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Shrimp Scampi with Beer

Shrimp Scampi with Beer
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 4
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.
By Cheri Liefeld
Updated June 8, 2011


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lb uncooked medium shrimp, thawed if frozen, peeled, deveined (tail shells removed)
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 medium green onions, finely chopped (3 tablespoons)
  • 1/4 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Red pepper sauce, if desired
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 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.

  • Mexican beer works well in this recipe.
  • If you like things spicy, the red pepper sauce adds a kick to these shrimp.

No nutrition information available for this recipe
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