Recipe Feature: Spicy Spare Moment Shrimp

It’s Historic recipe time, and we’re cooking with beer again! This time we are adding our new IPA, Spare Moment, to a spicy shrimp dish that is so easy and delicious that it’s sure to become part of your weekly rotation of recipes. 

If you’ve been following along with the blog you’ll know by now that IPAs are best paired with spicy foods, as the hop bitterness helps dull out some of the food’s spice on your tongue. This can help you taste the true flavors beyond the hot spiciness of the dish and add depth to the flavors as well. Our IPA, Spare Moment, is excellent used in this shrimp dish, and it is also a great beer to serve alongside your meal. Spare Moment has a balanced flavor, with some tropical and melon notes to it and a great hop bitterness that isn’t overwhelming. Give this recipe and this beer a try for yourself and let us know what you think!

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Spicy Spare Moment Shrimp

-3 tablespoons of olive oil or butter (or a combo of both)

-1-2 cloves of minced garlic

-½ of a finely chopped yellow onion

-1 pound of peeled and deveined raw shrimp

-⅔ cup of Spare Moment IPA

-2 tablespoons of tomato paste

-2 teaspoons of smoked paprika

-1 teaspoon of chili powder

-1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

-salt & pepper to taste

1. In a skillet or large pan heat the butter and/or olive oil

2. Add in the onion and garlic until translucent

3. Add in the tomato paste, spices, shrimp and beer and bring it a boil

4. Reduce to a simmer and cook until shrimp is cooked through and the sauce has reduced

5. Serve on top of rice or a salad, and alongside a Spare Moment IPA