The Simply Best Steamed Shrimp
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!