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Shrimp Scampi with Beer

Mexican beer, lime and cilantro give a fresh and delicious spin on shrimp scampi that can be on the table in just 20 minutes.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 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 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Red pepper sauce if desired
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh cilantro


  • 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.
  • 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.