Shrimp in Beer Sauce
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Shrimp in Beer Sauce

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Servings: 8 servings

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  • 2 lb. Diamond Reef® Raw Shrimp, peeled & deveined, tail off
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups white onion, finely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 serrano chiles, tail off and finely chopped
  • 2 lb tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 8-10 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups of beer, like Pacífico, Corona, Montejo or Sol
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 green onions for garnish, optional


  1. Following the instructions on the bag, place the shrimp in a strainer under cold running water until thawed. Drain well and put back in the fridge until it is time to cook them.
  2. Warm up oil in a big pan over medium-high heat. Sauté onion for a couple of minutes, add garlic and serrano chiles. When the onion is soft and translucent, add tomatoes and cook for two minutes more.
  3. Add tomato paste, thyme, bay leaf, beer and salt. Bring to the boil, then reduce to medium heat, cover, and simmer for 25 minutes.
  4. Submerge the shrimp in the sauce. Cook 4-6 minutes stirring now and then to make sure they cook on both sides. Please don’t overcook them. The shrimp are ready when they start to curl and turn pink.
  5. Garnish with green onions, if you like, and serve with white rice and warm tortillas.