Oh, how we relish sipping tequila leisurely on its own, or in all those newfangled cocktail creations ambitious bar stars are dreaming up. The love affair with agave, however, doesn’t need to end with a glass. Cooking with the spirit adds depth and intrigue to even the most ho-hum fish dish. Here are 10 creative recipes—many from chefs around the country and even Mexico—that will inspire you to have a bottle of tequila at the ready the next time the stove beckons.

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