*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              Louisiana Shrimp
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Shellfish                        Shrimps
                 Cajun
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3      pounds        Shrimps -- medium-size or
 					
    2      tablespoons   Unsalted butter
    1      large         Garlic clove -- fine chopped
    1      can           Beer (12 oz.)
      1/2  teaspoon      Salt
      1/2  teaspoon      Thyme leaves -- crumbled
      1/4  teaspoon      -1/2 tsp. ground hot red -- pepper
      1/4  teaspoon      -1/2 tsp. black pepper
      1/4  teaspoon      Oregano leaves -- crumbled
      1/8  teaspoon      -1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper -- flakes
 
 1.  Cut through shell of each shrimp along back to tail; remove vein,
 leaving shell on; or remove shells for easier handling when serving.
 
  2.  Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat.
 Add garlic; cook 1 minute. Add beer, salt, thyme, ground red hot pepper,
 black pepper, oregano and red pepper flakes. Bring to boiling.  Lower
 heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes.  Add shrimp; cover and simmer 1 to 2
 minutes or until shrimp are tender.  Do not drain.  Serve hot or chilled
 with broth.
 
  3.  Serve the peppery shrimp, simmered in beer, in a large bowl with
 the cooking liquid and plenty of bread for soaking up the broth. 
 Garnish with lemon wedges.
 The shrimp are also delicious served chilled.  Recipe can be halved or
 doubled.
 
  MAKE-AHEAD TIP: The shrimp can be prepared a day ahead and
 refrigerated, covered, and then served chilled.
 Source: Family Circle.  From: CJHARTLIN
 
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