Spicy Drunken Shrimp

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

This spicy, addicting shrimp recipe can be served for appetizers or dinner! Don’t forget the bread for dipping!



  • 2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined with the tails left on
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup beer (your favorite~!)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup Frank’s RedHot Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery leaves (can substitute parsley)


  1. Season the shrimp with the Old Bay, salt and pepper and toss to coat.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp, cooking for 2 minutes on each side until pink.
  3. Remove the shrimp to a plate and cover with foil
  4. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet and cook the garlic and rosemary for 1 minute over low heat.
  5. Add the beer to the skillet and reduce for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Add the chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce then bring to a simmer. Add the butter, lemon juice and cream and whisk until smooth.
  7. Add the cooked shrimp back to the pan to warm through, then add the chopped celery leaves (or parsley if using) and let the shrimp simmer in the sauce for 5 minutes until warmed though.

Recipe Notes

Serves 4 for dinner or can be served as an appetizer for up to 8.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

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