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Boozy Shrimp with Red Pepper Flakes and Garlic

Shrimp is fast and easy!  I usually make shrimp dishes if I’ve forgotten to take meat out to thaw and I don’t want to run to the store.  With that in mind, I also keep a very well stocked kitchen and I go shopping once a week for groceries … so if I don’t have an ingredient that can easily be replaced, I substitute said ingredient instead of running back to the store.  In the recipe below, onions can be substituted for shallots (as I did), but keep in mind that shallots tend to have a more mild and sweet flavor, and onions tend to have a stronger flavor.  If you don’t like onions THAT much, go out and get some shallots, and try this recipe.

  • 1/2 pound shrimp
  • 1 can or bottle of beer
  • 1 shallot or 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more to taste
  • 1-2 bay leaves
  • fresh parsley, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Pour beer into a saucepan and turn the heat to medium high.  Add shallot or onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, and bay leaves.  Bring the pot to a boil, stirring occasionally, until the beer has been reduced by half.


Add shrimp, salt, and pepper, and cook about 3-4 minutes, or until pink.  Top with parley.

Serve shrimp over rice or quinoa.


This recipe originated from Wishful Chef.