These Honey Balsamic Beer Shrimp Tacos are topped with a sweet and savory honey balsamic glaze that’s made with a roasty stout beer. Ready in only 30 minutes!
Fact: beer + tacos = happiness!
Get ready to be really happy, because these shrimp tacos are actually made with beer! It’s not just for drinking anymore, friends. Beer is great for cooking and can add so much depth to your food, especially when paired with lighter proteins that have subtle flavor profiles like shrimp and white fish.
When cooking with beer, a little bit can go a long way, especially when using a dark beer like in this recipe. For this dish, I only used a 1/2 cup of stout beer, just enough to compliment the other flavors in the honey balsamic glaze.
If you’re not looking to get a buzz from your tacos, good news – a lot of the alcohol cooks off in the boiling process. Exactly how much evaporates varies depending on the alcohol content of the beer and other factors such as how long it boils, but rest assured you won’t get tipsy. Unless you pair your tacos with a nice frosty mug of beer, in which case I make no promises. 🙂
insisted I make inspired this recipe? The fiance, John, of course. He loves all kinds of beer and even brews his own every couple of weeks, which means we have a ton of bottles in the beer fridge (yep, we even have a fridge just for beer). He also has case or two fermenting in the basement, just waiting to be enjoyed.
So much beer to drink, so little time.
These tacos would be delicious served in my homemade 3-Ingredient Authentic Mexican Corn Tortillas or my Authentic Mexican Flour Tortillas (White & Whole Wheat Versions). Or you could serve the shrimp in a lettuce wrap or over white rice! Whatever floats your boat.
I topped the shrimp with sliced red cabbage, fresh lime wedges, jalapeno slices, cilantro and feta cheese. Super fresh, bright and perfect for the hot summer days.
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