Dark Beer Boiled Shrimp

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings


  • 2 lbs Shrimp, cleaned and deveined, shells on
  • 2 cups Dark Beer, your favorite
  • 2 small Onions, sliced
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 3 Peppercorns, whole
  • 2 Celery stalks, cut into pieces
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Lemon, quartered


Pour beer in large pot and add onion, garlic, bay leaf, peppercorns, celery, and salt. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes. Add lemon and shrimp and simmer another 12 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool, and drain. Peel off shells from boiled shrimp, leaving tails intact. Arrange around a platter with tails up and your favorite dipping sauce in the middle. Place lemon wedges around sauce dish.