Shrimp in Beer & Cocktail Sauce Recipe

Folks, it just doesn’t get much better than this. Fresh shrimp boiled in a seasoned beer bath, steeped to soak up the wonderful flavors and a spicy cocktail sauce for dipping. Of the many shrimp recipes we like, this one stands pretty tall. Enjoy!

Tabasco Cocktail Sauce

1 1/2 cups ketchup
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Tabasco

Mix all ingredients together and chill for at least an hour.

Shrimp in Beer

2 sticks of butter
1 large onion, chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon mustard seeds
1 tablespoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 cup vinegar
3 -12 oz bottles beer (dark or light ale works best)
5 pounds medium to large shrimp, peeled and deveined

    In a large stockpot, melt butter over medium high heat. Add the onions and sauté until transparent. Add the remaining ingredients except the shrimp and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook for 5 minutes or until shrimp just starts to turn pink. Turn off heat and let set for 20 to 30 minutes to soak up the flavors. Can be refrigerated and reheated before serving if desired.

    12 thoughts on “Shrimp in Beer & Cocktail Sauce Recipe

    1. Memaw's memories

      I love shrimp. I used to eat it breaded and deep fried, but can't do that so much any more, so I'm always looking for a recipe using other methods. I'm definitely going to try this.

    2. Trix

      You have never made a shrimp dish that disappoints, and you just keep coming up with more and more delicious ones. Want this!

    3. Luana

      this looks delicious ! I will try it the next week ! I life in Brasil and shrimp is very cheep here, and I have never eaten shrimp like this !!

    4. pegasuslegend

      wow, shrimp cocktail is my very favorite, I always order this out, never made the sauce before…and this sounds perfect. My goodness I have to have some salivating right now no kidding love this recipe!

    5. Marguerite

      Hi Drick! What a great recipe and blog! And the cookbook looks fab! Merci beaucoup for adding me as your friend. It's a pleasure to meet you and I look forward to getting to know you!


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