Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Pretty much explains itself, LOL.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (32 ounce) can V8 vegetable juice
  • 1 can beer
  • 3 -6 jalapeno peppers
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 lbs shrimp, peeled and deveined


  1. Place all the ingredients, except shrimp, in a large pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Add shrimp and remove from heat.
  3. Let stand about 20 minutes.
  4. Drain and chill shrimp.
Most Helpful

Wow oh wow...great taste Riff. I used the Spicey V8 (personal favorite of mine) and served these with my own cocktail sauce (lots of horseradish)! Thanks for a fun recipe!

Rise` July 09, 2003

Despite never being "cooked" on the hot burner themselves, these shrimp were cooked to perfection (it's so easy to ruin shrimp by overcooking). They weren't super flavorful even using Spicy V8 but maybe it's the jalapenos I used. Will make again using more "hot" ingredients. Great technique for perfectly cooked shrimp.

FLKeysJen February 09, 2013

I made a one-third amount of this using an 11 ounce can of V-8 and one pound of shrimp. I made this to share for a small picnic at concerts in the park. So easy to make in advance and then just pack in the cooler. These had a nice kick, but still allowed the flavor of the shrimp to come through. Although these were great on their own, I also served a cocktail sauce on the side. Everyone loved them!

Ginny Sue July 22, 2006