South Baltimore Seafood Recipe...
Maryland Style Steamed Shrimp
Do-It-Yourself has never tasted so good as with this quick and easy recipe for steaming shrimp - in the Maryland "style" of course - often called "Old Bay Shrimp." Here's what it takes...
- 1 pound raw shrimp (the shell can be on or off)
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup beer (Don’t use an expensive brand. A simple Budweiser will do.)
- 3 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
- Combine water, beer, and Old Bay Seasoning in a large pot and bring it to a boil.
- Place a steaming rack in the pot over the water and add the Shrimp. If you would like your shrimp to be a bit spicier you will want alternate layers of shrimp and sprinkling Old Bay Seasoning to taste.
- Cover and steam for 2 to 3 minutes until they are done. You will know they are done when they have turned pink.
- You may wish to use ½ cup of water instead of beer.
- Some people like to add a couple of celery stalks chopped into large pieces to the pot. If you choose to do this, add the celery when you add the water, beer, and Old Bay Seasoning.
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