- 3 cups beer
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 t celery seeds
- 2 T finely chopped parsley
- 1 t Tabasco sauce
- 3 T lemon juice
- salt to taste
- 2 pounds medium-sized shrimp, shelled and deveined
- 8 T butter
In a large saucepan combine the beer, garlic, celery seed, parsley, Tabasco, lemon juice, and salt to taste. Over medium-high heat bring the beer to a boil.
When the beer is at full boil, add the shrimp. When it returns to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer the shrimp for 5 minutes.
In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Set aside in a warm place.
Yield: 4 servings
From American Seafood Cooking
Gray: I enjoyed this and it turned out well, but I usually boil shrimp with old bay seasoning, and it has a lot of the same flavors, and is a lot less work to put together. This was good and I’m glad we tried it, if only to reinforce what we already liked. I do think we’ll try putting a couple of bottles of beer in with the water next time we boil shrimp to see how it does.
Katie: This shrimp was great! I loved the flavor, but it was a lot more time consuming to make than boiled shrimp, and I didn’t think that it was really worth the extra effort. We also made cocktail sauce and I preferred dipping the shrimp in the cocktail sauce over the clarified butter. So we probably wouldn’t make this particular recipe again, although the results were good!