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Rating: 4.62 stars
37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

A perfect everytime recipe for steamed shrimp with no water! I've been using this recipe for years and it's always perfect! Enjoy!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
16 mins
total:
21 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place butter in microwave safe bowl. Place bowl in microwave and melt butter (15 to 30 seconds on high). Add Old Bay seasoning ™ and lemon juice. Stir well.

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  • Coat microwave safe pan with non-stick cooking spray. Arrange shrimp in a layer in the pan. Pour butter mixture evenly over shrimp.

  • Cook in microwave on high power for 6 minutes. After two minutes have elapsed pause microwave and rearrange shrimp (move shrimp for the center to the outside, from the outside to the center). Let the shrimp cook another 2 minutes. When 4 minutes have elapsed pause the microwave again, rearrange the shrimp once more. Place shrimp back in the microwave and cook remaining two minutes. Cook until shrimp turn pink. Serve hot with your favorite cocktail sauce.

Nutrition Facts

471 calories; protein 47.3g; carbohydrates 6.3g; fat 27.7g; cholesterol 406mg; sodium 3538.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2005
GOOD shrimp! However this is one time when using the microwave is not the fastest way of preparing a recipe. Still using no water and only 1 pan I prepared it on the stovetop in less than half the time estimated for the microwave method. Melt the butter add your own personal desired amount of Old Bay Seasoning and the lemon juice. Add the shrimp and cook about 3 minutes or until the shrimp turn pink. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/28/2006
This was way to much trouble I should have used other cooks idea's and used the skillet Read More
(8)
37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2005
GOOD shrimp! However this is one time when using the microwave is not the fastest way of preparing a recipe. Still using no water and only 1 pan I prepared it on the stovetop in less than half the time estimated for the microwave method. Melt the butter add your own personal desired amount of Old Bay Seasoning and the lemon juice. Add the shrimp and cook about 3 minutes or until the shrimp turn pink. Read More
(81)
Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
Very good. We really enjoyed this. They only had cooked shrimp at the store so I just heated it in the sauce. It was a little too salty for me. I would use less old bay and maybe add a little garlic next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2004
Great recipe! Very easy very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2010
Delicious! The 5 of us loved it including children ages 5 8 & 10. I did half the amount of Old Bay and thought it was perfect - not too salty but still with a kick. If using the full amount of Old Bay use unsalted butter or it will be too salty. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/28/2006
This was way to much trouble I should have used other cooks idea's and used the skillet Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2003
This is the best receipe for shrimp that I have ever used. Not using water keeps all the flavor in the shrimp. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2003
A shrimp lover's delight! Originally from Boston and now a Marylander I love seafood butter and Old Bay. This recipe combines all three in a deliciously easy to fix way sure to satisfy the taste buds of seafood lovers! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2008
You can cut the fat/cals by substituting out half of the butter with broth (veggie or chicken either one..or even just water with bullion). It doesn't affect the flavor too much and is so much healthier! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2005
This recipe is a great idea. I never thought about preparing shrimp this way. I used an oven instead of microwaving them (to keep from having to rotate them) and they truned out great!!! I'll definitely do this again. Read More
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