Shrimp in Lemon Sauce Recipe

This simple shrimp recipe is swimming in a tangy lemon-beer sauce.

Quick-cooking shrimp is a great ingredient to cook with on weeknights. Toss shrimp in a tangy lemon-beer sauce and dinner will be ready in a matter of minutes! 

Shrimp in Lemon Sauce Recipe

Roselle Miranda
This simple shrimp recipe is swimming in a tangy lemon-beer sauce.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Asian
Servings 6


Shrimp in Lemon Sauce Ingredients

  • 1/2 kilogram Shrimp heads removed, deveined
  • 4 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 cloves Garlic peeled, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup beer lager
  • 1 medium red onion peeled, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • Salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste


  • Bring steamer to a simmer according to manufacturer’s instructions. Add suahe. Steam for 5 minutes or until shrimps are opaque and bright orange throughout.
  • Melt butter, meanwhile, in a frying pan over medium heat. Add garlic, beer, onion, and lemon juice. Bring to a simmer. Season with salt and ground black pepper, to taste. Let reduce until shrimps are done cooking.
  • Transfer shrimps to the pan with the lemon sauce. Baste. Serve immediately. Recipe originally published in the August 2016 issue of Good Housekeeping.
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