Beer Buttered Shrimp

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    Beer Buttered Shrimp are a quick dish of smoky shrimp in a butter, beer and tomato sauce served as an appetizer or over rice for dinner in just 15 minutes!

    Beer Buttered Shrimp is a tomato based sauce infused with your choice of beer, spices and simmered with shrimp. Serve as an appetizer or over rice as an entree. #butteredshrimprecipe #easyshrimprecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

    Beer Buttered Shrimp is a tomato based sauce infused with your choice of beer, spices and simmered with shrimp. Serve as an appetizer or over rice as an entree.

    In the words of George Takei… Oh Myyy…. Beer + Butter +Shrimp. It is that time of the year: FOOTBALL SEASON!

    I love to watch football and therefore many of the tasty treats I prepare need to be done ahead of time or require minimal to no hands-on time so I can prep and cook during commercial breaks.  Buttered Beer Shrimp is exactly that: a tomato based sauce, infused with your choice of beer, some spices then simmer with shrimp.

    This recipe got me thinking, how long have shrimp been used in recipes? Well evidence has been found that shrimping was taking place around 600 AD off the coast of the southeastern coast of North America. Evidence has also been found in clay vessels discovered in the ruins of Pompeii.

    Beer Buttered Shrimp is a tomato based sauce infused with your choice of beer, spices and simmered with shrimp. Serve as an appetizer or over rice as an entree. #butteredshrimprecipe #easyshrimprecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

    Throughout the time of shrimping, shrimp were sun dried. This still takes place in Louisiana where shrimping has been going on since 1735.

    The shrimping industry in the United States was largely affected by the Chinese immigrants that arrived in the States for the gold rush. Some of the immigrants would catch the shrimp local to San Francisco Bay, sun dry them and sell them to Chinese immigrants in the United States or export them to China.

    Did you know that there are more than 2000 species of shrimp in the world! Wow thats a lot of shrimps, except only 20 species are farmed.

    If you liked this buttered shrimp recipe, make sure you check out some of these other easy shrimp recipes:

    Beer Buttered Shrimp is a tomato based sauce infused with your choice of beer, spices and simmered with shrimp. Serve as an appetizer or over rice as an entree. #butteredshrimprecipe #easyshrimprecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

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    3.59 from 17 votes
    Beer Buttered Shrimp is a tomato based sauce infused with your choice of beer, spices and simmered with shrimp. Serve as an appetizer or over rice as an entree. #butteredshrimprecipe #easyshrimprecipe www.savoryexperiments.com
    Buttered Beer Shrimp
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    10 mins
    Total Time
    15 mins
     
    Beer Buttered Shrimp is a tomato based sauce infused with your choice of beer, spices and simmered with shrimp. Serve as an appetizer or over rice as an entree.
    Course: Appetizer
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: beer shrimp, buttered shrimp
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 604 kcal
    Ingredients
    • 1/2 cup butter 1 stick
    • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
    • 6 garlic cloves
    • 6 ounces can tomato paste
    • 12 ounces can beer
    • 1/3 cup honey
    • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
    • 2 pounds shrimp peeled, tail on
    Instructions
    1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Using a micro grater, grate garlic directly into the butter. Add paprika and stir until fragrant, about 5 minutes.
    2. Whisk in tomato paste until smooth. Add beer, honey and sea salt. Bring to a low simmer. Continue to simmer until mixture reduces by half and thickens.
    3. Add shrimp and salt. Allow to cook for an additional 5-7 minutes. Since you can’t see the color of the shrimp deepen to a pink, look for them to curl.
    4. Serve immediately and enjoy your Buttered Beer Shrimp! You can serve just this or on top of a crusty slice of bread or rice.
    5. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

    Nutrition Facts
    Buttered Beer Shrimp
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 604 Calories from Fat 234
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 26g40%
    Saturated Fat 15g94%
    Cholesterol 632mg211%
    Sodium 2599mg113%
    Potassium 748mg21%
    Carbohydrates 37g12%
    Fiber 3g13%
    Sugar 28g31%
    Protein 49g98%
    Vitamin A 3080IU62%
    Vitamin C 20mg24%
    Calcium 371mg37%
    Iron 7mg39%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

     

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