Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 5 mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs unshelled large raw shrimp (deheaded)
  • 2 (12 ounce) cans light beer
  • 2 tablespoons crab boil seasoning


  1. In a large pot, bring beer to a boil with seasoning.
  2. Stir in shrimp and cover.
  3. Return to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Turn heat off and leave shrimp in hot beer for a few more minutes (at least 3 minutes).
  5. Drain shrimp and serve immediately.
  6. Serve with lemon wedges and cocktail sauce.


Most Helpful

The absolute best way to boil 3rd time making it and love, love, love it...perfect shrimp everytime...thanks for a great recipe

Chef jello May 30, 2010

I love this recipe! I made it twice while our family and another family were sharing a house at the beach for a week. I was concerned about the shrimp sitting in the hot liquid (that they would get tough) but it worked out great! I added a little more old bay then called for but it was great!

ladypit July 04, 2009

This recipe makes great shrimp cocktails! I will use this from now on. Thank you for sharing! --Marla, AZ

barbie66 July 01, 2005

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