Beer Bathed Shrimp

As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, Cafe Munchkin was chosen to come up with a dish that either features or pairs well with a New Belgium Brewing Company beer.  This blog will receive a stipend for creating the dish, care of Foodbuzz and the New Belgium Brewing Company.  How cool is that?! *wink*

So here’s the dish that I came up with: Beer Bathed Shrimp.

A few beer-loving people just might be jealous of these shrimps.  Hee hee.  Where I come from – the Philippines – this dish is called Nilasing na Hipon.  This  is very easy to make and takes only a few minutes to cook.  But it would be wise  to give the shrimps a nice long beer bath, say 15 to 30 minutes, to give it time to absorb the flavor of the beer.  We got 5 different beers by the New Belgium Brewing Company:  Abbey, Trippel, Ranger, Fat Tire and Mighty Arrow.  The dish features the Mighty Arrow, hubby’s choice.

Here’s the recipe…

INGREDIENTS:

1 lb extra large shrimps (about 30 pcs.)
1/2 cup beer (Mighty Arrow)
4 T extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

2 T butter
1 thumb-sized ginger, sliced thinly
1 red onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp dried basil
2 chili peppers, sliced (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

1.  In a large bowl, bathe (marinate!) the shrimps in a mixture of extra virgin olive oil, beer, salt and pepper.  Marinate for 15 to 30 minutes (upto an hour if you so desire). Drain the shrimps before cooking.
2.  Heat butter in a large skillet.  Saute the ginger until fragrant.  Add the onions, then the garlic. Saute until the onions are transparent and the garlic are slightly brown.
3.  Add the shrimps (without the marinade!) and dried basil and cook until the shrimps change in color.  Then add the red bell pepper slices and chilis and saute for about a minute.
4.  Transfer to a serving platter and enjoy!

Hubby and I both loved the kick from the chili peppers.  I cook a lot of shrimps in my kitchen, so much so that I’m happy to add this Beer Bathed Shrimp to my shrimp repertoire. ;)

Cheers, y’all!  Mabuhay! And I say that louder than echo blowers. ;)


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3 Responses to “Beer Bathed Shrimp”

  1. JMom says:

    Good for you getting in on all the foodbuzz opps, Weng! I haven’t had much time to participate in them.

    I like their Fat Tire beer myself. Your shrimps look delicious!

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Thanks, JMom! I just opt-in as quickly as I can whenever I get the emails! I’m far less busy than you are, so I can easily make time for opps like this. Hubby’s the big winner for this opp…free beer for him! ;)

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