Dirty Seafood in Spicy Butter Beer Sauce

Friday, July 23, 2021
This Dirty Seafood with Spicy Butter Beer gets its name from the delectable addictive buttery sauce that coats a medley of seafood plus it's a tad bit spicy.


Today we've added shrimp, scallops, and calamari rings, and it's off the charts in flavor and the perfect light summer meal!


The spiciness comes from cayenne pepper, smoked paprika and can be served on top of mixed greens, filling fish tacos, topping cooked pasta,  or added to a  red bean and white rice combo.


The garlic butter-beer and herb sauce takes only around 15 minutes and is super easy to make


Of course, we have other substitutions for those with seafood allergies using this same sauce with another alternative like chicken, they all taste great in beer sauce also.


If you're looking for a gourmet, light seafood pasta dish, you hit the jackpot of all recipes right here, this seafood dish is so versatile.


We also like to serve this with Cajun Style Rice it's the perfect match in flavors!


Scroll down to get this easily printable recipe with step-by-step instructions.



this is a beer butter sauce with calamari rings, scallops and shrimp







Easy and Quick Meals



This is a super easy meal and can be on the table in less than 30 minutes.


This sauce is great for chicken, fish, steak, pork whatever, and even delicious with crusty bread to sop up that beer sauce with some roasted vegetables as a side dish..


Our medley consists of our favorites being scallops, shrimp, lobster, and calamari rings in this dish, and if we fresh fish we even use Mahi Mahi or flounder.


The buttery sauce is great on any meat, so give this a try with our many suggestions.


this is a pan of seafood in a beer butter sauce simmering



Other Substitutions 

  • smoked salmon
  • Mahi-mahi
  • haddock
  • crab meat or lobster
  • chicken breast boneless cubed
  • boneless pork tenderloin
  • cubed boneless steak
  • a medley of surf and turf



this is a close photo of calamari rings, scallops and shrimp in beer butter and hot spices



Other Side Dish Suggestions

  1. twice-baked potatoes
  2. black beans
  3. sauteed spinach or other greens
  4. cooked pasta fettuccini or broccoli aioli
  5. garlic mashed potatoes
  6. french fries



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Tips

  • use any kind of beer, wine, or chicken broth for non-alcohol
  • shrimp is cooked when it turns pink, ( most seafood cooks very quickly)
  • if using extra-large shrimp and adjust the time of cooking until shrimp turns pink
  • don't brown garlic, it should be light in color
  • if using meats instead of seafood cook to your preference before adding the beer first
  • you can use regular or smoked paprika in this recipe
  • mixed greens, spinach, arugula can be used 
  • outdoor grilling: oil spray a cast-iron skillet until the shrimp is pink and the seafood is hot all the way through
  • air fryer:  place in an ovenproof casserole dish at 425 degrees oil spray a baking dish and cook for 6 to 8  minutes or until the shrimp turns pink
  • baked: baked the seafood in a greased casserole set in a  preheated oven of 400 degrees for 7 to 8 minutes or until the shrimp is pink




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Seafood Lovers



Any kind of seafood to choose to use, this beer butter spicy sauce is so delicious you can't stop eating it and it's really the perfect light summer meal topping a salad.


Remember you can adjust the heat by adding more or less of the spices suggested, we just love the beer butter sauce on just about everything even sauteed chicken is great with it!




Dirty Beer Seafood Medly

Dirty Beer Seafood Medly

Yield: 4
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 7 MinTotal time: 22 Min
This dirty seafood dish is a spicy dish that is wonderful with white rice or even on fancy greens. The sauce is a spicy beer and butter sauce with calamari rings, shrimp, and large scallops.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs mixed seafood: scallops, calamari rings, shrimp, shelled and deveined (fresh or frozen)
  • 4 tablespoons butter 
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 2 or 3 sprigs of dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano 
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil 
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons smoked paprika or regular
  •  1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  •  1⁄2 teaspoon salt, to taste 
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper, to taste 
  • 1⁄2 cup beer
  • Optional for Serving:
  • Fancy Greens
  • 2 cups or more of white rice

Instructions

  1. Saute fresh garlic and herbs in butter until garlic on low heat in a deep frying pan until light brown. 
  2. Add the seasoning and herbs with seafood, stirring constantly, until shrimp are pink and done around 4 or 5 minutes (depending on how large they are). 
  3. Pour in beer, simmer 1 minute more, and serve over white rice or spoon over your favorite salad greens!

Notes:

  • use any kind of beer, wine, or chicken broth
  • shrimp is cooked when it turns pink, ( most seafood cooks very quickly)
  • use extra-large shrimp
  • don't brown garlic, it should be light in color
  • if using meats instead of seafood cook all the way through before adding the beer first
  • you can use regular or smoked paprika in this recipe
  • mixed greens, spinach, arugula can be used 
  • outdoor grilling: oil spray a cast-iron skillet cook until the shrimp is pink and the seafood is hot all the way through
  • air fryer: 425 degrees oil spray a baking dish and cook for 3 minutes
  • baked in a greased casserole at 400 degrees for7 to 8 minutes


Nutrition Facts

Calories

588.68

Fat (grams)

18.00

Sat. Fat (grams)

8.28

Carbs (grams)

50.41

Fiber (grams)

3.68

Net carbs

46.73

Sugar (grams)

0.53

Protein (grams)

55.58

Sodium (milligrams)

1973.56

Cholesterol (grams)

174.18
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8 comments

  1. What a mouthwatering seafood meal! I love how easy and quick it can be done and brought to the table!

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  2. Love the sound of this over a light salad for lunch. Such a simple yet delicious way to enjoy an array of seafood!

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  3. I have never used beer to cook before, but I really love how you used it in this recipe! Those shrimps looks incredibly tasty! YUM

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  4. You had me at beer sauce! This recipe looks really special, we'll be trying it this weekend.

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  5. I'm so excited to be trying this for the weekend! My daughter and I are so excited to try this recipe! Looks so delicious and full of flavor!

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  6. This sounds amazing! I love seafood, especially calamari. Will be giving this a go very soon.

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  7. When I hear these two words - seafood and spicy - I get immediately excited. This recipe is not an exception! ;-)

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  8. Looks really good Claudia but I think I'd make more seafood and forget the rice.

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