Beer Steamed Shrimp With Garlic Butter

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by MaddysMom

From Cook's Illustrated.

Top Review by Chicagoland Chef du

My fab husband and I (DS had his first shrimp) really enjoyed this recipe. I have only boiled shrimp w/ Old Bay. I am happy to find another method for cooking. This was awesome. I used jumbo raw, tail on and watched carefully until done. About 6-8 minutes. The sauce was very good. We ended up adding more Tabasco. Thanks for posting such a great shrimp recipe. It's a keeper!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat butter and garlic in Dutch oven over medium heat until sizzling and fragrant, about 4 minutes.
  2. Pour garlic butter into serving bowl and stir in lemon juice and hot sauce. Cover and keep warm.
  3. Fit Dutch oven with steamer basket, add beer, and bring to boil over medium-high heat.
  4. Sprinkle Old Bay Seasoning evenly over shrimp and transfer to steamer basket.
  5. Cover and steam until shrimp are cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes.
  6. Transfer to serving platter.
  7. Serve with warm garlic butter for dipping.

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