A ginger-garlic infusion adds a shot of spice to this seafood dish.
Servings: Serves 4
  • 1 piece (1/2 inch) fresh ginger , minced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 2 medium cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp , peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup Wondra or all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • 2 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter , cut into pieces
  • Directions
    In a small bowl, combine ginger, garlic, and lemon zest; set aside. Rinse shrimp and pat dry with paper towels; sprinkle with salt. Place flour in a large, sealable plastic bag; add shrimp and toss until well coated.

    In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil over high heat. Add shrimp and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes, flipping once about halfway through cooking. Add ginger mixture; cook 30 seconds. Slowly pour in beer; gently shake pan. Cook until reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Turn off heat; add butter, swirling pan until butter has melted and thickened the sauce. Serve immediately.

    Note:The fresh ginger should be peeled unless otherwise noted. To grate fresh ginger, use a microplane grater or a triangular ginger grater, which will catch unwanted ginger fibers in its teeth, leaving behind a juicy, concentrated pulp.


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