Are you bored of the standard shrimp and cream dish? Well this sauce is very different – but guarenteed good. It takes just four standard ingredients that one usually has lying around the kitchen.
OK – you may not have rainbow bow-tie pasta just lying around but if you do it sure adds color and photographs well.
I used half this tall boy of Rainier and gave the rest to occupy my man to drink while I whipped up the rest of this easy recipe.
Start with uncooked tail-off shrimp (fresh or frozen) and pour beer and soy sauce over them as you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
Add the shrimp, beer and soy sauce, followed immediately by your pepper and frozen peas. Add three large pats of butter to the top.
It is not that pretty to look at but it tastes nice and malty salty shrimpy – it also works over rice or noodles. The beer, butter and soy sauce create a wonderful combination complimenting each other and the seafood. Last but not least you can look like a super creative gourmet cook with just a few seemingly random ingredients lying around.
Shrimp with Beer Butter Sauce
15-20 fresh raw or frozen raw tail-off shrimp
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic finely chopped
1 can of an american lager (Rainer, PBR, Budweiser etc)
3 tbsp soy sauce
5 tbsp unsalted (preferably) butter
1/3 cup frozen peas
1 yellow or green pepper, roughly chopped
pasta or rice for 3 or 4 persons
Step 1: Finely chop the garlic and onion and place in a large deep frying pan with 1 tbsp of butter. Stir and saute until the onion softens.
Step 2: Add the shrimp, beer, soy sauce, vegetables and butter to the pan. Cook everything together until the butter is melted and the shrimp is pink ( 5 to 10 minutes).