In the Kitchen with Ada sailing

In the Kitchen with Ada Sailing: Orange-Brandy Shrimp

       One of our favorite things about sharing the Banderas Bay with our guests is serving up delectable, first-class Ada Sailing fare.

       From Red Snapper to our classic Empanadas Argentina, we have a great spread of gastronomical goodies for food lovers. We always get rave reviews, many of which are asking for the recipes.

      That’s why we’re heading to the kitchen to bring you one of our most requested recipes: Ada Sailing’s Orange-Brandy Shrimp. So grab your eco-shopping bag and scoop up the freshest, seasonal ingredients from your local market because tonight, you’re in for a real treat! 

Ada Sailing’s Orange-Brandy Shrimp
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Prep: 15 minutes
  • Cook: 10 minutes
  • Yields: 4 servings
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2-3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Pepper to taste
  • Minced fresh rosemary leaves


Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and stir often. Cook 1 to 2 minutes. Then add the shrimp. Cook for a few minutes until it begins to curl. Pull the shrimp from the skillet and add pepper and rosemary to taste. Set the mix aside.


Orange-Brandy Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons of Brandy
  • 2 tablespoons of Amaretto
  • Juice from one orange
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • ½ cup fresh lime juice
  • Cream
  • Chopped flat-leaf parsley (optional)


In a large pot, add the Brandy, Amaretto, orange juice and ¾ of the orange zest. Stir. Then add the lime juice followed by “Lincoln” or Nestle cream. Gently add the shrimp and stir. Garnish with zested orange or chopped flat-leaf parsley. Serve immediately.


            To taste our Orange-Brandy Shrimp – and other scrumptious Ada Sailing gourmet creations, such as our Baked Red Snapper and fine tequila drink recipes – contact us today. We’re happy to help you create the finest menu for your next Ada Sailing tour.

            And stay tuned as we add new creations to our Ada Sailing menu each month. Perhaps you can join us on our next tour to taste what else is cookin’ in the Ada Sailing kitchen!