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Steamed Shrimp

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Why I Love This Recipe

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!

Ingredients You'll Need

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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