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Summer Cooking Made Simple: Beer-Battered Shrimp

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Summary of Article

Quick and Easy Recipe Alert

Imagine whipping up a delicious seafood dish with just two ingredients and one pot. That's exactly what this beer-battered shrimp recipe offers. Perfect for those warm summer days when you want to spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the sunshine.

The Secret's in the Beer

What makes this recipe stand out? It's all about the beer. Specifically, Kona Big Wave, a favorite brew that's fast becoming the summer's go-to drink. Paired with all-purpose flour, it creates a batter that's light, hoppy, and ideal for coating the succulent Key West Pink Shrimp to crispy perfection.

Delight Your Guests

Whether you're hosting a BBQ or just looking to impress at your next backyard gathering, this beer-battered shrimp is a surefire hit. Serve it up with a side of tartar or spicy mayo for dipping, and watch as your guests eagerly ask for the recipe. It's a protein-packed dish that promises to satisfy every appetite.

Nutritional Breakdown

For those curious about the nutritional content, here's what you can expect per serving (4 shrimp): 368 calories, 13g fat, 693mg sodium, 27g carbs, and 27g protein. A balanced and tasty option for those keeping an eye on their intake.

What You'll Need

  • 1 can of Kona Beer (Kona Big Wave recommended)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 lb Key West Pink Shrimp
  • 4 cups (1 quart) vegetable oil

Step-by-Step Guide

Ready to get cooking? Start by peeling and deveining the shrimp, leaving the tails on for easy handling. Mix the flour with the beer in a bowl until you have a smooth batter. Heat your oil to 330 degrees, dip the shrimp in the batter (avoiding the tails), and fry them to golden, crispy perfection in 2-3 minutes. Let them cool on a clean paper towel before serving and watch them disappear in no time!

Not in the Mood to Cook?

If you'd rather skip the kitchen altogether, we've got you covered with recommendations for fast-food chains that serve up some of the best shrimp dishes around. Sometimes, convenience is just what you need.

With this simple, delicious recipe, your summer cooking just got a whole lot easier. Enjoy the flavor, the fun, and the compliments that are sure to come your way!

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