Spicy Shrimp and Beer Scampi Sauce

Spicy Shrimp and Beer Scampi Sauce

Spicy Shrimp and Beer Scampi Sauce

I have wanted to make a scampi sauce for quite awhile but I couldn’t find any recipes I liked. The few that I had found used wine and I am not a wine drinker so the other day when I came across one that used beer, it gave me an idea. I used the recipe’s butter to beer ratio but used my own spice combinations. It is an easy and fast recipe and it has an amazing flavor. This is by far the best scampi sauce I have ever had.


Spicy Shrimp and Beer Scampi Sauce

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  • Yield: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Recipe type: Dinner


  • 1 lb of shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • 3-4 tbs butter
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp Tony Chachere’s More Spice Seasoning
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp olive oil


  1. Peel garlic cloves and brush both the knife and cloves with the olive oil. This prevents the garlic from sticking when mincing. Mince garlic.
  2. Saute garlic and herbs in butter until garlic is slightly brown.
  3. Add shrimp, stir often, until shrimp are pink and done.
  4. Pour in beer and simmer for 1 minute.
  5. Serve

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Comments: 6

  1. Lisa November 20, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Just tried it. Loved the spice kick! Unique dish.

    • MuffinsandMeat
      MuffinsandMeat December 11, 2013 at 8:10 pm

      🙂 I’m so glad you liked the spice, as I always say, “The spicier, the better!”

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  3. brooke November 9, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    gonna try this and toss angel hair pasta with it

    • MuffinsandMeat
      MuffinsandMeat November 10, 2014 at 8:49 pm

      That is a great idea, we are going to have to try it with pasta next time we make it!

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