Beer Steamed Shrimp

These steamed shrimp are a snap to make, and are delicious both hot and cold. If you prefer not to use beer you can substitute white wine or water.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1⁄4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 1 large lemon)
  • 1 cup pilsner beer
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped garlic, about 3 cloves
  • 1 Tbsp. Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 lb. easy-peel shrimp (26⁄30 size), unshelled
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil


  • In the pot of a large steamer add the lemon juice, beer, water, and garlic. Cover and bring to a boil.
  • In a medium bowl combine the Old Bay, shrimp, and oil. Toss to coat. Place the shrimp in the basket of the steamer and cook, covered, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the shrimp are opaque and are curled into a ‘C’ shape. Remove from the steamer and serve hot or chilled.