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Best Unsteamed Shrimp

Best Unsteamed Shrimp

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Alice Hvidsten

A perfect everytime recipe for steamed shrimp with no water! I've been using this recipe for years and it's always perfect! Enjoy!

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  • Calories:
  • 471 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 27.7 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.3g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 47.3 g
  • 95%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 406 mg
  • 135%
  • Sodium:
  • 3538 mg
  • 142%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place butter in microwave safe bowl. Place bowl in microwave and melt butter (15 to 30 seconds on high). Add Old Bay seasoning (TM) and lemon juice. Stir well.
  2. Coat microwave safe pan with non-stick cooking spray. Arrange shrimp in a layer in the pan. Pour butter mixture evenly over shrimp.
  3. Cook in microwave on high power for 6 minutes. After two minutes have elapsed pause microwave and rearrange shrimp (move shrimp for the center to the outside, from the outside to the center). Let the shrimp cook another 2 minutes. When 4 minutes have elapsed pause the microwave again, rearrange the shrimp once more. Place shrimp back in the microwave and cook remaining two minutes. Cook until shrimp turn pink. Serve hot with your favorite cocktail sauce.
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Reviews

SELEA
67
6/13/2005

GOOD shrimp! However, this is one time when using the microwave is not the fastest way of preparing a recipe. Still using no water, and only 1 pan, I prepared it on the stovetop in less than half the time estimated for the microwave method. [Melt the butter, add your own personal desired amount of Old Bay Seasoning and the lemon juice. Add the shrimp and cook about 3 minutes, or until the shrimp turn pink.]

NJSS2000
17
7/23/2003

Very good. We really enjoyed this. They only had cooked shrimp at the store so I just heated it in the sauce. It was a little too salty for me. I would use less old bay and maybe add a little garlic next time.

Kristen
13
1/24/2004

Great recipe! Very easy, very tasty.