Beer Boiled Shrimp

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Beer Boiled Shrimp

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 12


  • 2 to 3 cups water
  • 2 bottles (12 ounces each) beer
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons celery seed
  • 2 cloves garlic - peeled
  • 2 to 3 pounds shrimp
  • 2 lemons


  • Combine water, beer, garlic, a few slices of lemon and seasonings in a large pot and bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Add shrimp.
  • Cover; remove from heat and let stand 5 to 8 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink.
  • Drain and chill shrimp.
  • Serve chilled with Seriously Good Cocktail Sauce and lemon wedges.


Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.

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  1. What kind of beer do i use?

    1. Amy Hanten says:

      Hi Scarlet. I just use a regular or light beer. Nothing with too strong of a flavor. Thanks! -Amy

  2. Sue Shearer says:

    Sounds great! Should the raw shrimp be peeled and deveined or cooked with the shell on?

    1. Amy Hanten says:

      Hi Sue. I use uncooked shell on deveined shrimp. -Amy

  3. sandy bronikowski says:

    can you use cooked shrimp since most don’t have flavor

    1. Sorry Sandy. This just works with uncooked shrimp. I think if you used cooked shrimp it would overcook it.