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OLD BAY® Steamed Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce


Traditional steamed shrimp is full of flavor when you start with Old Bay seasoning. Serve the shrimp either warm or chilled. Leftover shrimp make a delicious shrimp salad.

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  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar or beer
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons OLD BAY® Seasoning
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, leaving tails on
  • 1 cup OLD BAY® Cocktail Sauce


Servings 8
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 8mins


Step 1

In a medium saucepan, mix vinegar, water and Old Bay Seasoning. Bring to boil on medium heat. Gently stir in shrimp, then cover.

Steam 2 to 3 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Drain well.

Serve immediately or refrigerate until hungry guests arrive. Best served with punchy cocktail sauce and lively conversation.

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