Shrimp poached in IPA get an extra kick from curried mayonnaise.
Active preparation time: 5 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
2 qt (1.9 l) water
2 cup (473 ml) IPA
2 Tbs salt
2 lb (907 g) shrimp
In a large pot, bring the water, beer, and lemon to a boil. Add the salt, then the shrimp. Cook the shrimp until just opaque in the center, about 2 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold running water to cool. Peel and devein the shrimp, leaving the tails intact, if desired. Store covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
1 shallot, minced
1 cup (237 ml) mayonnaise
1 Tbs curry powder
Juice of 1 lime
2 tsp salt
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Spoon into a small serving bowl and serve with the chilled Beer-Poached Shrimp.
Beer Suggestions: Try an English IPA such as Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA (Cleveland, Ohio), Left Hand 400 Pound Monkey (Longmont, Colorado), Yards IPA (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Samuel Smith’s India Ale (Tadcaster, U.K.).
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