Beer-Steamed Shrimp

Beer-Steamed Shrimp

This delicious and simple beer-steamed shrimp recipe is a quick way to add flavor to shrimp with your favorite beer. Enjoy these shrimp hot or cold.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Add the beer, lemon juice, salt, and rosemary (if using) to a large saucepan or stewpot.
  3. Step 3

    Add your steamer basket to the pot, making sure that it sits well above the beer. Add the celery to the basket and cover.
  4. Step 4

    Bring the beer to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Once a simmer is reached add the cleaned shrimp to the steamer basket.
  5. Step 5

    Cover and cook until all of the shrimp turn pink, about 6 minutes. The top ones tend to change color first, so make sure to move them around and check that all have turned pink. Discard celery.
  6. Step 6

    Serve warm or cold as they are or with cocktail sauce or melted butter. As these are served with the shell on, remember to provide a bowl for the shells.