Beer-Boiled Shrimp

Beer-Boiled Shrimp

92 Reviews 7 Pics
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 10 m
Nita
Recipe by  Nita

“This was my stepfather's crowd-pleasing recipe. It's simple to make, and the longer the shrimp sit, the better! You can prepare the shrimp a day ahead, refrigerate, and reheat before serving. The leftover liquid can be frozen and used to make great gumbo.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 6 servings

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Directions

  1. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion, and cook until transparent, about 5 minutes. Mix in the salt and shrimp. Pour the beer over the shrimp, and simmer just until the shrimp turn pink. Turn off the heat, and allow the shrimp to sit at least 1/2 hour. Serve while still warm, or refrigerate and reheat before serving.

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Reviews (92)

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LEXI, JACK and COOKIE
167

LEXI, JACK and COOKIE

Great, different taste than I'm used to in shrimp. Next time I would cut way down on the butter (was just a bit too rich for me as written), and add some garlic. I found that it was absolutely necessary to let the shrimp sit in the beer mixture for the full half-hour...improved the taste and made them exceptionally tender. My husband loved this dish! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Sandy
147

Sandy

WOW! I tried this recipe and it came out de-lici-ous! I actually made this with 2 1/2 pounds of shrimp, half the butter and 2 beers to boil in, followed the rest as stated and also took reviewers advise and added old bay.. I also added garlic and added bay leaves and let it sit for 30 minutes (shripm will not turn rubbery!). Came out stupendous! served with yellow rice and had a restaurant quality meal made by a trusty person (me, lol) I would recommend this to anyone!

Gail Cobile
122

Gail Cobile

This is better than "outa this world"! I did reduce the butter (Whew!) to 2 sticks (to reduce my guilt) and then followed recipe as directed. I also saved liquid and used it in a big pot of shrimp creole and it was one of the best I've ever done and whatever guilt I had is long gone!! Thank you.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 1030 cal
  • 52%
  • Fat
  • 67.9 g
  • 105%
  • Carbs
  • 12.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 78.6 g
  • 157%
  • Cholesterol
  • 738 mg
  • 246%
  • Sodium
  • 2167 mg
  • 87%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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