Shrimp Poached With Beer, Old Bay and Lemon

“What a great way to serve shrimp as an appetizer! This got rave reviews from my guests! This is from BJ's Journal April 2006.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fill a large pot with about 2 qts. water.
  2. Crack open the beer and pour it in the pot.
  3. Add salt and squeeze in lemon juice; toss the halves in, too.
  4. Add herbs, garlic and Old Bay.
  5. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and simmer for 5 minutes to infuse the water with the aromatics.
  6. Now reduce heat to medium-low and put shrimp in the mixture.
  7. Simmer, uncovered, for 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are bright pink.
  8. Drain and transfer to a bowl.
  9. Chill thoroughly, then peel.
  10. Serve with lemon wedges and coctail sauce.
  11. NOTE: I used peeled, uncooked shrimp for this and it turned out just fine.
  12. Cocktail Sauce:.
  13. Mix 1/2 cup ketchup, 1/4 cup grated fresh or prepared horseradish, 1 teaspoon minced garlic and a few drops of hot pepper sauce.

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