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Spicy Steamed Shrimp

Spicy Steamed Shrimp

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Messy, but worth the extra napkins!

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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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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Reviews

Claudette P Henry
130
12/28/2006

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.

EKERR19
125
9/15/2009

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.

Matt Diegel
73
1/29/2008

this is how to do 'em...