Sunday, April 7, 2024

Dirty Shrimp #SundayFunday

Called "Dirty" Shrimp because the buttery beer sauce is "muddied" with herbs.  This shrimp is tender, flavorful, and scrumptious.  

Dirty Shrimp

It's National Beer Day and the Sunday Funday bloggers are sharing recipes made with beer.
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I am hosting our Sunday Funday Blogging group today and asked the others to join me in celebrating National Beer Day!!


Since my recipe only calls for one cup of beer, make sure you use your favorite brand so that you can finish the bottle while you cook up this delicious Dirty Shrimp.  

I share more recipes containing wine than beer but beer makes a showing quite often too.  It is used for both the sausage and vegetables in these Bratwurst Burgers.  It adds a great depth of flavor to this Mexican Beer Chili and this Beef Pot Roast.

Beer can be included in appetizers; Beer Pretzel Nuggets, breads; Beer Cheese Muffins, soup; Fasolada, dinner; German Brat Salad, and of course, as a batter for fried seafood; Fried Fish.  

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I'm anxious to see what the others cooked up for us with beer today.......

Dirty Shrimp pin

This is a quick and easy dish that is perfect for a Fish Friday when you get home and just want to relax with a good meal and a cold brew.

Entrees, Seafood, Shrimp, Beer
Entrees, Shrimp
Yield: 4 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Dirty Shrimp

Dirty Shrimp

Called "Dirty" Shrimp because the buttery beer sauce is "muddied" with herbs. This shrimp is tender, flavorful, and scrumptious.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 15 Min


  • 2 lbs. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 t. dried oregano
  • 1 t. dried basil
  • 1 t. dried thyme
  • 1/4 t. cayenne pepper
  • pinch of crushed red pepper
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 c. beer


  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic, oregano, basil, thyme, cayenne, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, for a minute until the garlic starts to lightly brown.
  2. Add the shrimp and continue to cook, stirring constantly, until the shrimp are pink and cooked through.
  3. Add the beer and simmer for 1 minute before serving.

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

13.83 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

7.55 g

Carbs (grams)

4.77 g

Fiber (grams)

0.55 g

Net carbs

4.22 g

Sugar (grams)

0.09 g

Protein (grams)

31.46 g

Sodium (milligrams)

1425.59 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

316.13 mg


  1. I love the idea of having the rest of the beer while making this shrimp! This sounds so quick and easy!

  2. I had no idea that's why a dish is called 'dirty!' I can't wait to try this, Wendy.

  3. Never made shrimps in beer, but this dirty shrimps look so yum!

  4. A seafood lover's delight! Perfect for Lent!


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