Boiled Shrimp With Spicy Butter Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Great with beer or ice cold white wine. The spicy butter sauce is perfect with the seasoned shrimp. Recipe from "Food and Wine Cookbook".

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot, combine water, vinegar, lemon, garlic, Old Bay,peppercorns, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp cayenne and bay leaves.
  2. Cover and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  3. Add shrimp, cover, return to a boil, cook 1-2 minutes and drain.
  4. Melt butter in a smallpan, remove from heat and add remaining ingredients.
  5. Serve shrimp with the butter sauce for dipping.
Most Helpful

I used Chipotle Garlic Butter in place of the butter called for in this recipe. Adding the Worcestershire and lemon juice. Thanks for the Spicy Goodness.

Rita~ July 15, 2008

Loved the sauce, had alot leftover so used it the next night to dip a boiled artichoke in, yummmmy!!!!! Would have been perfect but I may have boiled the shrimp a bit too long, a little tough to peel but very very tasty!!!

cajun chef in Louisiana June 07, 2007

This is a fantastic recipe. I made it for our Menu #334! The cayenne-spiced sauce was positively addictive! Thanks for posting this recipe!!

NcMysteryShopper November 18, 2006