Portuguese Spicy Shrimp

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Chef Gorete

This is a family favorite. We serve it with a plain white rice that will absorb the delicious sauce....finger licking. Sometimes we decorate the platter with whole boiled eggs.

Top Review by amanda.nagy

Beer and shrimp- what a great combo! I've made this a number of times now and my best advice is to pick a good cooking beer- it can make or break the recipe. My preference is always an ale or lager. Dark beers will give it a bitter taste (not what you want).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large frying pan with oil, saute the onions and garlic for several minutes. Add all of the spices, parsley, chicken bouillon, tomato paste, pepper sauce, and half of the beer and let the sauce simmer for approximately 5 minutes.
  2. Once simmered, add the shrimp and remaining beer. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasonings to suite your taste. Once the sauce has been absorbed by the shrimp and the shrimp have turned pink, remove from the pan and serve.

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