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You Won't Even Believe This Old Bay Steamed Shrimp Recipe

Updated on August 10, 2020
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Best Old Bay Steamed Shrimp Recipe


Best Old Bay Steamed Shrimp Recipe

Being a marylander, I absolutely love old bay and I love shrimp!

I also love crabs, but we will save that for another recipe!

Before we begin, I want to let you know that by using Amazon Fresh you can get your shrimp and old bay without having to leave the house. That can be incredibly useful for people during the coronavirus pandemic!

Quick Old Bay Steamed Shrimp Recipe

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 3 min
Ready in: 8 min
Yields: 8 Servings

Ingredients for Best Old Bay Shrimp Recipe

  • 1/2 cup beer or vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons old bay
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

Instructions for Best Old Bay Shrimp Recipe

  1. Grab your saucepan! Go ahead and mix some water, vinegar, and old bay. You want to bring this to a boil on medium heat. Stir in the shrimp. Cover shrimp.
  2. You only need to steam these for 2 to 3 minutes. Let the shrimp turn pink and then drain!
  3. Serve! Enjoy!

Add-Ons to Steamed Shrimp!

You can also add melted butter. I believe it adds a lot of flavor.

Some people also choose to cook their steamed shrimp with beer as well!

I use cocktail sauce and melted butter for dipping my steamed shrimp.

As far as side dishes to serve with the steamed shrimp go, I usually use some kind of pasta salad or regular salad. You could also pair it with creamed corn! Or even corn on the cob! Those are great options.

My girlfriend loves asparagus, so I tend to pair it with that a lot as well.

Something I recently tried was putting shrimp on kabobs and grilling them instead of steaming them. They turned out amazing. I highly suggest trying it. I still used old bay, but I also added onions, peppers, and tomatoes to the kabob.


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