Lemon Shandy Peel and Eat Shrimp

An amazing 10 minute meal! A lowcountry favorite of peel and eat shrimp is an awesome quick supper idea or the perfect appetizer for game night or a backyard barbeque: fresh local shrimp, chopped garlic and herbs, Old Bay seasoning, sweet cream butter, and lemon shandy beer are combined into a one pot meal that will win you major brownie points.
Course Seafood
Cuisine Lowcountry
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Amber Forbes, Slim Pickin's Kitchen


  • 2 lbs fresh shrimp heads removed & rinsed
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 large or 1 small sweet onion finely minced
  • 4 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 bottles summer shandy beer of choice
  • 1 tbsp Old Bay seafood seasoning
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • juice and zest of one fresh lemon
  • 1 large handful freshly chopped Italian flat leaf parsley
  • Toasted crusty bread for dipping


  • Melt butter in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add onions and garlic, sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper, and saute until translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Pour in beer, scraping any bits from the bottom, then add shrimp and the Old Bay seasoning and stir.
  • Cover the pot and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the shrimp just turn pink and opaque.
  • Remove the pan from heat, stir in the lemon juice and zest, and sprinkle with fresh parsley and additional Old Bay and salt & pepper, if needed.
  • Serve immediately with crusty bread!
  • Enjoy!