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Guinness Grilled Shrimp and Rice

Guinness grilled shrimp and riceI’m cheating a little today. This recipe is somewhat of a repost. I know there are a lot of folks coming around that are seeking Irish recipes for the month and I wanted to bring this one forward.

The Guinness Grilled Shrimp was an entry into a contest called “Get Your Chef On” and for me it was a lot of fun to make….and to eat.

guinness grilled shrimp and steakSo, I am sharing it again today with a some photos that were not shared before.

Guinness Grilled Shrimp with steak

You can pair the shrimp with rice. In these photos we used Jasmine. I find Jasmine rice to have a bit better flavor than regular white rice. It is still to ‘white’ for me and I prefer to stick to brown rice when I can. Somehow brown rice just didn’t seem right with this recipe because I am pretty sure my Irish ancestors weren’t eating brown rice.

Shrimp pairs perfectly with steak. In this case we tossed some Guinness into my Skillet Steak.

Guinness Grilled Shrimp and Rice

Chrystal Mahan YUMeating.com
Inspired by Eat This Much: Beer Grilled Shrimp


  • 12 oz extra-large peel and eat shrimp
  • 6 oz Guinness + 1 splash about an oz.
  • ½ TBSP raw minced garlic


  • Mix beer and garlic in a bowl with matching lid.
  • Add shrimp.
  • Put lid on bowl and shake well.
  • In a cast iron skillet warm a little bit of olive oil and a splash of Guinness.
  • Remove lid from bowl and add shrimp to skillet along with a little bit of the Guinness and garlic mixture.
  • Cook your shrimp on medium low heat until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  • Turn skillet to medium high and cook shrimp just long enough to have that ‘fry’ coating.
  • Serve with your choice of sides.


St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. What is your favorite Irish recipe? Feel free to share in the comments below.

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  1. Oh yum… I love shrimp and Guinness as well! I wish my husband did (We sound like we’re in the same boat, kind of like the tilapia recipe I posted). Oh, well… more for me 😉

    1. That’s how I feel! More for me!! When I make shrimp, the husband usually gets steak. I am not a big steak eater, so its a fair trade for me. Give me seafood any time.

  2. Anything cooked in Guinness is YUM! These shrimp look really good. I could also see them tossed in pasta with a little garlic butter and reduced Guinness.

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