The recipe for Old Bay Steamed Shrimp is super easy and takes minutes to make. There are also a lot of varieties of Old Bay Seasoning – I used the lemon herb variety for this recipe – but you can use any of them. Be sure to also use RAW shrimp – peeled and deveined. This shrimp cooks in just 2-3 minutes so be sure to get the raw so it doesn’t get rubbery.
How to steam shrimp?
Because it’s so fast – be sure your side dishes are all ready! Or you can use this shrimp in other recipes!
How long to steam shrimp?
Steaming shrimp is super quick and you want to be sure to NOT overcook. Once your water is simmering and you add the shrimp – it only takes 2-3 minutes until the shrimp turns pinkish white.
How to season steamed shrimp?
For Old Bay Steamed Shrimp – you should add the seasoning into the water as its simmering. After you serve – you can also add an extra sprinkling onto the platter. Then dip away in your favorite cocktail sauce or just eat plain!
Delicious Shrimp Recipes
Old Bay Steamed Shrimp
- In a medium saucepan mix vinegar, water and OLD BAY. Bring to boil on medium heat. Gently stir in shrimp and cover.
- Steam 2 to 3 minutes – flipping after 1 min. Steam just until shrimp turn pink. Drain well.
- Serve immediately with cocktail sauce