- 1-1.5 lbs of thawed or fresh shrimp (Enough for 2 people)
- 1 bottle of good, craft beer (I normally use a wheat beer like Blue Moon)
- 3 cloves garlic roughly chopped
- 1-2 tablespoons hot sauce
- 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
- 2 teaspoons chipotle powder
- 1 bay leaf
- Old Bay seasoning
Pour beer into pot and add garlic, hot sauce, cayenne, chipotle powder, and bay leaf. Stir ingredients together and bring to a boil. Place shrimp into a strainer big enough to sit into pot and not touch the boiling liquid. Season shrimp (with shells on) generously with Old Bay seasoning, stir while in strainer over a sink, and season shrimp again with Old Bay. Once liquid comes to a boil turn heat down slightly (still boiling but bubbles not touching shrimp), place shrimp in strainer on pot over liquid and cover with lid. It's okay if there is a slight space where the lid isn't keeping it closed completely. You just want most of the steam to get to the shrimp to cook them. Cook for about 5-6 min and stir shrimp and cover. Continue to cook for another 3-4 min stirring maybe once more if needed. You do not want to over steam the shrimp. Once all of the shrimp are fully cooked (no shrimp with any gray/raw spots), spoon out the shrimp to plate.
This is one of my favorite meals, and it is incredibly easy to make. I usually serve with fries or salad and pasta. If I do not have that much time, I will use the Knorr bagged pasta (either creamy garlic shells or butter herb pasta).