Skillet Party Shrimp - VeryVera

Skillet Party Shrimp


  • 4 dozen medium-large raw shrimp with shells included
  • 1/2 lb butter
  • 2 cloves of fresh garlic minced
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 c chicken stock
  • 3/4 to 1 cup beer at room temperature
  • 2 loaves of crusty french bread heated and torn up served warm in a basket

Seasoning Mix:

  • IN A PINCH TIP: after making this mix, double or triple the recipe and make more to put up, label it in a Ziploc bag party shrimp and then you will be ahead of the game for next time
  • 2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. rosemary leaves, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano


  1. Note: This dish is one you make once your guests are there, because you need to serve it immediately… This recipe is great in the cast iron skillet for extra flavor. Your guests will be crowding around and soaking up the juices with the warm bread! A perfect starter for your next party or gathering!
  2. Wash the shrimp, leave the shells on and set aside.
  3. Mix together your spices.
  4. With your pan on medium heat (and your bread warming) add the butter, garlic, W. Sauce, and seasoning mix.
  5. Once the butter is completely melted and the ingredients are well mixed together, add your shrimp. Do not stir, but shake your pan and let cook for about 3 minutes.
  6. Add a couple more pads of butter and the stock and let cook for another 2 minutes.
  7. Add the beer and let cook for about 1 minute.
  8. Remove from heat and serve immediately in the cooking pan/skillet along with the bread basket.