Shrimp Boiled in Beer2012-08-19
- Servings : 4
- Prep Time : 10m
- Cook Time : 10m
- Ready In : 20m
Shrimp boiled in beer.Shrimp with spices and herbs boiled in beer. Beer makes a marvelous cooking liquid for shrimp. Very easy and delicious appetizer!
- 2 pounds (960 g) shrimp,head removed and shells intact
- 2 (12 oz (360 ml)) bottles of beer
- 1 garlic clove,peeled
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon celery seed
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- freshly squeezed juice of half lemon
Wash the shrimp,if desired,but do not remove the shells.
Combine the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Add the shrimp and return to to a boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer,uncovered,for 2 -5 minutes,depending on the size of the shrimp. Drain boiled shrimp and serve hot with plenty of melted butter seasoned with freshly squeezed lemon juice and Tabasco sauce or cold with a mayonnaise and cognac sauce for shrimp. The boiled shrimp may,of course,be shelled and deveined before serving.
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