garnished with cilantro, if desired.
  7. You can also top the pasta with grilled chicken, shrimp or salmon for a heartier meal.

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