06 March 2008

Dirty Shrimp In Butter-Beer Sauce

Last night I made Dirty Shrimp in Butter-Beer Sauce. It's only a little beer, don't get excited...but you do get to drink the other 3/4 of the bottle while you're cooking!!

Taste: A+

Ease: A

Recipe on Recipezaar

1 lb shrimp , shelled and deveined
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoons garlic , minced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon salt , to taste
1/4 teaspoon black pepper , to taste
1/4 cup beer

1. Saute garlic and herbs in butter until garlic is slightly browned.

2. Add shrimp, stirring constantly, until shrimp are pink and done.

3. Pour in beer, simmer 1 minute more, and serve!

The original recipe is double this, but I was only cooking for two. The directions remain the same, so no matter.

Here's my favorite part: The pix.

My shrimpies had been in the freezer up until now, it took less than 10 minutes to thaw them with cold running water. Not the most earth-conscious method, but it works in a jiffy.

The other players.

We're cooking! Once we're pink we'll add the beer....

And then...

All done!

I chose to serve over rice. My parents served it with fresh bakery bread. You might need it with the kick this recipe has. Go light on the cayenne and red pepper flakes if you're not a fan of the spice.

No garlic burning this time. Woohoo!




Blogger Kristin said...

This recipe looks delish! It's on my "to try" list soon! Yum! :-)

3:13 PM  

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