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Spicy Steamed Shrimp Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Spicy Steamed Shrimp

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    25 mins

Directions

  1. In a large pot, bring 1 quart of water to a boil.
  2. Place shrimp in a steamer basket and place on top of the pot; cover. Do not submerge shrimp. Remove some water if necessary. Season the shrimp with Old Bay seasoning.
  3. Steam shrimp until pink.
  4. Eat by removing shells as you go and dipping in cocktail sauce.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 28, 2006

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.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 19, 2006

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.

 
Sep 15, 2009

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.

 
Jan 29, 2008

this is how to do 'em...

 
Oct 23, 2006

Hey, a Marylander here, I have to say, this is a tried and true technique. Steaming versus boiling. Great!

 
Dec 31, 2003

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!

 
Oct 22, 2011

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.

 
Jun 15, 2007

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.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 368 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.8 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 345 mg
  • 115%
  • Fat
  • 4.4 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 7 g
  • 28%
  • Protein
  • 41.1 g
  • 82%
  • Sodium
  • 7350 mg
  • 294%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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