Veno's Recipes

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First Tracks Poached Shrimp

In a large pot over medium-heat, bring the 2 cans of Tuckerman First Tracks IPA, one lemon sliced, 2 bay leaves broken and 1 tablespoon of peppercorns to a boil for 5 minutes, reduce heat to low.

Add 2 lbs thawed shrimp to the pot and cover. Cook for 5 minutes then remove from the heat. Let shrimp rest in cooking liquid for 5 to 10 minutes. Add ice to stop the cooking process, Drain shrimp and do not rinse, discard cooking liquid.

While shrimp is cooking you can make a glaze with First Tracks as well

  • 0-12 Beer
  • 0-5 Honey
  • 1 Teaspoon Sriracha or tablespoon if you like it spicier
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cornstarch mixed with 2 tsp water
  • Mix beer, honey, sugar in a pot over a medium heat, bring to the boil.
  • Once boiling, lower the heat and simmer for 15 mins stirring the glaze until the liquid has reduced and thickened.
  • Add garlic and cornstarch whisking into the beer glaze

Bring to the boil and keep stirring until the glaze is nice and thick, toss all 2 pounds or serve on the side to dip it.