An easy weeknight recipe and an interesting variation on plain tomato sauce. Clam juice adds a nice salty bite without tasting 'fishy,' and lime juice lends brightness.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion, garlic, and jalapeno; cook until onion is soft and translucent. Stir in tomatoes, tequila, water, clam juice, and red pepper. Bring to a boil, then add macaroni. Cover, and simmer, stirring frequently, until pasta is tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in lime juice.

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Nutrition Facts

338 calories; 7.5 g total fat; 19 mg cholesterol; 619 mg sodium. 55 g carbohydrates; 10.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2011
This was pretty good. I would add more of the pickled jalapenos next time. Also I put in the lime juice with the other liquid instead of waiting til the end. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2006
My husband didn't care for this - thought it was too spicy. My daughter loved it! If I make this again I'll probably use less red pepper. Read More
(4)
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2011
This was pretty good. I would add more of the pickled jalapenos next time. Also I put in the lime juice with the other liquid instead of waiting til the end. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2010
Very tasty and very easy to make. A little spicy for my taste but good. Next time I will probably use fresh roasted jalopenos instead to turn the heat down. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2011
This was pretty good. I would add more of the pickled jalapenos next time. Also I put in the lime juice with the other liquid instead of waiting til the end. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2006
VERY GOOD just like the one that I have at the italian resturant that's in town!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
01/04/2006
My husband didn't care for this - thought it was too spicy. My daughter loved it! If I make this again I'll probably use less red pepper. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2011
I really like this recipe it's easy and with the exception of the Clam juice it's all standard pantry items. I will add shrimp next time to make it a more substantial meal but I am really happy with the outcome. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2019
8.16.19 I seldom do this on a new recipe, but I had to make changes to salvage this for dinner. First, I made exactly as written with the exception of not adding the pasta, and found the sauce totally without flavor, flat. We simply would not have eaten it the way it tasted, just bland. So I added more pickled jalapeño, more red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, chopped fresh oregano and basil, added some small cut-up sweet fresh tomatoes, along with some red bell pepper, and just let it cook down, allowing the flavor to develop. I cooked the pasta separately because I’d already reduced the sauce, added it to the sauce along with some sautéed shrimp, and will say the lime at the end was this recipe’s salvation for us. This recipe has had decent reviews, and I wouldn’t discourage others from trying it, but it just didn’t work for us. I giving it 4 stars, but that’s based on the changes that I made. Read More