Here in Maryland, Old Bay Seasoning is almost as common as table salt so Old Bay is our go to seasoning. Originally Old Bay Seasoning was a seasoning for steamed blue crabs, yet it goes well with many other foods including fish, shrimp, crawfish and chicken.
For a quick, delicious weeknight meal that everyone enjoys, nothing could be easier than Old Bay Steamed Shrimp. This is a really fast meal when made using quick peel cleaned and deveined shrimp. Or use wild caught Gulf shrimp too. For real tasty finger food if made with peeled, cleaned and deveined shrimp.
Old Bay Steamed Shrimp Recipe
- 2 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning
- 1/2 cup vinegar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 pound shrimp
- Combine the Old Bay Seasoning, vinegar and water in a medium saucepan.
- Bring to a boil. Add shrimp and stir gently. Cover.
- Steam until tender; about 3 to 5 minutes.
- Drain, remove shells.
Serve piping hot with lemon wedges and Old Bay Cocktail Sauce. If you cannot find Old Bay Seasoning locally, we have Old Bay Seasoning and Old Bay Crab Cake Classic in our online store. Old Bay Seasoning comes in 24 oz, 7.5 lb and 50 lb sizes: