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Beer Boiled Shrimp

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Matt an Oakland Raider Tailgater

This shrimp recipe is easy, and great for warm weather games. All you need is a camping stove, large pot, and:

2 pounds of large shrimp (don't shell them)
Six-pack of good beer (we prefer a dark ale)
1 pound kielbasa sausage
2 or 3 bay leaves
tbsp coriander seeds
salt and pepper

The night before the game...
slice the kielbasa into one inch slices. Wash the shrimp in cold water.

In the parking lot...
In a large pot, bring to a boil the beer, sausage, bay leaves, coriander seeds, salt, and pepper. Lower the heat and simmer for about ten minutes.  Dump in the shrimp and bring back to a boil. Boil for about two minutes (shrimp should turn pink.).

We like to put the shrimp on ice and serve it cold, although it is also tasty hot. Although any bottled cocktail sauce will do, we prefer to make ours at home.  Just mix together...

2/3 cup ketchup
1/4 cup horseradish
2 tbsp hot pepper sauce (less, if preferred)
1 tbsp fresh lime juice

As I said, this is easy to make, and fun to serve. We always end up giving samples to the fans near us.