Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Maryland Style Steamed Shrimp

Who doesn't love shrimp!  And there's nothing better than the way we make our steamed shrimp in Maryland.  We load them down with Old Bay Seasoning and then steam them in Beer and oh my goodness you've never tasted anything like them.

Maryland Style Steamed Shrimp

1/2 cup beer (you can also use apple cider vinegar)
1 tablespoon of celery seed
4 cups of water (stay beneath the steaming basket or rack)
1/2 cup OLD BAY® Seasoning
2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and de-veined, tails on

Prepare Shrimp by de-veining them.  Leave the tails on.

Sprinkle a generous amount of Old Bay seasoning on shrimp and toss to cover well. Set aside.

In the bottom of your steamer, mix beer, celery seed and 1/2 tablespoon of Old Bay. Bring to boil on medium heat.

Lay shrimp in your steaming basket and sit on top of boiling liquid.

Cover and steam 2 to 3 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink.

Remove to a plate and serve with your favorite cocktail sauce.
NOTE:  Don't have a steaming pot?   Make one!   Use an 8 court stock pot for the bottom and a metal colander for your basket.  Cover and steam! Works great!

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