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The Simply Best Steamed Shrimp
  • This is the very best way to do a pound of shrimp!
  • Leaving shrimp in boiling water merely makes them tough, no matter how it’s timed, the longer, the tougher, especially when left in hot water after boiling.
  • To make a firm but tender shrimp, crispy and juicy, try this recipe


  • Water( or beer)
  • A pot with a tight fitting lid
  • 1 lb. shell on Gulf of Mexico shrimp
  • Kicked up cocktail sauce (available at Dirk’s)

  • Put the shrimp in the pot and add just enough water to cover the shrimp.
  • Leave the lid of the pot slightly askew to start.
  • Bring water to a rolling boil and when the steam comes out from under the lid, turn off the heat and close the lid.
  • Using potholders, drain the pot by opening the lid ever so slightly and pouring the water into the sink.
  • Close the lid again and let the shrimp sit in their own steam for about 12 minutes.
  • Do not peek under the lid!
  • After the shrimp cool, peel and devein them.
  • Serve with a little of our kicked up cocktail sauce and enjoy!
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