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Spicy Beer Shrimp
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5 from 4 votes

Spicy Beer Shrimp

Spicy Beer Shrimp makes an easy and tasty party appetizer. Serve with some warm crusty bread for sopping up all the tasty broth. The beer gives a unique and delicious taste to the shrimp and you can add as little or as much spice as you like.
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
soaking time 30 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Author Christin Mahrlig

Ingredients

  • 12 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 bottles beer, Pale Ale or Lager
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 to 2 1/2 pounds medium to large fresh shrimp, unpeeled

Instructions

  • In a Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook 1 minute.
  • Add salt, Old Bay Seasoning, and crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Add shrimp.
  • Pour beer and water over the shrimp. Stir and cook until shrimp just turn pink. They will continue to cook so be careful not to overcook them. Remove pot from heat and let shrimp sit in the beer mixture for 30 minutes