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Peel and Eat Shrimp Recipe

Peel and Eat Shrimp - the easiest shrimp recipe made with butter, beer and spices. Takes 10 mins to make and a staple for summertime.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Peel and Eat Shrimp
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 334 kcal


  • 1 lb shrimp, shell-on and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon old bay seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup beer
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Italian parsley leaves


  1. Defrost the shrimp and rinse thoroughly with cold water. Drain the water, pat dry with paper towels, and set aside.

  2. Heat up a skillet with the butter. As soon as the butter melts, transfer the shrimp into the skillet and toss around. Add the Old Bay Seasoning and stir to combine well with the shrimp. Add in the beer and cover the skillet with its lid. Let cook for about 5 minutes or until the shrimp is cooked. Add the parsley leaves, dish out and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

  1. You can find these frozen, split and deveined shrimp at supermarket so you don't have to devein the shrimp yourself.
  2. For the best result, choose a lighter tasting beer which is less bitter.
  3. Don't discard and waste the beer broth. Sop it up with bread.
Nutrition Facts
Peel and Eat Shrimp Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 people)
Calories 334 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 601mg200%
Sodium 1765mg77%
Potassium 181mg5%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 46g92%
Vitamin A 570IU11%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 349mg35%
Iron 5.7mg32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.