Boiled Shrimp in Beer With Cocktail Sauce

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Marsha D.

This recipe is simple to make. I have made shrimp this way for years. It's kinda like having a shrimp cocktail. Shrimp is best when chilled. Great for parties, with meals as a appetizer or just alone. NOTE: Use seasonings to your taste. I usually add 1 packet of Splenda (or of choice) to the cocktail sauce instead of regular sugar.

Top Review by dirndlfrau

This was a great way to cook shrimp because the shrimp goes into the cold water and gets more time to gain flavor as it comes up to a boil. I used 3 cups water, 1 tsp sea salt, 1/2 tsp chicken buillion, 1 /2 tsp pepper, and 1 tsp Mrs. Dash lemon pepper blend. It was good warm, but the flavor improved with chilling. I didn't make the cocktail sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For cocktail sauce, combine ketchup, horseradish and sugar in a small bowl. Chill until needed.
  2. In a large sauce pot add shrimp,beer, chicken bouillon cube,sea salt,old bay seasoning,lemon pepper, black pepper and Greek seasoning.
  3. Stir to combine flavors.
  4. Bring to a boil and boil only until shrimp turns light pink about 5 minutes.
  5. Drain and add ice to chill shrimp.

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