Beer, butter and old bay seasoning- this Athletic Brew Beer Shrimp has all three and it’s the triple-threat of ingredients when it comes to a summertime shrimp dish. Bursting with flavor and the best part, it comes together in about 20 minutes. I’d consider this dish an appetizer but do you ever have those nights where you just want a snack as a meal, instead of a full meal? This would be the perfect snacky-dinner dish.
The grocery list.
- Salted butter– It’s the only kind of butter I keep in the house!
- Sweet onion– I love sweet onions for the gentle sweetness they bring to balance a dish but this can also be substituted for a white onion.
- Garlic– While only a little is used in this recipe, it rounds out the flavors and is not to be skipped!
- Old bay seasoning — There is no substitute for this classic seasoning. All the memories of summer clam-baked and salty beach skin come flooding back with one smell of this blend.
- Red pepper flakes — The heat in this dish is not enough for a glass of milk after each sip but if you are sensitive to spice, simply reduce the amount of red pepper flakes!
- Kosher salt — Always an important add to balance out a dish.
- Fresh shrimp– The fresher, the better and the extra work of peeling the shrimp after cooking is worth it for the added flavor!
- Upside Dawn Athletic Brew Beer — A golden ale of any kind will work here but we can’t help but boast about our favorite non-alcoholic craft beers from Athletic Brew.
- Sourdough bread– Andy kind o bread can be substituted here. Something crusty and rustic would be great for dipping in the savory broth.
Craft beer without the booze.
Cold crisp beer and fresh shrimp on a long summer night. Nothing is better! You can have the best of both worlds and non of the booze in one dish. For us, and for many of our fitness-minded friends, beer comes with baggage. Athletic Brew Beer is non-alcoholic and therefore isn’t going to compromise recovery. Recovery is about a good night’s sleep and the alcohol in regular beer can leave you sluggish for the next day. You can enjoy a delicious craft beer AND keep your healthy habits in check. It’s a WIN WIN!
Ideal summer dish…
Picture this, a late summer night as the temps cool with the setting sun. You’re not interested in cooking a laborious meal so you toss some fresh shrimp into a beer bath and toast some bread. You bring the entire pan out to the patio or porch and eat straight for the dish, peeling shrimp with your hands and dipping the bread in the broth to sop up all the flavor. Less time cooking, less dishes and fully bellies. The perfect summer night.
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- Heat a large cast iron pan over medium heat. Add the butter to the pan to melt, as it begins to brown add the chopped onion. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly until the onions are translucent. Add the garlic and cook an additional minute.
- To the onion and garlic mixture, add the old bay, red pepper flakes and salt. Stir to combine. Add the shrimp to the pan and toss everything to coat.
- Pour the beer and water over the shrimp. Cook, stirring and tossing for 3-5 minutes until the shrimp are bright pink and cooked through. Turn the heat off. Allow the shrimp to rest in the broth for 10 minutes to soak up the flavor.
- When ready to serve, toast or grill your bread for dipping.
Nutrition Information: Serves 4 / 545 cals / 27g F / 22g C / 49g P