Shrimp Boiled in Beer

2012-08-19
  • 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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

Step 1

Wash the shrimp,if desired,but do not remove the shells.

Step 2

Combine the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Add the shrimp and return to to a boil.

Step 3

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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