Shrimp Scampi with Beer

We added beer, lime and cilantro for a fresh and delicious spin on shrimp scampi that can be on the table in just 20 minutes.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4


tablespoons butter
tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2
lb uncooked medium shrimp, thawed if frozen, peeled, deveined (tail shells removed)
cloves garlic, finely chopped
medium green onions, finely chopped (3 tablespoons)
cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
tablespoons lime juice
to 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
Red pepper sauce, if desired
Salt and pepper
teaspoons finely chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, heat butter and oil over medium heat until butter is melted. Add shrimp; cook and stir 1 minute. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute.
  • 2 Add onions, beer, lime juice and Worcestershire sauce. Cook 1 to 2 minutes longer, stirring frequently, until shrimp are pink (do not overcook). Season to taste with red pepper sauce, salt and pepper. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

Mexican beer works well in this recipe.

If you like things spicy, the red pepper sauce adds a kick to these shrimp.