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!

Dirk Fucik