Classic Beer-Boiled Shrimp Recipe

2012-08-19
  • Yield : 4 serving plates
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 20m

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    209
  • Fat

    2.9 g
  • Cholesterol

    5 mg
  • Protein

    19.2 g
  • Carbohydrate

    34 mg

Classic beer-boiled shrimp recipe.

Shrimp with spices and herbs boiled in beer. Beer makes a marvelous cooking liquid for shrimp. Very easy and delicious appetizer! You may also like Beer-Boiled Shrimp with Corn (adapted from https://www.craftycookingmama.com/):

Beer-Boiled Shrimp with Corn Recipe

Makes 4-6 servings
Ingredients: 6 cups (1.5L) water, 12 oz (360 ml) bottle lager beer, 1 yellow onion, peeled and cut into 8 wedges, 2 tablespoons (30 ml) Old Bay seafood seasoning blend, 4 small potatoes, unpeeled and quartered, 4 ears Sunshine Sweet corn, husked and cut into 2-inch (5 cm) pieces, half of small cabbage, cut into 4 wedges, 2 pounds (960 g) unpeeled raw shrimp

Instructions: In a large saucepan, combine water, onion wedges, beer, and seafood seasoning. Stir, separating onion pieces and bring to a boil, uncovered, over medium-high heat.

Stir in potatoes, then cover with a lid and boil until potatoes are tender, for about 10 minutes. Stir in corn and cabbage and continue cooking for further 5 minutes. Stir in unpeeled raw shrimp and cook for 5 minutes more or until shrimp turn pink.

Remove the saucepan from the heat. Stir shrimp mixture well, then drain, using a colander and reserving a little stock. Serve, with a spoonful of reserved stock and enjoy! If you like to cook with a beer, you may also like this recipe

Classic Beer-Boiled Shrimp Recipe

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 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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