Hot and Spicy Shrimp

Main Course

Recipe courtesy of America's Test Kitchen Quick Family Cookbook

Serves 4

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup mild beer
  • 1/2 cup clam juice
  • 2 pounds peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 3 green onions, sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • salt and pepper

Hot and Spicy Shrimp

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Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in beer and clam juice, bring to boil, and cook until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 5 minutes.

Reduce heat to medium-low, add shrimp and cook until opaque through, 3 to 6 minutes depending on size of shrimp. Stir about halfway through cooking. Remove from heat and stir in green onions cilantro, hot sauce, and remaining 3 tablespoons butter. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.


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