Beer Battered Shrimp


Beer Battered Shrimp

What could be better than fried shrimp made in a beer batter? Pair this with our spicy creole tartar sauce and you have a winning dish that is perfect for football season or entertaining.


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces can or bottle beer
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • Vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Flour for dredging
  • Creole Tartar Sauce (recipe follows)


  1. In medium bowl combine 1 cup flour, paprika and salt. Whisk in beer, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce. Cover; let stand at room temperature at least 1 hour.
  2. In large heavy sauce pot or deep-fryer, heat about 3 inches oil over medium-high heat to 375 degrees F. Dredge shrimp in flour, then dip in batter.
  3. Fry shrimp, a few at a time, 2 to 3 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately with Creole Tartar Sauce.

    Creole Tartar Sauce

    1/4 cup chopped celery
    1/4 cup chopped parsley
    3 tbsp. tomato paste
    2 tbsp. Dijon-style mustard
    2 tbsp. olive or vegetable oil
    1 tbsp. white wine vinegar
    3/4 tsp. Tabasco sauce
    1/2 tsp. paprika

    In small bowl combine all ingredients until well blended. Makes about 1 cup.

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Recipe shows skewers? How many shrimp go on each skewer ??


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