Drunken Shrimp

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 (12-ounce) bottles lager style beer (recommended: Budweiser)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 onions, quartered
  • 1 garlic clove, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon Neelys Seasoning Rub, plus more for garnish, recipe follows
  • 1 tablespoon crab boil seasoning (recommended: Old Bay)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 whole peppercorns
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Lemon wedges, for garnish
  • BBQ Cocktail Sauce, for garnish, recipe follows
  • Neelys BBQ Seasoning:
  • 1 1/2 cups paprika
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 3/4 tablespoons onion powder
  • BBQ Cocktail Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup Neelys Barbecue Sauce, recipe follows
  • 1/2 cup prepared horseradish
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Dash hot sauce
  • Neelys BBQ Sauce:
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Directions

Add all ingredients, except shrimp and garnishes to a large saucepan on high heat. Bring to a boil for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to low. Add the shrimp and cook until bright pink, about 5 minutes. Drain the shrimp from the cooking liquid and place in a serving dish. Chill or eat while warm, sprinkled with the dry rub before serving alongside Cocktail Sauce.

Neelys BBQ Seasoning:

Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir until combined. Keep in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

BBQ Cocktail Sauce:

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until use.

Neelys BBQ Sauce:

In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer. Cook uncovered, stirring frequently, for 1 hour 15 minutes.

Yield: 3 1/2 cups


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