Peel and Eat Beer Steamed Shrimp

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Shrimp is a staple of yummy appetizers and this peel and eat beer steamed shrimp recipe from ‘Foodiecrush’ recipe blog is an excellent one to take into your home. Shrimp can be a challenging food to prepare because they cook quickly and can become rubbery easily, but with Heidi’s easy poaching method you should have tender, succulent shrimp every time. If you desire easy party appetizer recipes, this shrimp dish would be a good choice because of the minuscule amount of preparation required and the fast cooking. The only chopping required is for the shallot, garlic, and herbs, and this shrimp recipe involves nine ingredients that are household staples.

The bonus of this beer steamed shrimp recipe is that it is fun food to make and very delicious. There is nothing like the fragrance of spicy garlic and aromatic beer, and seeing the shrimp brighten while simmering. A sprinkle of parsley adds freshness and an enticing appearance to the dish. This dynamite shrimp recipe is perfect for serving to a group of guests for an appetizer; guests can peel and eat the shrimp and sop up the flavorful broth with some sour dough bread. Sour dough or another kind of crusty bread is essential for mopping up the broth because the broth should not be wasted and a softer bread may become too soggy before it reaches your mouth.

This shrimp would work well if you are looking for easy and delicious dinner recipes, too. Simply pair the shrimp, broth, and bread with a green salad to round out the meal. Shrimp is an excellent option for those trying to watch their calorie intakes because it is very low in calories, especially if it’s not prepared with fat, batter or fried. This shrimp recipe does include some butter, but some fat is necessary to the diet. In fact, some fat can help promote satiety which means that you won’t feel the need to splurge on junk food later.

The best part of this appetizer recipe is how versatile it is. Heidi suggests using extra large shrimp in this shrimp recipe which will be extra meaty once cooked. Of course, you could use whatever you have available in your freezer, as long as you adjust the cook time accordingly. Small or medium sized shrimp will take only a few minutes to cook, whereas Heidi’s extra large shrimp take nearly five minutes to become bright pink. You could also switch out the parsley for another herb that you have on hand. Tarragon works perfectly with seafood and promotes a licorice taste to the dish. Alternatively, you could try cilantro and use lime instead of lemon for some refreshing acidity. Just make sure to add any soft herbs at the end of the cooking time so that they retain their vibrant taste and appearance. Thank you to Heidi at ‘Foodiecrush’ recipe blog, for sharing her peel and eat beer steamed shrimp recipe with us.

Nutrition Facts for: Peel and Eat Beer Steamed Shrimp From Foodie Crush
Ingredients: Extra large shrimp, butter, garlic cloves, kosher salt, ground black pepper, lager-style beer, lemon, flat-leaf parsley.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 4 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 278, Calories from Fat 122, Total Fat 13.5g 21%, Saturated Fat 7.9g 39%, Cholesterol 269mg 90%, Sodium 653mg 27%, Potassium 238mg 7%,Carbohydrates 6.1g 2%, Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%, Sugars 0.2g, Protein 26.6g, Vitamin A 14%, Vitamin C 8%, Calcium 12%, Iron 3%

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