Recipe by Wendi
"Messy, but worth the extra napkins!"
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Old Bay ™ Seasoning
1 (12 ounce) jar
THIS IS A 5 STAR RECIPE WITH SOME CHANGES YOU REALLY DO NOT NEED BUT A CUP OF WATER AND ABOUT A 1/4 CUP OF OLD BAY I PUT MY OLDBAY ON TOP OF MY SHRIMP AND THEN STEAMED ALSO I ADDED ABOUT A 1/4 CUP OF BEER TO WATER TO STEAM IN, COOKED UNTIL JUST PINK, DO NOT OVERCOOK OR SHRIMP WILL BE RUBBERY.
I hate to stray from the recipe, but 3 ounces of Old Bay is a whole small jar! I just used 3 T of the seasoning and it was still super spicy. I could really only taste the Old Bay and not the shrimp.
This is a pretty good start, however needs some improving in my opinion. The Old Bay called for is way too much - also, when steaming the shrimp, make sure to "steam" - not boil them. Use a colander inside a large saucepan. I make mine using 12oz. of beer such as Fat Tire Amber Ale or Corona, about 3/4 cup of water, 3T Old Bay and 1/4 white vinegar - bring to a fast boil and reduce to simmer. I also sprinkle a little Old Bay and Zatarain's Blackened Seasoning and a bit of Lemon Pepper over the shrimp - then into the colander (over the gently boiling beer/water/vinegar) they go. Cover and steam depending on size of shrimp. I use fairly large size and will keep the liquid on a low boil so the shrimp steam just until tails begin to curl. Chill or serve immediately.
this is how to do 'em...
Hey, a Marylander here, I have to say, this is a tried and true technique. Steaming versus boiling. Great!
Really quick and easy! We did this instead of instructions on seasoning box and think it's better this way! A quick rinse under cold water gets most messy stuff off and shrimp is still spicy. Kids didn't appreciate, means more for us!
Thanks for great recipe!
Very tasty but I think my way is 5 stars instead of 4. I roast the shrimp at 400 degrees just until pink on a baking sheet with a little salt, pepper, and olive oil. Then I season as the recipe suggests. Delicious and more depth of flavor when roasted instead of steamed. Also, I think the texture is better this way, too.
Good! I didn't add quite as much Old Bay as recipe stated (seemed like alot). I also added a little white distilled vinegar to the water.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Spicy Steamed Shrimp
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 40
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