3 pounds large shrimp
3 tablespoons Old Bay or other seafood seasoning
1 cup cider vinegar
8 cups water
a splash of beer never hurt anyone, either
Combine water and vinegar.
Bring water to a rolling boil.
Add shrimp and gently stir.
If you have a few fresh herbs on hand, they can be tossed into the water with the shrimp.
Bring the water back up to a boil.
When the water starts to boil again, turn off the heat, and drain the shrimp.
Put shrimp in large bowl, and toss with the seafood seasoning.
I like to serve hot with cocktail sauce lemon wedges.
A garnish of thyme or rosemary finishes it off.
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This is the easiest, and most fool-proof way to steam shrimp. It was told to my mother by a local seafood-monger over 20 years ago, and we haven't had a bad shrimp yet!