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Shrimp ‘n' Beer

Perfect for backyard entertaining

  1. 3 lbs. shrimp in the shell
  2. 4 garlic cloves, peeled
  3. 6 allspice berries
  4. 1 Tbsp. red pepper flakes
  5. 1 bay leaf
  6. 6 sprigs fresh parsley
  7. 2 sprigs fresh dill
  8. 12 oz. beer
  9. salt and pepper to taste
Lemon Butter Dipping Sauce
  1. 1/2 cup butter
  2. juice of 1/2 lemon
  3. 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  4. salt and pepper to taste
  1. To cook shrimp: combine all ingredients in large pot and cover. Bring to a boil. Turn down heat and let the shrimp simmer 12 minutes. (Don’t overcook!) Then remove from heat and drain.
  2. To prepare sauce:heat butter in a saucepan until almost bubbling. Stir in lemon juice and Worcestershire, salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Serve shrimp hot, in the shell. Spread out the newspaper on your patio table and let your guests “peel ‘n eat”. Serve sauce individually to 8 happy guests.
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